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How do you get your game featured on itch.io

A topic by RexTGun created Aug 21, 2017 Views: 287 Replies: 11
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Hello! I'm a indie game developer (I suppose I can call myself that now that I published a game) and I was wondering  how do I get my game featured on the main itch.io page.  is there like a email to submit your game or something like that? thank you for reading

-RexTGun

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Hello, currently all homepage features (aside from recommended content) is chosen by our team. We look over games every day, so it's not necessary to submit your game anywhere, but if you have a recommendation to make you're free to do it. 

To get the homepage curators to notice your game there's a handful of things you can do:

  • Demonstrate you put effort into your game - take the time to put up images, videos, and customize your page. If you don't put effort into your work then we're not going to go out of our way to promote it. We have limited space for games on the homepage and we want to make sure that the people who are putting effort into their work get exposure.
  • Make a post in release announcements - we view these every day, so it's a good way to get noticed by us
  • Use your own audience to give your game an initial boost - we're more interested in games that are able to attract an audience. When you release your game share it and get people to try it out. New games that are popular are more likely to be spotted by our curators.
  • Post a devlog about your game - We built the devlogs feature to let people share updates about their game. For games that are in development you essentially want to try to create some attention around your game with every update you push. Using our devlogs feature can help bump your game back up to our attention

so... I can recommend my own game?

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I guess I vote WarIR! to get featured on itch.io! lol

Admin

I haven't had a chance to play it yet, do you have a gameplay video you can add to the page?

I will do that as soon as I can. ty for your interest

I added the gameplay vid

added gameplay trailer, gifs, etc. though the intros bad rn I'm remaking it

By being Double Fine.

Admin(+1)

Well we do appreciate them coming on itch.io but 95% of the people we feature are small creators.

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Please swing by and check out Red Tide! It's a project being worked on by a small team of student's.  https://smore-hammer.itch.io/red-tide

a game with buff sharks deserves to be featured