I've uploaded my game to itch about a month or so ago and i'm unable to find it in search and browse. Currently the game is in development and I have the "Disable new downloads & purchases" checked off. An also have it so anyone can view my page but when I search for my game I can't seem to find it. Can games that are being developed still be viewed or do they have to be published with a downloadable file in order for people to find the page in search and browse?
Cannot find game in search & browse
Did you figure it out? If not, tell me which game it is and I can take a closer look.
Here are some common issues people run into:
- Games without cover images won't be shown, add an image
- Games without files aren't shown in search right now
- If you make your game NFSW then it only appears for people that have NSFW enabled on their account
- New paid games may enter an additional review period, but we generally review those daily
Here's the link - https://troublesum.itch.io/city-of-freeroam
The only thing I can think of is that I have "Disable new downloads & purchases" checked off, but there are some game files, it has cover photos and its not NFSW and I also have "No payments" selected. However its still doesn't show up on the search list.
I've had a similar problem with the search; not all partials and tags seem to get found. Some of my jam entires appear to be difficult to find in certain ways, and I recall having trouble finding a thing or two unless I spelled it out in full. (As far as I have gathered, that will find anything you're looking for.)
If you disable downloads, I assume it is read as having no files. A game in the store, Cultist Simulator, seems to have disabled downloads until full release, and isn't coming up in search.
The same problem. I am unable to find my game. Tried to search being logged in and from an incognito page, search by the game name, by the account name, by a tag and by tag combinations. It is especially obvious then you choose 3 tags at once and the result page contains just about 100 games.
UPD. It's working now. Thanks for your help (even if you didn't do anything)!