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Help For New Developers!

A topic by GG - Good Games created 34 days ago Views: 617 Replies: 8
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When I was new to Itch.io I really didn't know where to start of as a game developer so it took me a lot of time to understand Itch.io.

Here are a few steps to become a successful Itch.io game developer:

1. Always use nice covers and screenshots - If your game is paid I recommend you to add a view introducing the game or a demo or even nice screenshots, since people won't buy it until they know its worth it.

2. Where to get support? - I had a lot of questions when I started Itch.io but no one to solve them, then I found out the Itch.io support email, If you have any questions like me you can comment down or mail Itch.io directly! Mail - support@itch.io

3. How do I get views? - Many new users don't get many views to their projects and they start advertising but advertising is wrong you should add your game in more jams so more people can check it out and maybe even win some prizes! Even my games got 500 views in 5 days since I added them in jams.

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3. How do I get views? - Many new users don't get many views to their projects and they start advertising but advertising is wrong you should add your game in more jams so more people can check it out and maybe even win some prizes! Even my games got 500 views in 5 days since I added them in jams.

Just to add on to this: while jams are good for exposure, they are usually themed events meant for making new games under specific limitations, so most do not allow unrelated or already-finished projects.  Before submitting your game to a jam that it wasn't specifically made for, be sure that the jam rules allow you to do this.  Jam hosts will usually remove your game if it isn't relevant to the jam.  Violating submission rules too many times can get you banned from submitting to any jams at all.

I agree with whatever you said and me being a person who did game dev in the past but took a break and getting back on track (dont get much time for developing games but atleast have time for helping the community with the experience) , this advice is actually helpful and I will recommend this as well.


For the first point, even If your game doesnt look nice or doesnt have good graphics, put on some pics, screenshots and a good summary of your game, even if it isnt good. Be proud that you made something and it could lead to something bigger and better.  And plus putting screenshots and trailers really does make a good impact on your itch.io page


The 3rd point is a really good way to get views and to get people to play your game and get more exposure but as one of the person in this reply section pointed out that game jams r gold for exposures but have certain limits (as in the limits and the boundaries like themes and stuff which the game has to revoke around, what the game can have etc.) They can give you an advantage and a disadvantage. Recommend it for short projects and for fun ofc and for beginners but if you plan to make a really full fletched game, then take some time off and put dedication to your game and then use the posts and basically try to get a good reach on people.


And above all always have fun. The community in itch.io also exists for a reason. Have fun and explore the community 

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