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Why are none of my projects showing up in search?

A topic by Knife Drawer Games created Aug 22, 2016 Views: 960 Replies: 15
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I have three projects on and only the people I show the links to can find them. If I search for it in the searchbar, nothing pops up, making the "add yours" link seem link an insult. I've been using this site for months and I can't help but wonder how many other great projects made by others that I personally can't see because they aren't popping up in search, either. I do not have anything set to where any of my projects should be hidden, so what's up?

My projects that can't be brought up in search:


Try uploading your asset packs as .zip files instead of .png files :)

With your being an admin, I'm sure that should work and I will try that.

But really, why is that a thing? Why in the world should file type matter, and does the upload-module mention this at all? Because if this is why my stuff doesn't pop up, the uploader should tell the user to submit a zip to increase visibility. Also, does this apply to .exes, .pdfs, or any other file extension? I seem to remember being able to search up a few of those that weren't in .zip format.


One of the chief reasons I'm concerned isn't even for just my own visibility, but people like me who probably have assets uploaded incorrectly or otherwise and can't be found in search either.

What did you do to resolve this. Making sure I had zips for all my projects hasn't made them more visible.

I had a similar problem with all of my games which just started happening. Not sure what's up with it.

im having this trouble too, but only on my second project, the first one shows up in the search just fine

I also get this. Set up project yesterday, configured as public, and haven't checked "Unlisted in search & browse". Still, the project doesn't appear in search results and, if you search my username, although I appear in the list of creators it says I have 0 projects. Pretty frustrating after spending a day debugging CORS issues to get the game to work properly when hosted in

Specifically, the project that doesn't show up is this: It's an HTML5 game hosted in browser with assets uploaded as a ZIP.

You can search for it by exact name and nothing appears. Also doesn't appear in the list of recent games.

Any idea what's up?



Does the problems still persist or was it just solved over time ?

It does now show up in search results, although I'm not sure when it started working.

I’m having the same issue too. Is there a turn around with how long getting into search takes? 


For games with a price tag attached, yes, there is. Yours should be seen by an admin in up to 12 hours or so as of this writing.

It up now. Thanks!

I uploaded my first game but it isn't available to download(even if I send a link to my friends). They can go to the page and they see the game but they can't download it. How can i solve this?

Figured I'd offer some insight into this as I had a friend of mine go through this very issue.  The problem was 'tags' (or a lack thereof).  If you don't have enough tags (or the proper tags) on your project then it won't show up in search results at all.  You may want to look at a similar project/game already on this site and then try to copy their tags for your own project (where applicable).

Ok, thanks I'll try that