Today we're launching a new set of creator guidelines for people uploading projects to itch.io. Our goal is to enable anyone browsing through games (or other content types) to be able to click through to a project and see a page that reasonably showcases it. This includes basic things like:
- Proving cover image
- Providing screenshots where appropriate
- Filling out a description
- Tagging and classifying correctly
- Not abusing sales and jams for promotion
You can see the full list on the guidelines page.
People uploading new projects will be urged to review the guidelines before publishing their page. Additionally, it's now necessary to preview your page before you can publish it.
In addition to announcing it, we'd like to collect feedback. If you have any issues with what's there, or would like to see something else, then leave a comment in this thread. We realize some of these suggestions can be subjective, so we're open to ways to make them as clear and fair as possible.
Ensuring people follow the guidelines is important. If we see a page that is ignoring them, we'll reach out to the creator to see if they can fix the page. If not, then a site moderator may decide to remove the page from our browse and seach pages.