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Developer Collaboration features

A topic by Donni created 117 days ago Views: 96 Replies: 1
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Hello,

Some suggestion features:

  • Multiple Owners of game- If two or more companies are working on a game together, developers could add other itch.io accounts to be assigned with the game.
  • Multi Payments - If two or more companies are working on a game together, one of the game devs could have a payment option to send a set percent of the game profits to other itch.io account(s). For example when a player buys the game, itch.io sends 50% of the payment to Joe's account and 40% of the payment to John's account.
  • Game page permissions- If two or more companies are working on a game together, one of the companies could give acess permission to other itch.io account(s), to modify the game page.
Well these are my suggestions,

Donni,

I want to second this!

I would like to collaborate with other indies I know on smaller games for jams, but I don't like that only one of us will be the project owner. Right now you can add an admin to a project (the third bullet point above already exists) and set the admin user to "contributor" so that he or she appears on the details on the game page, but what I really need is the game to appear on my main profile page as one of my projects. Right now the only way I could find to force that to happen is for the dev that didn't upload the game to add it to a collection and have the collection displayed on the main profile page. This is not an ideal solution when you do a lot of work toward building a specific branding around your work.


The multiple payments solution would be an absolute godsend, but I suspect there are legal things involved. In my opinion, though, I would happily sign a disclaimer/waiver when setting it up for a collaboration project through itch because I want to be able to collaborate so bad. I view my gamedev work as more of an art gig, and artists ought to be able to work together from time to time.