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Introducing devlogs

For many developers, projects on itch.io are living pages with frequent updates, new images, and gameplay videos. We think it's important for creators to start building and talking with their audience early and a development log is a great way to do that!

When we launched refinery we made it really easy for creators to distribute new builds quickly, but it wasn't obvious how to to announce the changes. We've experimented with having a Devlogs section in our community, and seen many use their project message boards to post topics for each new update.

Today we're happy to announce our next feature: devlogs.

Integrated into your game pages

Devlog posts will appear in the same customized layout you've build for your project. The devlog page is mobile friendly so they're easy to read on any device. A list of your posts will also appear on your project's main page.

Easy to create

We automatically monitor you pages and give you a notification if you've changed anything recently. Creating a new post will automatically select all the things you've changed for sharing. You can find the notification in your dashboard and on the top of your project page.

Attachments to keep track of changes

Attach files, images, butler builds, videos, and Sketchfab scenes directly into your posts to catalog what has changed.

Comments & likes

Devlog posts can have comments and likes to help you get feedback on the updates. Similar to other community features on itch.io, comments are completely optional. If they aren't appropriate for your posts then feel free to turn them off.

Get your followers' attention

New posts are published to your followers' feeds. Additionally, we have a new devlogs section on the global feed so you can see what's up on all of itch.io.

Enjoy!

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Ovelhas perdidas 

ola ... jogadores ... queria chamar a atenção de vocês para o jogo "Ovelha Perdida" ... essa versão não está terminada, ela está em desenvolvimento ainda assim e só um protótipo da idéia do jogo ... de apoio para continuar o desenvolvimento ... gostaríamos muito do apoio de vocês ... para nós ajudarmos a finalizar o projeto

Esse jogo tem um modo de carreira que contém mais de 30 fases interativas para o jogo

também contará com o modo historia com um único cenário que o jogo é capaz de jogar ao vivo e usufruir do jogo disponível em sua mecânica ... e muito mais entre missões, objetivos, desafios e aspetos em modo geral ok cotamos com a sua colaboração ok grato ...

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NICE

I tried for so long and still not able to

how its IMPOSSIBLE! to get to this game page i do not get it make it easer to make games pls?

Hello, people! 

Hi there!

Where can I see the rules that a game must follow in order to be published? like the content of the game or other things

Admin

You can check our Terms of Service and Quality Guidelines.

Thaankss

can we edit or delete a devlog after it's published? I can't find a way to do this. Thanks.

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Go to your profile select your project for which this devlog is made. Now find the heading "Development log" and click the link to the devlog you want to open. When opened there is a button on the top middle called edit post, click there to edit it.  In the bottom right corner of the devlog you can delete it.

Brilliant, thanks, so obvious now that I see it. I think my eyes didn't spot before because it was in the top banner of the page (staring me in the face).

You are very welcome. I assume it was you on twitter? Thanks for that, but did you delete it again, can't seem to find it anymore?

Sorry, I don't use Twitter, so I'm not sure what you're referring to. Here is my latest (corrected) devlog https://hangrybear.itch.io/dessert-strike/devlog/16183/day-18

Oh sorry. Someone just tagged us on twitter saying thanks for something related to devlogs, the same moment as you replied in here. :)

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For users to find a devlog, do there need to be a build of the game first?

no it just needs a game page. you can attach builds when you do upload though

So if you want to create a Devlog for a project you are working on you need to go to "Upload New Project" first?

Admin

That's right, you need to create a project page before you can post a devlog. The label "upload new project" is a bit misleading though, since you don't have to upload something to create a new project page.

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Great,I'm a new Dev..

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Looks good! Will look forward to using it once I learn enough C++ to start making my own games :)

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Great, thanks itch for this one of Best Updates.

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Cool. I love seeing Itch.io improving over time. This'll come in handy since I post devlogs every week.

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Yeah making just small improvements is the great way to get better at something.

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cool looks good ill try it out thanks

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Any easy way to move or link my logs from IndieDb to here without copy and pasting?

I'd love to use it, but I already got a quite extensive devlog going on  in the itch.io boards :-/

Is there a way to move it over or do I  have to post everything again?

Admin

There's no way to move the one on the forums over :(. You would have to copy the posts, or just switch.

Alright, thank you! Then I'll do new posts to both I guess.

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Amazing! Awesome!

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Bagus sekali.  terimakasih.

Amazing! Now you can have full-feedback on your game! :)

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