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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.

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yo go listen to my music, i decided to reupload it all to itchio after i saw a bandcamp thingy made by https://twitter.com/torcado
its all free, use it in your own projects whatever! I'm also available if you'd want something expanded upon or tweaked, just let me know. :)

Well.... I did post my devlogs.

The last one (Chapter 1 to 2.1) marked as a major release, yesterday.
But it didn't show up in the devlog or the recent/updates section.

So what did I do wrong? 

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I hope this will help the development of the project.
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Amazing news! Please, wellcom on my page, I create 18+ games!

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Hiya, guyz, check out my mind-blowing game Jake & The Mysterious Cave.

                 https://spirit-warrior.itch.io/the-clumsy-miner

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Admin(+5)

Please don’t advertise your project pages on our blog posts comment section. This is not the appropriate location. Thanks

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Have a good day

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a new journey for a new game.

would love  if you check out  my post about it.

https://blueberrystudios.itch.io/goddess-hill-demo/devlog/243810/a-new-beginig 

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It's a roguelike

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From limited testing, it looks like the devlogs don't get sent as email notifications to followers. Are they supposed to generate emails, or just show up in the feed on the site?

Admin

Devlogs are sent to your followers via an email digest if their account settings have that enabled.

The digest groups devlog posts from other people they follow, so it does not go out immediately after a devlog is published. The digest emails go out at most once per day. You will have to wait at most 24 hours before you can confirm if the email was sent or not, and I see that your devlog was just posted 4 hours ago. Hope that explains.

Ah! Yep, that makes a lot more sense. I thought it was immediate, but a digest format makes a lot of sense too.

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