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Patreon integration on itch.io

We're delighted to announce that we now have Patreon integration on itch.io. We're big fans of Patreon, with a similar goal of helping creators make an earning building what they want. Many of our creators are already using Patreon to support their work so it's been a common request to allow patrons from Patreon to get access to developer's itch.io projects.

Starting now you can now offer access to your itch.io pages to your Patreon patrons. In order to get started you just need to connect your Patreon creator account to your itch.io account, select your campaign, then share the claim URL with your patrons. We use the Patreon API to verify your patrons to make sure the correct people get access. You can configure a minimum pledge level required to get access to your itch.io project page.

We've updated our creator documentation with a new page on Patreon, check it out: Distribute to your Patreon patrons 

After connecting your Patreon campaign, patrons can get access by verifying their pledge status. It looks like this:

Patreon link support

We've updated our list of external link types to include Patreon. If you have a campaign for your itch.io project please add the link to make it easy for others to discover. Head over to Edit > Metadata > External Links to set it up.

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I don't quite understand. Does this mean that our Patrons have the ability to edit our projects? Or what does 'give access' mean?

It means they can download a game without buying it, unless I'm misunderstanding.

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Thanks! I put what you told me with the little video on the itch.io page, and saw the 'Minimum Pledge', and it all began to make sense. Thanks!

No problem! :)

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Has an API reference been added into Itch.io's API as well? So we can see they're patreon supporters when using the App?

very amazing update, helps stream line things a lot better 

OMG. You guys have no idea how much I needed this feature.. Before i had to create seperate keys for each Patron. Thank you so much Itch. 

This is excellent!

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Nice ;)

Cool!
itch, you guys are amazing!

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esta es una enorme buena noticia. ya no tendremos que optar por kickstarter que es muy buena, pero para cuestion de videojuegos indi los que patrocinan en kickstarter no le ponen mucha fe. esta plataforma que esta mas orientada a juegos es ideal que hagan esto

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Great Thanks

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I thinkz I should get a patreon

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Thank you!

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This is super sweet. Thanks so much! :D