itch.io has an awesome system for giving free copies of your recreation referred to as obtain keys. There are a pair shortcomings with it although: the system solely helps you to create 1 key at a time, doesn’t offer you management over what particular information can be found, and whether or not exterior market keys can be found.
Usually when working a promotion by handing out keys you’ll want tons of or perhaps 1000’s of keys accessible to distribute. In case you’re doing a Kickstarter you may have to generate totally different units of keys for the totally different backer ranges that give entry to the respective information. Now it’s very easy to do all of that.
Beginning right this moment there’s a brand new Bulk Keys part on a recreation’s Obtain Keys tab. With the intention to create a considerable amount of keys you create a bulk key group, a group of keys that every one share some frequent parameters.
You may create as much as 20,000 keys directly. You may set the efficient value of the generated keys to regulate whether or not sure particular person priced information can be found. You may also management whether or not any exterior market keys can be found to be claimed*.
After making a key group you may obtain the complete record of URLs in a single textual content file prepared for importing or printing. The generated obtain keys use a subset of characters which might be simply distinguishable, in order that they make good candidates for printing out. Eg. l and I are sometimes ambiguous when printed, in order that they aren’t used for keys.
From the Obtain Keys tab you may preserve monitor of the teams you’ve created and see what number of keys in a gaggle have been claimed.
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* Watch out about permitting exterior market keys. If the exterior market key on the respective website provides an itch.io key then it could be attainable for somebody with a single key to maintain claiming as many keys as they need!
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