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itch.io week day 1: itch app & Ditto

itch.io week day 1: itch app & Ditto

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Thanks for following together with itch.io week. As a reminder, every day this week we’ll be revisiting some a part of itch.io with upgrades and releasing developer interviews with members of the itch.io group.

itch – The itch.io app

Take a look at the brand new app web page

We launched the itch.io app December of final 12 months to make it straightforward to put in and run video games out of your account with out having to futz round with manually downloading. If you happen to have been round for the unique launch you could have remembered it being a little bit clunky. It solely listed collections, and lots of actions would open a browser with itch.io loaded. Properly no extra…

We’ve accomplished rewritten the app from the bottom up to offer a wholly new streamlined expertise. Along with fixing a whole bunch of bugs and getting group translation for 20 languages, we’ve built-in a lot of the core performance of itch.io instantly into the app.

You can all the time seek for particular video games you needed, however now we’ve packed all the retailer proper contained in the app. This makes it simpler to instantly add free video games to your library with out leaving the app, browse our storefront or use the randomizer to search out one thing new.

We’ve achieved this by implementing a browser instantly into the app. This implies you’ll see developer’s recreation pages precisely as they have been meant, alongside contextual actions within the app’s toolbar for downloading, launching or shopping for. Get pleasure from among the lovely pages that creators have made.

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The app can now obtain browser based mostly video games for offline play. Generally (particularly with recreation jams) among the greatest video games are made for browsers. Now the itch app helps taking part in these video games in-app, even offline. Check out among the current Ludum Dare submissions to search out some nice examples.

Lastly, the app is now absolutely conscious of recreation updates. If any of the video games in your library want an replace the app will care for it. The brand new downloads tab will summarize any issues the app could be fetching. Even the app itself will routinely replace.

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We’re actually happy with the app, it’s been an enormous endeavor, and we hope you’ll benefit from the model new model. Obtain right here

BTW: if you have already got the app put in simply boot it as much as routinely replace.

Developer interview – Ditto

Ditto is certainly one of our favourite creators, and we’re actually enthusiastic about this subsequent recreation, GoNNER. He talks about a few of his experiences releasing his video games, and transitioning to a writer.

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That’s all for Monday, see you tomorrow. 

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