The Jeddy
gamecola:


Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! At least, this is the thirteenth edition of “Scratching the Itch.io”, and it’s being posted on a Friday. That’s close enough, right? In this edition, I also have a special surprise! You know that part of the where I say, “If there’s a game you think I missed, feel free to mention it in the comments or send me an email“? Well, someone actually did it, making me barely meet six games for the week! …

Bored? Jeddy submits six more indie games for your consideration!

Wasn’t I just talking about itch.io…?!

gamecola:

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! At least, this is the thirteenth edition of “Scratching the Itch.io”, and it’s being posted on a Friday. That’s close enough, right? In this edition, I also have a special surprise! You know that part of the where I say, “If there’s a game you think I missed, feel free to mention it in the comments or send me an email“? Well, someone actually did it, making me barely meet six games for the week! …

Bored? Jeddy submits six more indie games for your consideration!

Wasn’t I just talking about itch.io…?!

As my followers should probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of Itch.io. This post has some really interesting statistical analysis of the sales data, and it’s cool to see not which genres sell or where sales come from, but also just that the site is getting more popular in general.

A good read for anyone interested in the business of indie games…!

compixellated:

Today Compixellated is one year old. This is the longest I’ve ever been with a project. We’ve been at it every sunday for 52 weeks. It’s really great.

When we started Compixellated we never dreamed it would get this big. It’s really really cool. So great to see all the amazing pixel art you all send in each week. It’s really awesome the amount of people that have told us that they started doing pixel art for compixellated or those that use the challenges to try to increase their skill. 

So to celebrate compixellated’s first birthday we are going to celebrate YOU!

To celebrate all of you we are gonna have a giveaway!

A few lucky winners will get some art by me!
One winner will receive a big pixel 

imageimage
(bigger than 64x64, smaller than 100x100)

and two other winners will receive small pixels
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(64x64 or smaller)

You can get a drawing of whatever you want! (as long as it isnt nsfw)

To enter you MUST be following compixellated. After all its to celebrate all you awesome people!

Just like or reblog and you will have a chance to win!

Make sure to have you askbox open if you win, if you don’t then we won’t be able to let you know!

The giveaway ends next Monday, September 22 2014 so make sure to like or reblog it before then!

Thank you all for being really rad!

You guys remember Star Runner? You know, my hit XBLIG game that was released about a year ago? Well, it’s back! In pog form!

By which I mean, it’s now available on itch.io! On PC! FOR FREE. That’s cool, right? You don’t even have to pay anything, and you get to play a videogame.

gamecola:


“Scratching the Itch.io” is back with six more games! Most of the releases as of late have been rather lackluster, but I managed to find six new indie games to show you, this week. Let’s take a look! …

Looking for some games to play this weekend? Jeddy has you covered with six more recent releases from itch.io!

gamecola:

“Scratching the Itch.io” is back with six more games! Most of the releases as of late have been rather lackluster, but I managed to find six new indie games to show you, this week. Let’s take a look! …

Looking for some games to play this weekend? Jeddy has you covered with six more recent releases from itch.io!

Thank you, Chase! My evolving needs as a customer definitely include receiving less money. I’m glad that the improvements you’ve made to the Rewards program include receiving less money.

gamecola:


After some discussion in the comments of the last podcast, we decided to gather together GameCola’s RPG Experts (the GCRPGX™) to discuss why every single your favorite RPG is overrated. So, join the crew as we discuss the issues with such hit RPGs as:
Chrono Trigger
Chrono Cross
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Paper Mario
Pokémon
Morrowind
Super Mario RPG
Xenogears
Mass Effect
Mother
EarthBound
Then, we follow it up with the LIGHTNING ROUND: Breath of Fire! Lufia! Illusion of Gaia! Secret of Mana! Terranigma! Seiken Densetsu 3! Rudora no Hihou? Live-A-Live…? Uh, Bahamut Lagoon! Shadow Hearts! Shin Megami Tensei! Vagrant Story! Golden Sun? Ultima?! Maybe Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood?
Oh, and Dragon Warrior!

The podcast crew got together to discuss exactly why your favorite RPG is overrated! Is your favorite game on the list?

gamecola:

After some discussion in the comments of the last podcast, we decided to gather together GameCola’s RPG Experts (the GCRPGX™) to discuss why every single your favorite RPG is overrated. So, join the crew as we discuss the issues with such hit RPGs as:

  • Chrono Trigger
  • Chrono Cross
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Paper Mario
  • Pokémon
  • Morrowind
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Xenogears
  • Mass Effect
  • Mother
  • EarthBound

Then, we follow it up with the LIGHTNING ROUND: Breath of Fire! Lufia! Illusion of Gaia! Secret of Mana! Terranigma! Seiken Densetsu 3! Rudora no Hihou? Live-A-Live…? Uh, Bahamut Lagoon! Shadow Hearts! Shin Megami Tensei! Vagrant Story! Golden Sun? Ultima?! Maybe Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood?

Oh, and Dragon Warrior!

The podcast crew got together to discuss exactly why your favorite RPG is overrated! Is your favorite game on the list?

I was getting really tired of programming menus, so I decided to take a break and draw some content icons.

I was getting really tired of programming menus, so I decided to take a break and draw some content icons.

gamecola:


This week’s Latest Additions page was flooded with Ludum Dare submissions—but, luckily, most of those were posted as free games and I was able to scroll and scroll and scroll past them. Don’t worry, though! I did the work so that you don’t have to. This edition of “Scratching the Itch.io” brings you six more indie games to check out!

Six more indie games coming your way!

gamecola:

This week’s Latest Additions page was flooded with Ludum Dare submissions—but, luckily, most of those were posted as free games and I was able to scroll and scroll and scroll past them. Don’t worry, though! I did the work so that you don’t have to. This edition of “Scratching the Itch.io” brings you six more indie games to check out!

Six more indie games coming your way!

Games that hurt people aren’t cool - updates to the itch.io acceptable use policy

itchio:

Hello,

My name is Leaf. I’ve created itch.io over the past year and a half. itch.io is the culmination of well over a thousand hours of work: tens of thousands of lines of code, hundreds of support tickets + emails, and plenty of opensource projects. You could say that I’ve put my very existence into creating itch.io. I’ve received a tremendous amount of support with the thousands of games uploaded and all the wonderful feedback I’ve received. I will continue to provide this service as long as I can.

It would pain me to see the platform I’ve created being used to distribute any sort of content that promotes intolerance or hate against others. The hours invested into itch.io by all those who participate should not boil down into a delivery mechanism for someone’s inappropriate behavior.

Traditionally the acceptable use policy of itch.io has been vague about what is not acceptable. A few months ago I released a “Report game” button so I could start collecting feedback on game pages but I never explicitly defined a procedure for handling inappropriate content.

Starting today the acceptable use policy is updated:

The acceptable use policy exists to help create a safe environment for users of the site. The posting of content that degrades the experience of others may result in account termination. Here is a list of explicitly prohibited actions:

  • Uploading viruses or malicious code
  • Spamming or sending repeated messages
  • Posting unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory content
  • Bullying, intimidating, harassing, defaming, or threatening others
  • Posting content that promotes or participates in racial intolerance, sexism, hate crimes, hate speech, or intolerance to any group of individuals
  • Soliciting personal information or login details of others
  • Violating copyright by posting content without permission to distribute
  • Hacking, maliciously manipulating, or misrepresenting itch.io’s interface in any way using the built in tools for page customization

Should there ever be a need to invoke the possibility of removing content, the consideration will be made very carefully. Where not obvious, cases of misconduct will be handled individually and the policy document may be updated to reflect the decision.

The indie game community needs a safe place, and hopefully you agree that this is a step in the right direction. I’m always open to discussion about matters like this. You can get in touch with me from the contact form on itch.io.

You can read the entire terms of service here: http://itch.io/about/terms

Thanks
- Leaf