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The itch.io Summer Sale 2020 is live

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After running a massive charity bundle recently, a lot more eyes are likely on game store itch.io and now they have a big Summer Sale running with lots of games discounted.

itch do a lot more than just being a game store too, as they also constantly run Game Jams and because the barrier to entry is so low compared with the likes of Steam, itch is rammed full of smaller and often experimental experiences. This can, at times, make it hard to find the good stuff. So here's a few quick picks in their Summer Sale to get you started:

If you need help managing your itch library, don't forget they have a sleek open source client too.

Additionally, itch also have the Summer Selects 2020 bundle with all titles supported with Linux builds: Desert Child, A Short Hike, Mutazione, Later Alligator and Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) for $8 which is a great deal overall.

Head over to itch.io to pick up some cheap and great indie games. You can see all their Linux builds on sale on this page.

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Patola 24 Jun
MidBoss (which I got from the charity bundle) is not running here (Ubuntu 20.04), though. Exit Code 0x86 (134) for (MidBoss), according to the console message. Sent them a report but so far no answer or feedback. Anyone having this? Complete error output


Last edited by Patola on 24 June 2020 at 7:00 am UTC
Liam Dawe 24 Jun
Quoting: PatolaMidBoss (which I got from the charity bundle) is not running here (Ubuntu 20.04), though. Exit Code 0x86 (134) for (MidBoss), according to the console message. Sent them a report but so far no answer or feedback. Anyone having this?
Just tested the itch build, no issue here.
Eike 24 Jun
Wonder what the result of the huge bundle is. People got to know itch.io and they're selling more - or everybody using itch.io is so full of games for years to come that they don't sell anything anymore.
I can confirm that Midboss does not launch on Ubuntu 20.04 through Itch on the linux client; but it does launch if you install the Windows Itch client via Lutris and install Midboss that way
Nanobang 24 Jun
Quoting: EikeWonder what the result of the huge bundle is. People got to know itch.io and they're selling more - or everybody using itch.io is so full of games for years to come that they don't sell anything anymore.

Apparently they raised 8.2 million, way more than they were aiming for! :)

I'm gonna see what's on sale, try to assuage my guilt at getting like 1,700 games for $10 --- if I can find anything I don't already now own. ;)


Last edited by Nanobang on 24 June 2020 at 10:53 am UTC
scaine 24 Jun
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I just picked up The Hex (from the creator of Pony Island) and Depth of Extinction, which Liam has covered a few times and I kept meaning to pick up, but never got around to. Great deals.

Hmmm, except I'm confused. When I go the "Black Lives Matter" download page, it looks like they were part of the deal? Or is that just a generic "download" page which shows items I've bought? Because if they were part of the deal, they shouldn't allow me to buy them again, right?

Edit - Jeez, never mind. Just went to buy Rusty Trails and sure enough, it won't let me because it was part of the bundle. So the link page is just a generic "download stuff you already bought" page after all.


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tuubi 24 Jun
Quoting: scaineI just picked up The Hex (from the creator of Pony Island) and Depth of Extinction, which Liam has covered a few times and I kept meaning to pick up, but never got around to. Great deals.

Hmmm, except I'm confused. When I go the "Black Lives Matter" download page, it looks like they were part of the deal? Or is that just a generic "download" page which shows items I've bought? Because if they were part of the deal, they shouldn't allow me to buy them again, right?

Edit - Jeez, never mind. Just went to buy Rusty Trails and sure enough, it won't let me because it was part of the bundle. So the link page is just a generic "download stuff you already bought" page after all.
If you've actually hit Download on your Racial Justice bundle download page for that game and added it to your library, you'll see a "You own this game" disclaimer at the top of the store page in a browser. In the Itch.io app this info will be in the bottom bar along with an Install button. I don't doubt both games deserved your cash, but you did own them already.
scaine 24 Jun
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Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: scaineI just picked up The Hex (from the creator of Pony Island) and Depth of Extinction, which Liam has covered a few times and I kept meaning to pick up, but never got around to. Great deals.

Hmmm, except I'm confused. When I go the "Black Lives Matter" download page, it looks like they were part of the deal? Or is that just a generic "download" page which shows items I've bought? Because if they were part of the deal, they shouldn't allow me to buy them again, right?

Edit - Jeez, never mind. Just went to buy Rusty Trails and sure enough, it won't let me because it was part of the bundle. So the link page is just a generic "download stuff you already bought" page after all.
If you've actually hit Download on your Racial Justice bundle download page for that game and added it to your library, you'll see a "You own this game" disclaimer at the top of the store page in a browser. In the Itch.io app this info will be in the bottom bar along with an Install button. I don't doubt both games deserved your cash, but you did own them already.

Yep. I don't mind throwing another $10 at those guys, but I've got to get this off my chest - the Itch store is utter dogshit. The client too, if I'm being honest. I bought those games, I go to my client, they don't show up. So I search for them, I get the store page, with no notification I've bought it, and a prompt to buy it (again, as it turns out). In order to align the stars and planets, I have to find my original "download" link, search for the game there and press the "download" button, which I can then cancel, close my itch client and start it back up, and lo! the game has appeared.

Complete bollocks.
Liam Dawe 24 Jun
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: scaineI just picked up The Hex (from the creator of Pony Island) and Depth of Extinction, which Liam has covered a few times and I kept meaning to pick up, but never got around to. Great deals.

Hmmm, except I'm confused. When I go the "Black Lives Matter" download page, it looks like they were part of the deal? Or is that just a generic "download" page which shows items I've bought? Because if they were part of the deal, they shouldn't allow me to buy them again, right?

Edit - Jeez, never mind. Just went to buy Rusty Trails and sure enough, it won't let me because it was part of the bundle. So the link page is just a generic "download stuff you already bought" page after all.
If you've actually hit Download on your Racial Justice bundle download page for that game and added it to your library, you'll see a "You own this game" disclaimer at the top of the store page in a browser. In the Itch.io app this info will be in the bottom bar along with an Install button. I don't doubt both games deserved your cash, but you did own them already.

Yep. I don't mind throwing another $10 at those guys, but I've got to get this off my chest - the Itch store is utter dogshit. The client too, if I'm being honest. I bought those games, I go to my client, they don't show up. So I search for them, I get the store page, with no notification I've bought it, and a prompt to buy it (again, as it turns out). In order to align the stars and planets, I have to find my original "download" link, search for the game there and press the "download" button, which I can then cancel, close my itch client and start it back up, and lo! the game has appeared.

Complete bollocks.
It's because the itch anti-racism bundle was unprecedented and they manually stopped it adding everything to your library to not overwhelm people. Not saying I agree or disagree with how it's handled, just that in this one specific case you need to manually add them because of how large it is. Otherwise, it's exactly how you would expect it to be for purchases.
scaine 24 Jun
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: scaineI just picked up The Hex (from the creator of Pony Island) and Depth of Extinction, which Liam has covered a few times and I kept meaning to pick up, but never got around to. Great deals.

Hmmm, except I'm confused. When I go the "Black Lives Matter" download page, it looks like they were part of the deal? Or is that just a generic "download" page which shows items I've bought? Because if they were part of the deal, they shouldn't allow me to buy them again, right?

Edit - Jeez, never mind. Just went to buy Rusty Trails and sure enough, it won't let me because it was part of the bundle. So the link page is just a generic "download stuff you already bought" page after all.
If you've actually hit Download on your Racial Justice bundle download page for that game and added it to your library, you'll see a "You own this game" disclaimer at the top of the store page in a browser. In the Itch.io app this info will be in the bottom bar along with an Install button. I don't doubt both games deserved your cash, but you did own them already.

Yep. I don't mind throwing another $10 at those guys, but I've got to get this off my chest - the Itch store is utter dogshit. The client too, if I'm being honest. I bought those games, I go to my client, they don't show up. So I search for them, I get the store page, with no notification I've bought it, and a prompt to buy it (again, as it turns out). In order to align the stars and planets, I have to find my original "download" link, search for the game there and press the "download" button, which I can then cancel, close my itch client and start it back up, and lo! the game has appeared.

Complete bollocks.
It's because the itch anti-racism bundle was unprecedented and they manually stopped it adding everything to your library to not overwhelm people. Not saying I agree or disagree with how it's handled, just that in this one specific case you need to manually add them because of how large it is. Otherwise, it's exactly how you would expect it to be for purchases.

Thanks - Tuubi also pointed out their disclaimer that they've added on the Download page - words to this effect. Frustrating, but it's good to know they're working on it.
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