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The 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 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 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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scaine 25 Jun, 2020
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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 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.

Being a simple bear of Very Little Brain, I think I'm just going to act as if I own everything on and try to download it as if I do, counting on Itch to stop me if I don't. It's got to be a sight easier than figuring out what I do and don't own beforehand.

That's what I did. Which is why I ended up buying two games I already owned...

It's easy to miss and unlike Steam, Itch don't warn you on the buy page that you already own a copy.

Edit: I've created a forum post about this, which includes some useful links and my massive Itch Collection which you're all welcome to subscribe to.

Last edited by scaine on 26 June 2020 at 2:06 pm UTC
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