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New version of the itch store app released, as slick as ever

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The itch developers have been hard at work making their open source store app even better for you, and it's lovely. You can download it here right now, or see the source on github.

Thanks to this app, I have been checking out itch.io more and more recently as it really does just make everything easier. You should expect me to cover some more itch games as time goes on thanks to this app. I really hate individual downloads that aren't kept up to date for games, so the app is very welcome.

It features a bunch of bug fixes, better searching for big libraries, better automatic issue reporting, and more.

One feature they implemented was at my request: which is to keep your scroll level saved when clicking to go back (like proper web browsers do). It makes it easier when scrolling through the store, clicking a game and then going back. You don't have to scroll all the way back down again.

See the full release notes here.

Have you been checking out itch more lately? Let us know what you have found!

Honestly, they are putting GOG to shame right now. It's released and open source, while Galaxy still has no ETA for Linux. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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calexil 27 July 2016 at 7:09 pm UTC
what it really needs... is controller support, like in bpm
liamdawe 27 July 2016 at 7:14 pm UTC
calexilwhat it really needs... is controller support, like in bpm
If you're talking about the Steam Controller, there is no need when SC Controller exists.
GustyGhost 27 July 2016 at 7:18 pm UTC
GOG really should just expose an API and leave client development to the rest of the world.
ephemeralcuriosities 28 July 2016 at 5:24 am UTC
Well, since you asked for suggestions I have a few (huge fan of what Itch is doing so I browse it a lot).

First, a game to keep an eye on:
https://darkfalzx.itch.io/mystik-belle

The game's already on Linux for both Steam and the Humble Store (I have a copy due to supporting the Legend of Iya Kickstarter - dev gave everyone free copies of that and Ultionus as an apology for taking so long), but the Itch version's delayed until he can figure out how to use Linux since he doesn't want to upload the old version there while the shiny new Windows version's in display. In my opinion it's a must-buy once the Linux version's uploaded there as well (though you can always buy now and use the Steam key to play it there, but that's up to you), and I'll probably be buying it a second time from there just to support the guy.

If you want a game you can play now, though, try GLADIABOTS:
https://gfx47.itch.io/gladiabots

You'll need to start it with "-force-opengl" for now due to an Unity bug that's plaguing a crapton of games there (some of which have too many glitches with that on to recommend right now, like Lieve Oma - keep an eye on that one in case it's fixed, btw). That said, it's a neat concept: program AIs to do stuff with a node-based system. It's in alpha stage, though, so make sure to post suggestions and report bugs if/when you find 'em.

And finally, I've yet to test this one with the Itch client but it's a neat HTML5 game:
https://naka.itch.io/tofu-tower

Roguelike dungeon crawler with collectible card elements. A bit rougher around the edges compared to the other games I mentioned here, but still pretty fun, in my opinion.
Nanobang 28 July 2016 at 12:09 pm UTC
liamdawe
calexilwhat it really needs... is controller support, like in bpm
If you're talking about the Steam Controller, there is no need when SC Controller exists.

An excellent point! I wonder would itch.io consider incorporating sc-controller into their Linux client?

Oh, and while I'm thinking about it, What happens to sc-controller when Steam is launched? It seems like there would be conflicts. Is it necessary to shut sc-controller off before starting Steam?


Last edited by Nanobang at 28 July 2016 at 12:10 pm UTC
Guest 28 July 2016 at 1:06 pm UTC
calexilwhat it really needs... is controller support, like in bpm

Also what it needs is a bpm to go with the controller. Another couch pc to build for indie games


Last edited by at 29 July 2016 at 12:13 pm UTC
liamdawe 28 July 2016 at 5:45 pm UTC
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liamdawe
calexilwhat it really needs... is controller support, like in bpm
If you're talking about the Steam Controller, there is no need when SC Controller exists.

An excellent point! I wonder would itch.io consider incorporating sc-controller into their Linux client?

Oh, and while I'm thinking about it, What happens to sc-controller when Steam is launched? It seems like there would be conflicts. Is it necessary to shut sc-controller off before starting Steam?
You can turn SC Controller on/off on the UI.
ElectricPrism 28 July 2016 at 6:55 pm UTC
Pics or it didnt happen ;)

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Last edited by ElectricPrism at 28 July 2016 at 6:56 pm UTC
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