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Itch do some wonderful things and the brand new itch.io refinery is a really great way to do Early Access correctly.

They have some rather unique features aimed at helping developers get good feedback, rather than making Early Access a race to sell as many copies as possible.

Features like limited keys, exclusive content, command-line tools and delta patches, selling physical goods and restricting community access to only people who buy it.

I really like what I am hearing, and it seems games are already planning to use it.

Find out more information on the itch.io blog post.

They have also released an update to their widget that developers can embed on their websites, developers can now customize the style of the widget to match their branding. See the blog post on that here.

Fantastic stuff from itch.io as usual. Have many of you been using their store? If not, what's stopping you? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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stan 13 May 2016 at 7:44 pm UTC
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What’s stopping me from buying on itch.io is there is no RSS for new Linux releases (if there was I’d check all new releases), no rating (well I know there is a rating functionality but it’s hidden, I don’t understand how it’s supposed to work), the store is a bit of a mess, I hate the infinite scrolling.

Maybe the itch.io app is better but I have yet to try it. And I’m already running Steam all the time, don’t really want to run one app per store…
TheRiddick 14 May 2016 at 6:51 am UTC
You can't search based on platform?
stan 14 May 2016 at 12:38 pm UTC
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TheRiddickYou can't search based on platform?
You can, there are filters in the left column.

BTW I spent some time on itch.io yesterday and I ended up filtering by "Paid" games in order to get rid of a lot of the… experimental games made in two days…


Last edited by stan on 14 May 2016 at 12:43 pm UTC
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