Indie games are changing the world, one giant pixel at a time. With Indie DB we aim to support independent developers and their games, by providing them with a place to showcase their hard work (in-progress or complete) to fans seeking original gaming experiences. Welcome to the official IndieDB BLOG, watch this profile to keep updated, join to show your support.
So the video player we were running on the site was about 10 versions old (not years!). This meant it's compatibility with HTML5, mobile etc was a little dubious at the best of times. Our new player is:
We've also updated the image gallery system so that now when you click on the "view HD" link the gallery goes full screen. Browse any image gallery and hit that button to see this feature in action. More to come, hope you enjoy the changes and let us know if you encounter any problems!
For a long time we have seen the success of games and mods hinge on timely updates and a big buildup prior to releasing key demos and files. Starting today, you can now control your downloads and addons destiny on ModDB and IndieDB!
If you are an established member, instead of waiting for a site administrator to check your file - you now control it's release date. You can even set a date in the future which you can see demonstrated here. This means you can:
We hope this empowers our users and if it goes well will look to extend the functionality to the news system so you can post directly onto the homepage. Enjoy!
Write a lot of news posts or manage your mod or game profile? Editing it should now be a lot easier! We have finally emerged from the stoneage with a new HTML5 WYSIWYG text editor which should exactly mirror how your post looks. If you want to test it out pretend you are posting news and scroll down to the content section.
Another big feature for the text editor is a handy image uploader personalized for every member. Want to include an image in your post? Awesome that is easy peasy now, just follow the steps below...
If you track where visitors come from to your profile, we have updated it so the referrers you have visited already are dulled out:
Adding large downloads should be easier, because we now support uploading from Dropbox and Google Drive (provided the file is shared and public).
Finally, we have updated our code syntax highlighter - so if you need to share code or write a tutorial perhaps it is much easier to do. Just click the "Insert/edit code snippet" then button paste in your code to wind up with something like this:
<ul class="tabs"> <li class="on"><a href="/" title="All platforms">HOME</a></li> <li><a href="/platforms/set/xone">XONE</a></li> <li><a href="/platforms/set/ps4">PS4</a></li> <li><a href="/platforms/set/wiiu">WiiU</a></li> <li><a href="/platforms/set/iphone">iPhone</a></li> <li><a href="/platforms/set/android">Android</a></li> <li><a href="/platforms/set/vr">VR</a></li> </ul>
We ******* love mods! I'm sure that's no surprize to anyone. And after the paid modding saga blew up it is clear that millions of you out there love mods also. Mods are such an important part of PC Gaming - but it occurred to us that until the community found its voice a few weeks back, we mostly took all the hard work and effort mod teams put in (while asking for nothing in return) for granted.
We felt it was time to change that by raising awareness for our favorite mods, so developers know their effort is enjoyed and appreciated by many. It's the least we can do, and with more games supporting modding today than ever before we need to encourage game developers to continue working on keeping their platforms open and mod friendly.
This week you may have noticed every mod on the site has a "love bar" shown on their profile, which looks a little like this:
Just click any of the handy links provided, then post a message with a link to the mods profile to help raise awareness and appreciation for your favorite mods. Or follow these steps:
We have partnered up with many awesome games that either support mods, or began their life as a mod and will be giving them away to participants. We've got hundreds of keys for the games listed below - just follow the steps above to be eligible to win!
Don't miss this chance to promote the mods you love and win awesome mod-friendly games! Time is limited...
In 2015 we have a lot planned for the DBolical Network. First and foremost our aim is to greatly enhance and optimise our existing sites (ModDB, IndieDB, SlideDB) - so we can continue to grow and nature our amazing community. We have already done a great deal in the last month which includes:
We hope these changes help both creators and players who visit our site on a daily basis. We have plenty more to come such as a redesign, embeddable game support, extra VR stuff and will continue to improve everything we can (welcoming all suggestions).
Oh and one final change for us admins, is a new detailed analytics dashboard to help us make informed decisions and see the impact they have on our visitor engagement. I've included a secret sneak peak of it above. Thanks for reading! Scott