Monday, 2 September 2019

Continuing to grow up! New LOGO!

Hey guys! This was a very HOT summer!
A lot of new cool indie games to play! Totally FREE!
And new game developers and streamers are now on the website!
It's incredible what this website is becoming!
We were born not too long ago just to link several communities and to share and upload our games easily and fastly.
And now every month we are adding new features, new games, new ideas! It's fantastic!

Now indiexpo has a new logo.
Modern, easy, clear and cool.

Under this brand we will continue to make indiexpo great!

But, what are the latest updates? What about the future?

  • At first we want to refresh the blog and help the developers, so we are going to focus on that- with a complete analysis and QA of the games recently uploaded on the website;
  • we updated the indiepad app, with a new button called "Home" to go back  to the Select Area;
  • it's improved the SEO of the Search Area;
  • we supported directly several good developers that uploaded very cool games!
  • we added a chart exclusive to the games uploaded recently (30 days), visible only to the developers, so they can see how their own games are going, compared with the new entries;
  • we helped a few Kickstarter campaigns receive founding!
Continue to follow us also on our socials! And join on Discord to be part of this!

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Where are they from?

Indiexpo's userbase is growing! As you know, the site is offered in 18 different languages, which makes it easier to find on many search engines from all around the World.

The passion for gaming reaches both young and adult people- and since it is hard for a very young boy to know english, if the syte is translated in their own language they can discover new games much more quickly and easily!

But where do all these passionate users come from? In order to answer that question, we want to show you Indiexpo's Stats regarding this topic.

From 01.01.2019 to 06.30.2019. The top 10.

As you can see, Italy comes in second place, because the website was born in Italy, and so the first games were all only available in italian

We added Hindi just a few months ago, but you can see how it already is in 4th place.

Brazil has always been around the top of the rankings. Russia has been going down, which is rather strange, since it had previously been 5th.

If you are an "indiexpositor", you should know we are also working to show this kind of statistical information in your Statistic Area.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Subscribers List and new Subscribe Button!

Hi! Just few new things to show!
We improved the design of the website, changing also the Subscribe Button!
Here it is the new one:

A new feature is the Subscribers List! Clicking on the subscribers number (near the players) you can see who is following a game. Like on instagram. Very easy

We are also improving the recommended algorithm in the home page, trying to suggest also the popular games of your favourite genre and of your language (observing your previous download and comments)

There are also two new interesting games that have the Score System of indiexpo!

  1. Endless Combat Dungeon (for the retrogaming lovers)
  2. Overlord's New Mansion (platform)

If you are logged, you can send your score in the online leaderboard automatically! Very easy and fast!
Try to be the BEST!

Monday, 3 June 2019

Any news? Online Status & Spoiler!

The Spoiler
The Evil on the Earth.
Always so hard to avoid.

Watching movies, playing games, reading book. Spoilers are everywhere.

For this reason, we added a new way to write comments on indiexpo.
Now adding || this || you can write what do you want, hidding the text and to make the world safe for other players.

Just this? Oh, no baby.
Here it is another small feature. The Online Status.
In the Profile page (yours or another user), you can see if he is online or not!
Very easy.

Any news about games..?
Oh, sure. We just published on Youtube (and Facebook) the video with the best games uploaded during May 2019!
Discover them!

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Champions and file/link preview!

Hi guys! We are continuing to improve the website adding few fixes and new features!

In this period we are focusing our attention on the players.
So we added:
- Latest Champions in Events Area
(You can see who are the users that realized the latest records in the games with the online leaderboards)

But indiexpo is also the only website where you can upload your game on our servers or also just to put the link to an external link.
But "where I am going?"
For this reason (inspired by Reddit) we added two features:
- icon in the Download button if it has an external link
- file name (or link preview) when you're clicking on the Download button

And to make it fun, now you can also:
- to add links to images or gif in comments (and news area). The website will show them automatically!

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Problem solving in a game development team - The Six Hats

The tactic that we want to show this time is the  system designed by Edward De Bono. It is the Six Hats.
Long story short, you can use this system in your team or with your friends or also with six players that just played you game. 

The hats are Six distinct directions. They are identified and assigned a color. 
The six directions are:

The Blue Hat – the guy that have the blue hat, have to do questions. what is the subject? what are we thinking about? what is the goal? Can look at the big picture.

The White hat –the guy with the white hat considers purely what information is available, what are the facts?

The Red hat – the guy with this hat is intuitive or instinctive gut reactions or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification).

The Black hat – the guy with this hat represent the logic applied to identifying reasons to be cautious and conservative. Practical, realistic.

Optimistic response
The Yellow hat – it's like the previous but with an important difference. It is the logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony. Sees the brighter, sunny side of situations.

The Green hat – is the statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes. Thinks creatively, outside the box.

Use this system to find and solve problems in your game design or also to find new ideas or to have feedbacks about the next features that you want to add in your game.
If you like this system and you want to know more, you can also read the book of Edward De Bono.

Friday, 28 December 2018

We did know how to keep a promise. 2018 Results & 2019 Goals

Just one year ago we made a list of our 2018 goals.
What happened?
Let's see it together!

  • To improve the Suggestions Area ==>> DONE & DONE
  • To Increase the visibility of the website in Russia, China, Korea and Japan -> DONE. We are one of the most visited website about free games in Russia, we're linking our website with a game dev University in Korea and were uploaded a lot of Japanese games.
  • To left the developers earn money ==>> DONE
  • Virtual Memory Card & to improve the indiepad ==>> The indiepad is improved, now you can use it also on TV using a Chromecast devices. The Virtual Memory Card is still not online, also because several developers are not interested about it.
  • Games in Exclusive ==>> DONE
And we added also a lot of new features!

- improved the Notification System & Area
- improved the Badge System for Devs and Gamers
- added Comments Area, Supported Games, Records and Suggested Users in the User Page (to show the latest games commented by the User)
- Score System Completed (now with Notifications and the author can delete the Fake Scores)
- website translated in Finnish (thanks to Virva), Ukrainian (thanks to quizcanners) and Malay.
- added the Date in the Comments
- over 30 Games that support the Score System!
- added new filters in the Advanced Search (Online Games and Games with Scores)
- AMP pages for the User Pages
- improved AMP game pages also with the suggested games
- now the Charts show only the games uploaded/updated in the last 6 months
- Language problem on the website? Now you can select your language on Settings Area!
- Improved Mobile View!
- Added the Adult Filter, that you can switch (on/off) in your Settings
- bugfix, bugfix, bugfix
- Are you playing an online game and received a notification? Now you can move the mouse on the top and open the Notification Area, no exit from your game! 
- New News Area
- New Stats in your own Game Page
- Improved the Game News Area, with buttons to follow or download the game, easily and fastly

And now?
We want to improve the Player-Experience.
Few time ago we make an egg-hunting and it was very funny! Were uploaded a lot of very good games and we helped a lot of developers with their Kickstarter Campaigns!
So, for the next year the word is MORE... those are our Goals:
  • More Events like the Egg Hunting!
  • More exclusive games, always FREE
  • To Continue to improve the Reccomanded Area in Home Page (it's very important for us)
  • More Games playable online
  • To improve the News Area
  • More feedbacks for the latest games
  • More way to use the indiepad
It's hard, but we can do it!
Together we can do great things!

indiexpo staff