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

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Cheat or Cooperate? Nicky Case shows The Evolution of Trust

During World War I, peace broke out. It was Christmas 1914 on the Western Front.
Despite strict orders not to chillax with the enemy, British and German soldiers left their trenches, crossed No Man's Land, and gathered to bury their dead, exchange gifts, and play games.

Meanwhile: it's 2017, the West has been at peace for decades, and wow, we suck at trust.
Surveys show that, over the past forty years, fewer and fewer people say they trust each other.

So here's our puzzle: Why, even in peacetime, do friends become enemies? And why, even in wartime, do enemies become friends?

Nicky Case thinks that the game theory can help explain our epidemic of distrust – and how we can fix it! So, to understand all this...

You can play online his game, The Evolution of Trust, to test several combinations and to learn so more about the cooperation. Is it possible in our modern time? What are the consequences?

It was translated in over 20 languages and share all around the world.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Changelog & redesign!

A new post to report the latest news and features on the website!

- New News Area!
Now you can see just two areas: Most Popular & Most Recent.
In the top you can see Recently Updated, clicking on the images you will go directly to the game's News Area (with the latest updates)

- Suggested Users
Now in the bottom of the User Pages, you can see 3 Users with their rank, to discover new players!

- New Stats
Added new Stats in your Game Page!

- Total Stats
Do you have more than one game? Watch the Your Games area to see the stats of all your games uploaded just in one place!

Saturday, 17 November 2018

First to the Egg!

Hi guys! The Kibou Entertainment uploaded few hours ago a new game! It's The Mysterious Forest!

Timothy's grandfather is ill and he's going to die.
The magical mushroom is able to heal any wound and illness.
But the magical mushroom only grows into the dangerous and unknown Mysterious Forest.
Timothy starts his journey to find the mushroom and save his grandfather: he did not know what tremendous dangers he would face.

But... Why we're talking about it? And why that image?
As you can see, you can play it online, but there's a secret... stage by stage, room by room, forest by forest, you can find a secret Easter Egg!

Be the first to the Egg and win 500 gems on indiexpo!