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Founder and developer of this site. Also the developer behind

 

iGrow Game

http://store.steampowered.com/app/489020

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Upgraded email system

It's been on my todo list for awhile. After introducing the email system which was a very basic system, I discovered where the servers limits were. The limit is 750 emails an hour and i'm not sure if there's a total a day or month but after I started...
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How to prepare your HTML5 game files for uploading.

Uploading your HTML5 game is really easy on this site. To be able to upload all your files for your game in one go you will need to package your game files as a zip. If your not sure how to create a new zip and place your files into it, read this tu...
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Game uploading now fixed!

Due to a recent change I made to the site I had accidentally broken the game uploader. If you have tried to upload a game recently and had a problem when clicking the "Upload Game Files" button please try again as this issue has now been fixed. Thank...
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Embedding games on wordpress

If you want to embed our free HTML5 browser games on your wordpress site it's actually really easy to do. Either click here to find a game embed code to use or press the embed button on each individual games page.    Then on your wor...
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GDPR Changes.

Everyone should now hopefully be aware of GDPR so I won't explain it. To be compliant I have now changed all emails as off by default when creating a new account, so new users will have to set their preference of what they would like to receive. As m...
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Language Translations and Random Games On Game Pages

Two important changes I've made recently i'd like to just explain a little. Up till now I decided it would be best to make the game pages all about the game which you are looking at. I didn't want to take focus away from the game itself. Though latel...
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Updating Game Issue Fixed

Originally the site would not cache the game files so updates could be seen when uploading an update. Though through the speed optimisations I've made lately the games were now being cached which is a good thing but would no longer show changes when ...
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Changes To Our Twitter and Other News

I'm not sure if this will stay like this but I think it's important for you all to know. For awhile now we have had all our twitter and facebook links posting out as my-ga.me links which are created on behalf of the developers. The idea was...
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Even Better Performance!

I know I've only just posted about the optimisations I made last week and its because of that it led me to look into the speed of my-ga.me, which was a real problem, which has led to a major change which everyone needs to be made aware of. My-ga.me h...
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More Optimisation and Tweaks!

I have made a few small changes to the site recently and a few optimisations. Something that is pretty important these days is site speed. No one likes waiting for a site to load and although the site was pretty quick already once cached, initial loa...
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Advertise your game on Indie Game Launchpad!

I am always out to help our developers market their games and gain some more exposure. So recently I decided to get in contact with @Indie_launchpad on twitter. @Indie_launchpad is the twitter account for indiegamelaunchpad.io which is a site for lis...
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Small fix and Stumbleupon!

Just a small but quite an important fix. After being contacted by DarkGriffin on twitter who told me that they was unable to turn email preferences off. It was the second time someone mentioned this to me so I looked into it straight away. It wa...
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IMPORTANT: My-Ga.me changes and other updates!

I've decided to make some drastic decisions on the future of this site after weighing up the positives and negatives. My-Ga.me will no longer be a URL Shortener, instead it will be the dedicated advertising network for this site. Take a look at My-Ga...
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Fetch Players Username With Construct 2

If you want to be able to access the players username in your game. You can easily do so by using ajax in construct 2 with the below URL. https://play.idevgames.co.uk/request/user.php The below example shows how simple it is to display as text....
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Fetch Players Username With JQuery

By using ajax we can pull the username of the player of your game. Pulling the below url with ajax will give you the players username to use in your game or even website. https://play.idevgames.co.uk/request/user.php Below is an example of auto...
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Overview of 2017 - Out of beta!

Well it's great to be able to say that 2017 was play idev games first complete year! As the site originally started at the beginning of April 2016 to a very slow start and with very minimal functionality in it's earliest alpha stage. Still at that po...
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Level up your account by earning xp!

I've just gone live with a brand new update. It's something I've wanted to do for a very long time! Something we enjoy doing in games is leveling up. It's always something I wanted to do with the site too as its a great way to let other members know ...
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A Quick Update.

I've just made a few small updates and hoping to make some more over the next week. The most important update is that I finally fixed the displaying of games in fullscreen and maximize mode. Before the games would usually have white space under the g...
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New Update! Our New Notification System

It's been a while since I've made any major changes to the site. I'm always working towards improving the site but finally had some time to develop a system that I have been meaning to make for a while.  Up til now we are oblivious to how other...
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Make A Video Advertisement For Your Game

This tutorial will explain how you could make your own video advertisment quickly and easily for advertising on this site through the my-ga.me advertising network. The my-ga.me advertising service allows you to advertise gaming related con...
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How to market your games through interaction

If you have spent any time in learning marketing for your games, you'll likely know that social marketing is always talked about. Which is a long and in depth subject people can often get lost in. Though really if you break it down and simplify it, i...
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We Now Have Email Notifications!

This could be the first of many emails you will receive from Play iDev Games... That's if you want it to be. At this moment in time this post is the first real test of email notifications hopefully it works well!   So what exactly will the ema...
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New site updates!

I know it's been awhile since I've made any changes to the site. I am always doing something either with my-ga.me or this site. Though lately it's been things like the twitter bot, moving server, seo and marketing. I'm always growing the twitter foll...
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New server and more free twitter exposure!

The site is now hosted on a new server with some added benefits. Hosted on solid state drives, we should now have a quicker site which I notice most when playing the games on the site as they seem to load faster. Though mainly I moved server for one ...
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Latest news and updates! Also a new little tool too.

So it's been a while since I did an update. Despite the little amount I've done to this site, I think I should mention all news regarding my-ga.me aswell as that is part of the package and drives this site now. First off whats very important to talk...
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IMPORTANT: My-Ga.me Has Replaced Adf.ly. UPDATE TO START EARNING

Ok If you haven't been upto date with the changes lately then you won't know what is going on. Basically I have started a URL shortener aimed towards gaming content. The ads will be gamer friendly aswell as family friendly. A geniune way to advertise...
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IMPORTANT: Say Goodbye Adf.ly and Say Hello My-Ga.me!

Just to let you all know, i've spent some time and investment into something I wanted to always do but now it's something I've decided is necessary to do. As I mentioned in my last post, some adf.ly ad's have been seeb that was unacceptable with adu...
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IMPORTANT: Removal of adf.ly ads from the platform (Please Read and Respond)

Last night when trying the new games on the site I hit adult ads twice which is completely unacceptable. Ive contacted adf.ly and the response was just please report the ad which I already had.  I've worked hard to try and make this platform to...
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Oh so your not a developer? Sign up for a gamer account instead!

So after making changes to the site to accommodate every game developer and to make the point that this is a developer community. That also causes a problem, it leaves out everyone else from the site. Especially the people we want to find and play ou...
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Developer Bio and Other Changes

I've been making quite a few changes to the site this week, not obvious changes but under the hood kind of stuff. I've also heavily been working on SEO on the site. I'll admit the seo of the site hasn't been all that great up til now. With sites I ha...
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Add itch.io or steam widgets to your dev logs!

I decided to make dev logs so developers could share anything about their game development journey. Such as sharing an update you have made to a released game or talking about something you have been working on. Interacting and keeping your fans...
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Add your own Logo!

This is just a small post for quite an important new feature. You can now add your own logo through the settings panel. This will add your logo to your profile as well as on your posts and games.   This should also help you stand out and look ...
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How to make games that promote themselves without spending a single penny

Making a successful game comes down to one thing, good marketing. It doesn't matter how great your game is, no one will ever be able to find out if they can't find your game in the first place. So these are a few tips on marketing your game without s...
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How to export your Unity 5 games for uploading online

Uploading your Unity 5 games to this site is really easy. You will need to make sure you download and install the webgl exporter for unity 5. All you need to do is go to "File > Build Settings" then select WebGL and then build. Make sure you poin...
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How to export your GameMaker Studio games for uploading online

Exporting games from Game Maker Studio takes only a couple of steps. You will require the HTML5 export license that doesn't come with game maker by default. If you have got the HTML5 exporter then change your games target to HTML5 Then all you ne...
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Latest updates!

It's been awhile since i've posted about any updates. Although I didn't write about it, shortly after my last update I worked on the liking system as I wanted it all to work with comments and reviews too. It was a system I had built too many years ag...
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Fullscreen button for your embedded games

If you want to add a fullscreen button when embedding a game onto your site just use the code below. This javascript button will work on any iframe so you could edit the onclick="goFullscreen('embededGame'); by editing the 'embededGame' to ...
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How to export your construct 3 games for uploading online

It's no lie... Developing html5 games is becoming more accessible. The perfect example of this is construct 3, a web based game engine! https://editor.construct.net/ Exporting your games to upload on the play arcade is real easy! Step 1) Click on m...
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How to export your construct 2 games for uploading online

Adding your games is really easy on this site and if your using construct 2 as your engine of choice then releasing your games online is a few clicks away. Step 1: Click file -> Export Project Step 2: Select Scirra Arcade This will export y...
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New features... Dev logs, tutorials and profiles!

I've had this all in my mind for a long time now but I finally managed to get abit of time to make it happen. Profiles Profiles isn't a finished product but it is the foundation. It replaces the "my games" section of the site and now acts as a hub ...
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