Hey there, Gamers and Game Makers!
In this week's blog, I'm going to be talking a little bit about Gamejolt and why I like to put my games up there.
By now you probably know it's a safe bet to say when I release a new game, the first place you'll find it is on Gamejolt. So why do I tend to upload to Gamejolt first? It has to do with a few things. First off, the site from a technical point of view is very easy to use. Uploading a game and managing the packages, media and details is just very easy and hassle free.
The next thing is the folks who run the site are clearly very passionate about all kinds of games and are very open to seeing all kinds of new games appear on the site. This open mindedness is very appealing to me. To be able to express yourself through a game and have an outlet such as Gamejolt is a big plus in encouraging people to make different kinds of games and get them out there for people to play. Which brings me to my next point, the community.
The community on Gamejolt of both players and Devs is one of the best I've come across online. That says a lot considering the flaws of some gammeing communities but that's a blog for another day. The Gamejolt community is a great place to not only have people play your game and get feedback on it but the way both players and Devs integrate so well allows for a great dynamic of both player feedback and developer feedback bouncing off each other to give some truly great food for thought.
The other aspect of the site that I truly enjoy is the Jams. They are a wonderful way of sparking new ideas and some of the best games are born out of game jams.
Ever since the introduction of the Marketplace on Gamejolt, I've been able to upload more of my games in a way that has allowed me to do what I love doing which is making the type of games I find interesting. Seeing peoples reactions to my games has been one of my favorite things to come from the gamers on the site who have the ability to post their let's plays as comments. I even ended up making a reactions compilation not so long ago from a bunch of them which you can find just below.
It's safe to say, I'll continue to put my games on Gamejolt for as long as they're around and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere anytime soon. If you've never been to Gamejolt then go check it out!
Until next time!