I’ve noticed a couple of themes going around with different bloggers right now. The first is that we are struggling with what to play. The second is, we’re struggling with what to write about.
Now, logically, it seems like the two things just might be related, so in that spirit (and in the spirit of doing a good thing for someone else who has done a good thing), I present the “Give Back to an Indie Developer” blogging challenge.
When so many folks are dealing with the disruption of daily routines and also financial uncertainty, an overwhelming number of indie developers have chosen to take their games and make them free (some for a limited time, some permanently) on the Itch.io storefront. Most of these games are labors of love that no one ever talks about, and I’d like to see all of us come together to talk about them.
Just look for a game on Itch.io that is on sale for 100% off, and give it a whirl. Then do a little write up about your experiences, linking back to the game on Itch.io. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.
I do hope this catches on, and I’d love it if you’d drop me a comment or link back to this post if you decide to take on this challenge. I will update this post every couple of days with links to blog entries that focus on this challenge.
ECON – Elemental Connection by Krikket @ Nerd Girl Thoughts.
Regions of Ruin by Naithin @ Time to Loot.
12 thoughts on “Blogger Challenge – Give Back to an Indie Developer”
What a cool idea! I’m not too sure if I’ll be participating, though, as my gaming “schedule” is pretty full at the moment. I got 99 problems, but not knowing what to play ain’t one 🙂 Let’s see if I can’t squeeze it in, though.
For what it’s worth, I retweeted it. I’m not sure if you’re on the Support Role Discord or not, but if not, you might want to join and give a shoutout there 🙂
I’ll take whatever support I can get, thank you!
I don’t even know what the Support Role Discord is all about, but I’ll look into it.
Oh, it’s basically a video game blogger gettogether 🙂
You can find it at laterlevels.com or at Kim’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaterLevels/status/1248974105258397696 (hope you don’t mind me posting a link)
I’ve just seen this thread… I posted details about this challenge to the group this morning. Hope you don’t mind!
Absolutely not! I was thinking about posting it myself, but I wasn’t sure where would be most appropriate, so thanks!
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This is such a great idea. 😀
If anyone’s looking for something to try, I can highly recommend the Chinatown Detective Agency demo. I backed the campaign on Kickstarter and can’t wait for it to be released in full (post coming this week!).
This is a fantastic idea!! I will definitely be partaking soon. Thank you 🙂
I’ll be looking out for your contribution!
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I love this idea! I’ve been meaning to spend more time browsing Itch.io, so this is great motivation to do so!