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Post December 11th, 2013, 5:00 pm

Posts: 596
Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

For any web developers, bloggers, etc out there that have been asking us about store XML feeds - I took some time yesterday and whipped up 2 feeds with a bunch of information about every game in our store.

You can access our entire store feed here: https://indiegamestand.com/store/feed.php
If you just want games on sale - there's a separate feed for that: https://indiegamestand.com/store/salefeed.php

Here's what a game entry looks like:
<item>
<title>
<![CDATA[ Gang of Three ]]>
</title>
<imageurl>
https://indiegamestand.com/media/game_covers/728/gc_1386522890_407.png
</imageurl>
<releasestage>alpha</releasestage>
<description>
<![CDATA[
Made in Panic Art Studios "TeamJam 2" 48 hour gamejam!
 
 The game is a tribute to all the great platformer shooters like Metal Slug, Megaman and Sunset Riders etc!
 
 Music by the legendary Aleksi Kujala
 Programming by Jussi Kukkonen
 Art by Elias Viglione
 
 CONTROLS:
 Z - Jump
 X - Shoot
 Arrows - Move
 Esc - Exit
 
 Or GamePad (also supported)
 
 The game currently has only 1 long level with a boss! We tended to make the game work like megaman, 1 boss icon being 1 level (hard and long).
 
 There is also a Co-op mode which for now only supports gamepad + keyboard or wise-versa. We will add pad + pad and keyboard with 2 players later!
 
 We will add more levels and fix bugs as we go!
 
 Also be sure to follow us in facebook to give your feedback and ask any questions! We also want to make the game according to what people want!
]]>
</description>
<link>https://indiegamestand.com/store/728/gang-of-three</link>
<releasedate>2013-12-09 12:27:52</releasedate>
<price>5.99</price>
<sale>yes</sale>
<discountpercent>54</discountpercent>
<retailprice>12.99</retailprice>
<saleends>2014-02-01</saleends>
<platforms>
<windows>Yes</windows>
</platforms>
<drmfree>1</drmfree>
<steamkeys>no</steamkeys>
<desurakeys>no</desurakeys>
</item>


Here's a quick description of each tag:
each game is an <item>
imageurl, description, release date, platforms, link, are all pretty self explanatory.
<price> is the current price in the store
If a game <sale> is yes, we include info on the percent discounted <discountpercent> and the regular price <retailprice> and when the <saleends>
the game is <drmfree> if that value is 1, 0 for no
if the game has <steamkeys> or <desurakeys> uploaded that will be yes

Please let us know if we can expand on this further for anyone running a deal aggregator website, referrer, etc.

Post December 12th, 2013, 2:59 am

Posts: 274
I'm old-fashioned and use rss feeds, will those
be updated to include to the same? Seems it's
stuck on the 4-daily now.

Post December 12th, 2013, 11:45 am

Posts: 596
Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

Duck -

The XML feed should work in RSS readers - though depending on the reader it may not pick up the correct images (I tried it in Feedly and the game images were all from the main homepage). What software/website are you using?

Post December 12th, 2013, 11:55 am

Posts: 274
I'm using the Opera Mail one to test what I put up as
it's light-weight, 'off-line' and handles the raw, un-edited
stuff better than most of similar I tried.

The xml link spout the data a bit too un-edited to be of
use (to me) though. Here's what Fotanica appears as:

A first person game about jumping, sense of speed and discovery. The key is timing, the goal is exploring and traveling flawlessly through the environment. The setting is an abstract - mainly duotone - outlined world, with a look referring to the geometrical abstractions from the 50s and the 3D low-poly gaming era. - 5 Levels to Explore + an Endless Procedurally Generated Level. - Accessible One Button Interface - Compatible with Every Peripheral - Two Players Split-Screen Mode - 10 Achievements to Unlock + Game Stats. - Cross Platform Online Rankings. - Seven High Quality Audio Tracks. - Available for PC, MAC and LINUX, DRM Free. Vote the game on Greenlight to get FOTONICA on Steam! We'll send every Fotonica owner a Steam key if/when it gets approved. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... =109260745 http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/ http://www.fotonica-game.com/


(in case the forum auto-corrects; there's no HTML in
the RSS so links are as-is, i.e. not links)


EDIT:

Just a quick example from the feeder from isthereanydeal.com
(which I also use for IGS deals):

SBX: Invasion Base Defense,
2,90€ (-20%) on IndieGameStand
2,99€ (-25%) on Desura


Both game and store are proper links and the seperate stores
even have their own colour underlining for easy viewing.
(Easiest RSS by far I've found thus far to be fair).

I got rid of my others from today but the XMLs are the only ones
that are 'distorted' if you will. Examples deliverable by IM tomorrow
if you'd like.

(Also, the deals on the Store sub-section don't work properly since
about a week or so. Gamestore>'on sale' (mid-screen tab) gives me
'browse all' going to the entire collection. 'on sale' (top-screen tab)
works properly though).


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