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Post November 27th, 2012, 1:37 pm

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Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

Hey everybody,

I'm creating this thread to centralize all IndieGameStand website updates, news, etc.

First up, I want to say Happy 2 Month Birthday to us! We are so happy to all the indie game fans out there and our incredible user base for helping us launch a successful service. We also want to thank all the incredible indie games and game developers that we've featured so far. As always, please keep letting us know how we can better our site and service. It may take us awhile but we're always working on new things.

The IndieGameStand staff has grown by 1 Matt Canj this month. You may have noticed him in the forums since that's his job as our new community manager and marketing guru. He's a great guy and hardcore PC gamer. We also have a Steam Group now: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/indiegamestand. We hope to schedule some steam play sessions in the future.

Finally, we have our promotional widgets complete. There are some great ones that show the current game on sale, sale numbers and the time left... and we have some random funny meme type ads. Pick what you like, we really appreciate any linkage you can give us! http://indiegamestand.com/external/

Post December 19th, 2012, 8:48 am

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Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

We've got our community manager making quick videos about each game deal for us. The youtube channel is up: http://www.youtube.com/user/indiegamestand

Post January 22nd, 2013, 4:57 pm

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Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

Some small updates this week:
- we uploaded new graphics for our social media at the top of the page
- we now link to our youtube channel
- we have removed the Twitch.TV section UNLESS someone is live streaming, so now it will only appear if the game is included in Twitch's database and if someone is currently streaming.

Post February 21st, 2013, 1:57 pm

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Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

Special thanks to our community for getting these groups started and going:

Community Links:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/IndieGameStand
http://www.desura.com/groups/indie-game-stand-community/

Website Updates:
- Developers can now send email notification when a new file is uploaded/updated
- Added more email options under account settings for Game Updates and Developer promotional emails

In Progress:
- New Checkout Page
- Feature Bonus Content on Frontpage
- Enable Steam/Desura keys for bonus games
- T-Shirts for top contributors

Post March 7th, 2013, 2:16 pm

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Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

We pushed out a huge update earlier this week. Updates included:

New Homepage:
- Left Sidebar to display all bonus games and content
- Right Sidebar showing off top contributors prize (T-shirt etc)
- Highlights and crowns for prize winners in the statistics

New Checkout Page:
- Beautifully designed / takes up the whole page
- Enhanced slider showing off thumbnails of everything you're unlocking as you pay more

Post July 2nd, 2013, 11:37 am

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Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

We recently switched all of our SMTP email handling over to Dyn.com. Not a huge visible change, but it should completely solve any ISP/spam email issues that we have had. It should also help us get the deal newsletter out faster.

More updates are on the way...

Post July 31st, 2013, 12:23 pm

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Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

New Wallet was released today that features:
- Game Search functionality
- Filter by Game Platform
- Full Page Design
- Extra Copies button to keep track of giftable copies

Post January 16th, 2014, 11:25 am

Posts: 565
Location: Wilmo Delaware! Represent

Feel like it's a good time to just post about some of the tweaks and website changes over the past few weeks. Obviously everyone noticed the homepage switch for 2014, but it's all part of our ongoing work to improve the site.

Here's some of the recent upgrades:
- Twitch Sidebar - when IGS is streaming on Twitch, our channel will pop-up in the sidebar across the site so you can tune in for some giveaways and interviews
- Twitch API has been fixed and added to all of our store game pages. If you stream an indie game, you will appear on our site.
- Special note that a sale ends tomorrow on its game page when relevant
- Our deal newsletter goes out 10x faster


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