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Post November 27th, 2012, 1:37 pm
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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

Post August 15th, 2014, 3:09 pm
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Post August 15th, 2014, 3:22 pm
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mgnade wrote:

Yes!
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Post October 9th, 2014, 12:04 pm
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We pushed out a big update today, so i thought it would be good to post a quick note in the forum:

Store Updates:
- Personal Wishlist to store all the games you're looking to buy at a later date or hoping will go on sale
- Heart games on the store homepage, browse page, or on the actual game page itself

Developer Backend:
- Added line charts for units sold and revenue for past week and 7 months
- Tweaked the Studio Dashboard to display more game information and these graphs
- Added quick links to set your game for a store sale or apply for PWYW deal
- Added a tally and stat for # of users that have wishlisted your game

I'll write up a more in-depth Blog post about each set of new features and how they work

Post January 21st, 2015, 3:39 pm
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Haven't posted here in awhile, but I did want to log that a ton of backend changes were pushed up today. If you find any bugs, please tweet me with a screenshot @mgnade so that I can take a look at anything that I broke along the way. The only thing that should be visible to users is some of our new VAT address nagging for EU customers. Otherwise everything else was prep work for bigger updates coming next month.

Post January 28th, 2015, 2:14 pm
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I uploaded the tweaks to our store browse page which gives you a bunch of more options to filter and tailor your search.

You can now sort everything by:
Lowest Price, Highest Price, Title, Date added, User Rating, Bestselling, etc.

You can also browse only DRM-Free games (very important IMO)

So if you're looking for a new release that has the lowest price and is a DRM-free Adventure game... you can actually do that now!

https://indiegamestand.com/store/browse.php

Post February 10th, 2015, 5:48 pm
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Pushed out a small update that wasn't dependent on all the other new stuff that we are working on:


A community member (or two) suggested it recently, so thank you for that! It was actually trickier than it looks...

Post February 11th, 2015, 4:31 am
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mgnade wrote:
Pushed out a small update that wasn't dependent on all the other new stuff that we are working on:


A community member (or two) suggested it recently, so thank you for that! It was actually trickier than it looks...

Thanks, I appreciate that implementation. I'm not one of those folks that has a huge spreadsheet of everything I have used, just never have the time to micromanage my games/keys, so this is useful.

Post February 17th, 2015, 3:59 pm
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February 17th, 2015

We've replaced Google Wallet (which was being discontinued anyway) with Stripe for CC processing. It's a great addition to the site, and you can even store CC info with SMS confirmation for future purchases

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You'll now notice featured sales that we put on through genres, developers, and themes will now come up in the sidebar.

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Post February 27th, 2015, 4:39 pm
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Today I pushed a couple of quick changes:

- Added Twitter Card integration to game pages, store and deal
- Added Bitcoin as payment option (under Stripe) to Store, Elite and Deal

Post March 11th, 2015, 12:34 am
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We've now made charity contributions for PWYW deals optional. This was always the case for Child's Play (due to their terms), but Mike and I decided it was best to do for all charities in case customers have an issue with a certain one.

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