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1/6/17
It's been a month and I was so busy doing things that I forgot to write about it! First off, I made a new handy robot to help me tweet your games out even more often than before! This new and improved bot was so cool that I managed to turn it into a App! Get Tweet Garage today!

Enough plugs, now onto goodies. I have taken the site out of BETA and made it an official release (a year later). It is pretty much bug free. There are still a few floating errors out there I am trying to hammer out, but nothing that would cause any real problems. I have upgraded the site to let you now upload FIFTEEN GAMES instead of ten ... mostly because I already added ten of my own games and dug out a few more I want to now show off too. The front page has been slightly reorganized. I have added 'Awesome Devs' as a feature on the site to promote devs occasionaly instead of always just promoting games. How do you become an Awesome Dev? Be awesome ... and let me find out about it. There's no real way to become awsome. I do list how others became awesome, so be like them.

I have also started producing the Youtube/Twitch show Showoff ... but ... my video editing computer broke after I finished the first episode. ARG! As soon as I bring it back to life, I can start cranking out episodes (almost) daily. I still have a decent list of features I want to add to the site. My work is never done, which I think is a good thing. Now that I have written about the progress, time to get back to it!
12/7/17
Lots of things.

1) I am trying to improve the posts on Twitter to get more attention, and in doing so, everyone who has a video now gets 2x the chances of getting their tweet out there into the world! You can get either a Poster Tweet or a Video Tweet. The robot decides which, not me. We both win when we get more Twitter engagement.

2) I am still trying to get Twitch figured out. I have upgraded the broadcast system and will likely try a few episodes of the shows this weekend. Videos are also going to appear on Youtube.

3) You should really get with our Patreon page. Seriously. All we're asking for is $1/month and your game is then automatically marketed by us while you make more games. How hard is that?

4) You should really follow our Twitch and Youtube accounts. They are not called 'indievideogames' and are under our parent company Smiley Crew Productions: http://www.twitch.tv/smileycrewproductions and http://www.youtube.com/smileycrew . It's important and for your benefit as well.

Over and out.
12/2/17
So I am still exploring the possiblities of doing some Live Twitch/Youtube shows. I am still wanting to do Murder Bear Plays Stuff, but what I am considering now is to use popular games like Breath Of The Wild, Mario Odyssey, and others part of the time, and then indie games from this site the other part of the time. This will attract players to our Twitch Channel / Show allowing them to get exposed to more of the featured games from this site.

I will want to do the Showoff Show, but I'm still not entirely sure how to go about doing this. Wanna help? PLEASE BECOME A FOLLOWER OF OUR TWITCH PAGE. I cannot emphasize this enough: people are attracted to popular things. I'm not even asking you to watch our shows as we are trying to attract PLAYERS not DEVELOPERS, but having more numbers will help. Follow twitch.tv/smileycrewproductions. Just do it. Seriously. You're helping yourself out (if you have a game on this site).

I'll take another stab at the Murder Bear Plays Stuff show, but I want to get some better production quality, and maybe change the name of the show.
11/18/17
I tried an episode of Murder Bear Plays Stuff which I'd like to make an IVG staple after some practice. You will be able to submit your games for Murder Bear to play live. For starters, he'll only accept iOS games. Keep an eye out for this and be sure to follow twitch.tv/smileycrewproductions.
8/25/17
Various updates coming. Here's a start.

8/1/17
Congrats to dorian for scoring the 10000 Points in July's big contest. Didn't see a lot of entries though. So ya know what? Let's repeat it! Same game. Same reward. And I'm not resetting the top scores, so dorian can win again just by sitting back. Maybe you should try entering.
7/12/17
I got so busy with the holiday and all that I forgot to start a new contest! Oh no! With that, this month's contest is worth 10000 Points! No way! Play Retro Knight on Doc's Arcade, and if you have the top score at the end of the month, you get 10000 Points to spend on marketing your own games! Oh, and the top scores just got reset, so you don't have to do much to at least enter! Play right now!
6/1/17
Congrats to iaji22 and True Barbarian Games for being our first two Doc's Arcade Champions! They each got 5000 Points to use on this site! Download our Doc's Arcade App and play to get more points and a chance to win 5000 Points of your own! Contest going on now!
5/14/17
June Banner of the Day and Game of the Day are now for sale. Claim those dates! Also, don't forget to download Doc's Arcade. Desktop version coming soon. If you have an iPhone/iPad, you can download it now.
5/5/17
It's here! Download it. Play it .Earn Points. Market your own games! Easy right?
4/25/17
Doc's Arcade for iPhone/iPad is coming very soon! Like ... this week! So this post won't last long, I bet. Doc's Arcade is a clone of one of my own personal apps, but this version lets you earn Points to use on this site! It contains all the same features as my own App, and the best part is that you're already signed up for it! Just use your IVG username/password, and you're in!

This App will NOT be available for other devices. This App WILL be available for Desktop in about a week, so those who do not have mobile devices can still play/earn Points on their home computers.
4/12/17
Okay, so there is a lot of stuff coming this month, and here's what I got so far:
  • Banner Of The Day added! Just 75 Points! That's freakin' cheap!
  • Announcements extended to 20 posts.
  • Minor improvements to site forwarding.
  • Removal of some redudant pages (boring...)
I promise a lot of updates this month. I have lots of free time again.
2/12/17
Guess what? Now when you share the Game Of The Day, you get +200 Points! No way! If there is a Game Of The Day, just click Share and BAM! Points. If not ... well ... maybe you should get your game as the Game Of The Day and drive people to share it. Everyone wants to share the Game Of The Day. They told me so.

Also, March 2017 is on sale. Woohoo!
1/4/17
Remember, you are not getting your game tweeted anymore unless you have Action Tweets.

Rules are rules. It's a super cheap to do. In fact, you can get them in like 5 minutes. Just pick 5 different games other than your own and click the SHARE ON FACEBOOK button on each page. You'll have enough Points to get Action Tweets for a whole week for one of your games. Just stop in and do this once a week, and your home free! Why not pick some games from The Gamd Feed below?

How hard was that?
12/27/16
Back to work with lots of new updates, and more to come tomorrow! First off, the Tuesday Queue is dead and is going to be replaced by Action Tweets. Right now you're getting them for free, but that will not last. You can keep your game in our Twitter Robot for a week for just 250 Points, so collect Points! Plus, I have reduced the cost of getting your game listed as the Game Of The Day from 4000 Points to 1000 Points! Sweet deal.

Please be sure to check the new Your Data page now. because you can now see if your game is eligible for Action Tweets and other things. Note: Your game WILL NOT appear on our site unless you at least have an Icon, and then it WILL NOT get tweeted by our Robot unless you have an Ad Card. Get eligible! More to come tomorrow.
12/9/16
Been away for a while working on my own games (I do that), but now I'm back to work on refining some of the things on the site, tossing out some dumb ideas, and adding some great new ones. One of the main things I will NOT be doing is taking your money. You will not be able to pay real money for anything on this website. On the other hand, while I tighten some screws and make everything more attractive, please continue to earn points ... because you will need them!
9/25/16 - Beta Site Opens to Public
Hi everyone and a plesant day or evening to you wherever you may be. On this day in history, the new Indie Video Games . com opened with a new purpose in life: to help you market your independent video game in a whole new way.

I'm going to be blunt: this site is not run by a company. It is run by a very small number of people (mostly just one) who all have day jobs and are working out of their respective homes. That does not change the fact that those working on this site are devoted to helping you get your game in front of as many eyes as possible. In fact, I think it makes this site more trustworthy and dedicated because we make games as well. Now, you may notice that the site is currently 'overrun' by a few specific games (my games), and I want you to change that. I've just placed my games up as placeholders until your games can replace them. The site would look pretty boring if it was barren, don't you think. So please sign up, submit your game, and come back often to continue to work on marketing your game without having to spend money. Want to spend money? Well, you can do that too, I guess. That's all from me for now. We still have more features to add!
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