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#1 Stormynature   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3391

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

Hey Folks,

 

Currently I am drawing up a list of all the active Online Game Distributors that Indie developers can publish their game through. I would be appreciative if you could link any that I missed - this applies to any platforms or device i.e. mobile, PC, console.

 

  1. 6Waves http://www.6waves.com/developers/social Browser Android iOS
  2. Acid-Play http://acid-play.com/about/add-games PC Mac Freeware
  3. Aeria Games http://www.aeriagames.com/contact  PC Browser Android iOS
  4. ***Amazon really long link disguise PC Mac Linux Browser Android iOS
  5. AppStore https://developer.apple.com/appstore/index.html Mac iOS
  6. Archive Gameshttp://www.archivegames.net/developers.php PC Linux
  7. Armor Games http://armorgames.com/developers-corner PC Browser Android iOS 
  8. ***Atari Interactive http://www.atari.com/arcade/developers/atari-arcade-developer-program   no longer publishing - but relevant dev content
  9. Awomo http://www.awomo.com/page/publishers_developers PC
  10. Beamdog http://www.beamdog.com/about/distribution PC Mac Linux
  11. Bigfish Games http://www.bigfishgames.com/company/game-developer.html PC Mac Browser Android iOS
  12. Bigpoint Games http://devlounge.bigpoint.net/ Browser
  13. BlackBerry World https://developer.blackberry.com/ Blackberry Android
  14. BMT Micro http://www.bmtmicro.com/developer-new.html PC Mac Linux 
  15. CiiNOW http://www.ciinow.com/games-on-the-cloud/ PC Mac Android
  16. Deliver2Mac http://www.deliver2mac.com/ Mac
  17. Desura http://www.desura.com/development PC Mac Linux Browser
  18. DotEmu Games http://www.dotemu.com/en PC Browser Android iOS
  19. FireFlower Games http://fireflowergames.com/about-us/  PC Mac Linux
  20. GameAgent http://www.gameagent.com/ Mac
  21. GameHouse http://partners.gamehouse.com/ PC Mac Browser Android iOS 
  22. Gameolith http://www.gameolith.com/partners/ PC Mac Linux Android
  23. GamersGate http://www.gamersgate.com/info/contact PC Mac 
  24. ***GameShadow http://gameshadow.com/
  25. GamesPlanet http://uk.gamesplanet.com/ PC Mac
  26. GameStreamer http://www.gamestreamer.net/home.aspx PC Mac
  27. GameTap http://www.gametap.com/about-gametap.html PC
  28. GameTree Mac http://transgaming.com/cider Mac
  29. GetGames http://www.getgamesgo.com/AboutUs PC Mac
  30. GetJar http://developer.getjar.com/ Android
  31. Good Old Games http://www.gog.com/support/contact/business PC Mac
  32. ***Google Play http://developer.android.com/index.html Android
  33. Green Man Gaming http://www.greenmangaming.com/publishers-developers/  PC
  34. Handango http://store.handango.com/DeveloperInformation.jsp?siteId=1&CKey=DEV_FAQ#new1 Android Apple_iPhone Symbian Windows_Mobile Blackberry Palm
  35. Impulse https://developer.impulsedriven.com/ PC
  36. IndieDB http://www.indiedb.com/games/add PC Mac Linux iPhone X360 Wii PS3 PSP DS
  37. IndieCity http://store.indiecity.com/developers PC
  38. ***IndieGala http://www.indiegala.com/galafund#.UgXTLOx--Uk     Note: am hesitant on this one atm as it appears to be a packager
  39. IndieGameStand https://indiegamestand.com/developers/ PC Mac Linux
  40. IndiePub Games http://www.indiepubentertainment.com/about/ PC Android iOS
  41. Indievania http://indievania.com/content/developer-register PC Mac Linux
  42. Intel Appup http://software.intel.com/appup Android Windows HTML5
  43. KawaGames http://en.kawagames.com/developers PC Mac Linux
  44. Kongregate http://developers.kongregate.com/ Browser
  45. Little Indie http://www.littleindie.net/jade.php?showpage=developer&language=en  PC Linux KDE
  46. Mac App Store https://developer.apple.com/ Mac iOS 
  47. Mac Game Store https://www.macgamestore.com/information/Publishers/ Mac
  48. MacUpdatehttps://www.macupdate.com/developers/login Mac
  49. ***Metaboli http://www.metaboli.co.uk/
  50. MindJolt  http://developer.mindjolt.com/ Browser
  51. Miniclip http://corporate.miniclip.com/page/view/developers Browser Android iOS Windows_Phone
  52. Newgrounds http://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/creator-resources Browser
  53. Nintendo https://wiiu-developers.nintendo.com/ Wii 
  54. OnLive http://games.onlive.com/corporate/plugin PC Mac Android
  55. Opera Mobile Store http://publishers.apps.opera.com/ Android iOS Windows_Phone
  56. Origin http://www.origin.com/publishing PC Mac
  57. Ouya http://www.ouya.tv/develop/ Android
  58. OVI Store https://publish.nokia.com/login Windows_Phone
  59. PlayStation Store http://us.playstation.com/develop/ PlayStation
  60. Playism http://www.playism-games.com/creators/Creators-main.html PC Mac Browser
  61. Rain DG http://www.raindg.com/about PC Mac Linux
  62. Rice Digital http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/       Japanese Indie Games only 
  63. Samsung Apps http://developer.samsung.com/home.do Android
  64. ShinyLoot [Beta]  http://www.shinyloot.com/ PC Mac Linux
  65. Shockwave http://www.shockwave.com/about/developers.jsp PC Browser
  66. ShowMeTheGames http://www.showmethegames.com/ PC Mac Linux
  67. Steam Greenlight http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight PC Mac Linux 
  68. Ubuntu Software Centre http://developer.ubuntu.com/ Linux
  69. Wildtangent https://developer.wildtangent.com/ PC Browser Android iOS
  70. Xbox live  http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers PC XBox Windows_Phone
  71. Yahoo! Games http://developer.yahoo.com/yap/guide/faq/index.html PC Mac Linux Browser
  72. Ztorm http://www.ztorm.com/services/publishers/ PC Mac Linux

 

 

http://www.mobyaffiliates.com/blog/mobile-app-stores-list/   to be weaved in

 

 

 

Thanks in advance

 

Edit: I should point out this list is constantly being edited atm to include new finds so it is not static. I have numbered them as a reference point so that you know if it grows more.


Edited by Stormynature, 12 August 2013 - 09:33 AM.


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#2 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 19048

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:11 AM

Have you got all of thesesmile.png



#3 Stormynature   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3391

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:47 AM

yup tongue.png except one beta site "indiepub" (turned out to be a bad link -- found them through other sites) which hung when I tried to access them. I think the list is fairly complete bar some possible mobile game publishers. So if no real response in 24 hours I will tag them with platform and type and hang them over in Indie resources and then move onto another list. This list is expanding more than I realised it would, so the more time on the tracking of sites will be spent.

 

 

Also I suspect there are some game publisher/distributors that are not English based i.e. possibly Arabic, Spanish etc. If anyone does know of any of these sites can you please throw a link in and some basic details as to the platforms and types that they publish games for - would be much appreciated.


Edited by Stormynature, 10 August 2013 - 12:27 AM.


#4 Sik_the_hedgehog   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1813

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:03 PM

Would it be possible to add between parenthesis or something which platforms does each of those distributors support? So those who are targetting a platform in particular can avoid wasting time checking those that aren't relevant to them.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:11 PM

I'd like to throw out there you have a couple links that are Australian based. Happen to have the generic ones or do these redirect to the appropriate region?



#6 Servant of the Lord   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 20348

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:21 PM

Are they actually a distributor? Looks like they just review games, and provide downloads for files related to that game (like patches and such).
 
It definitely has a game-store-y presentation though.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:46 PM

I'd like to throw out there you have a couple links that are Australian based. Happen to have the generic ones or do these redirect to the appropriate region?

 

Unfortunately yes - some of them are redirecting to regional settings when I link through to them with one exception (playism) where I had to choose the English settings, as my Japanese is just plain awful. I am hoping to establish the links directly to the relevant page for Indie submissions but these work for a stand in at this time.

 

 

 

Are they actually a distributor? Looks like they just review games, and provide downloads for files related to that game (like patches and such).
 
It definitely has a game-store-y presentation though.

 

 

This one is somewhat a weird one as being a customer of them (they are an ISP company) I wasn't even aware of this aspect till I came across the link through one of the multitude of sites I have been trawling through. As it was identified as being Indie friendly I added it but I haven't delved fully into the site itself beyond knowing that they do provide some mobile games at least. Fortunately they are a local telephone call for me so I can pursue that one more directly as to the truth of the matter. However if this turns out to be a new evolution in the case of ISP's shifting into game distribution, this list may need to be reworked at a future point, indeed the entire nature of game distribution/publishing may become a great deal more complicated.

 

 

As mentioned in this post though -- It is my intention before they get linked into the Indie resources that they will be appropriately categorised and linked with the best page option available.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:53 PM

Would it be possible to add between parenthesis or something which platforms does each of those distributors support? So those who are targetting a platform in particular can avoid wasting time checking those that aren't relevant to them.

 

This list is destined to be broken down and hung into a new section called "Indie Resources" So basically yes, each link will be tagged with such things as "Windows PC" "Mac" "Linux" "Android" (Please note these examples will probably alter to more technically correct ones) etc i.e. sufficient information that you should be able to extract what is relevant to you fairly easily. Hope this helps smile.png Just for the love of god don't expect it immediately....mucho mucho work being done to generate resource lists for a lot of different areas as well I want to refine these links to provide as close an access point to the actual indie submission page as possible.


Edited by Stormynature, 09 August 2013 - 10:06 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:18 AM

Given that I have also been running across a number of freegame distributor sites that offer dev's the opportunity to put up a game - should these types of sites be included as part of the resources listed above?

 

 

One example of a site



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 01:52 PM

I think so. They help promote a game in various ways, and give the creators exposure.



#11 Sik_the_hedgehog   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1813

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:24 AM


However if this turns out to be a new evolution in the case of ISP's shifting into game distribution, this list may need to be reworked at a future point, indeed the entire nature of game distribution/publishing may become a great deal more complicated.

Didn't mobile carriers attempt this during the J2ME era? (and in fact, still keep doing it in some countries) I mention that because they're probably similar enough to ISPs in that both offer a service to a network, especially these days that practically all cellphones can connect to internet (so in a sense carriers already double as ISPs, albeit somewhat specialized ones).

 

Of course this case could be just the ISP branching into unrelated services just as a way to expand its business and is probably also involved in other stuff (not uncommon from many companies - I mean, does anybody know that Sony is in the insurance business, and that it's their most profitable branch actually?)


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

Well, many ISPs have their own webportal, or partner with a webportal like Yahoo!. Many webportals have an online game part of the portal.

Yahoo! Games is an important one.

 

Some game developers add demo versions of their games to web portals - the web portals get the ad revenue, and the developers get to have a "Download full version" button in their game link back to their personal purchase page for that game on the developer's own site.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

Well, many ISPs have their own webportal, or partner with a webportal like Yahoo!. Many webportals have an online game part of the portal.

Yahoo! Games is an important one.

 

Some game developers add demo versions of their games to web portals - the web portals get the ad revenue, and the developers get to have a "Download full version" button in their game link back to their personal purchase page for that game on the developer's own site.

 

Gosh darn it man! At least you could have got me the dev related link for them so I don't have to hunt it down :P



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

Lol - I never put a game on them, so I wouldn't know the correct link. smile.png  Looking around, I can't find it either!

 

This old 2003 link claims that Yahoo! gets their games from 3rd party sites, and you have to go through them. But that was ten years ago - which sites do they go through now in 2013? mellow.png

 

There seems to be alot of shareware sites, actually, so that might be a separate category in itself.

 

I actually have an Excel spreadsheet I've been collecting for some time with all the game distributors, news sites, and gaming forums that I could find indexed on it by category. Kinda messy though, and the categories aren't very consistent! This kind of stuff needs to be available in a community updatable way like a wiki, or it gets out of date surprisingly fast.


Edited by Servant of the Lord, 11 August 2013 - 12:46 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

all good -  link is up. Have had a lot of practice in recent days extracting the links -- some of these sites do not want to make it easy on a Dev that's for sure.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 06:17 PM

Doesn't 6Waves do some indie publishing as well?






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