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  1. Hello GameDevs, We just launched Angmon Updater ([url="http://angmon.com/updater"]http://angmon.com/updater[/url]) last week. It is a windows only game updater that allows windows developers, or an developers that want to offer it to their windows fans. [img]http://angmon.com/updater/assets/screenshot.png[/img] [url="http://angmon.com/updater"][size=6]Get Angmon Updater for your Windows Game![/size][/url] You can read more about it on our site, but here is a few features.[list] [*]Customizable Interface [list] [*]You can customize the bars, buttons, and background to match your game. [/list][*]Web Interface [list] [*]Load a page into the upper half with news, so your fans are kept in the loop with development. [/list][*]Launch .exe and .jar files [*]Package and deploy updates from you game website into the desktop client. [*]An updater for your updater! [list] [*]We even have an updater to update the updater. So if we give you a new version of the updater you can update your fans updater with ease. [/list][*]We offer other features and have many in mind. [/list] Comment from one of our new teams. "[i]After my years and years in XtremeWorlds not much impresses me anymore, this program and its creators has![/i]" ~ Deaths Rejects on XtremeWorlds Engine We would be excited to sit down with some of the teams over Skype and help set it up with them. If you have questions feel free to send them our way ([url="http://angmon.com/support"]http://angmon.com/support[/url])
  2. We just launched the Angmon Updater. Indie developers can update their fans. #gamedeveloper #indiegames http://t.co/gVMzuaGr