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Finding bad Itch.io/GameMaker/etc games!
« on: August 07, 2018, 11:43:20 am »
Similar to how we have a thread for finding bad fanfics and whatnot I am also open to the idea of finding crappy indie games.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
- Games that are somewhat playable, but are just bad for whatever merit. Controls, story, laughable artwork, etc. Games with nudity, explicit sex, or things like implied rape cannot be featured on the stream (Twitch ToS). The less people who've played the game the better, finding something that's really untouched and unheard of is ideal.

GUIDELINES:
- Submissions cannot be overtly pornographic. Adult themes are fine, but because of Twitch's ToS we cannot showcase games with nudity or sex, similar to Fanfiction Factory's rules.
- Do not submit games whose entire existence is based around some sort of political ideology or social matter (e.g. no "shoot Trump" or touchy-feely trans games). Remember, we try to be apolitical.
- Do not submit games created by people with threads on the Kiwi Farms or other "lolcow" cataloging/archival websites. These "game developers" by and large are extremely psychologically unstable. The last thing I need in my life is some creep who types in all lowercase on Twitter stalking and harassing me because I said their game sucked.
- Games that do not take too long to complete are ideal. Something we can do in one sitting, or something that can be played for 30-60 minutes is best.
- PLEASE NO "VISUAL NOVELS" unless they are just absolutely off the wall terrible. Visual novels aren't games (hot take) and I don't really want to sit down and read to you all unless the game is as insane as Angels with Scaly Wings.

WHERE TO LOOK:
- GameJolt
- Itch.io
- YoYo Games (2007-2016 archive)

EXAMPLES:
- Dontrel the Dolphin, which appears to have vanished from the internet
- TRELYATE
- Escape From Flea Market Montgomery, by yours truly
- Jim Sterling has a series called "Itch.io Tasty" where he plays games he found by dropping a random word into the search box. Great as a source of inspiration on what to look for on these sites.

BONUS POINTS:
- Make sure you scan this stuff before trying it out, don't be dumb with downloads. I don't think there's going to be actual viruses on sites like GameJolt and stuff but it's better to be safe and smart, especially if you are looking on other dubious websites.
- Premium/paid games are discouraged, however if they are cheap ($1 or less) and you can personally vouch for their quality, or lack thereof, then we may consider them.
- Watch out for FNAF and Slender fan games, there are literally thousands of them. If you're going to submit one, make sure it stands out from the rest and isn't just "another creepypasta game".

POST YOUR SUBMISSIONS HERE!  :dong:


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Re: Finding bad Itch.io/GameMaker/etc games!
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 03:59:12 pm »
I just threw random words into the search and found these [unsure if there's any 'lolcow' content creators, I don't venture into that corner of the internet to know these things lol]

Not a problem, I can do some digging on my end to see what comes up when I look for these creators.