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    Ellie
  Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:41 pm
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Hi guys!

Exciting news: Game Pages have been completely revamped, to finish off the system I made a long time ago.

I feel like it was never really "finished", even though tons of functionality was added.

Here is how a game page looks by default:

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There are a few things you can customise on your game page and this is done by adding BBCode to your first post.

If you don't know how to do it just let me know how you want your page to look and I will edit it for you.

Here are the different options:


Description

[game_description]DESCRIPTION HERE[/game_description]



Download link

[download]URL HERE[/download]



Foreground colour
Foreground text colour
Background colour
Background text colour


[game_style=#FFFFFF,#FFFFFF,#FFFFFF,#FFFFFF][/game_style]



Author Biography

You can write a bit about yourself that displays below any games you post. This is editable in your USER PANEL, link top-right, by going to Profile.


Screenshots

You or any players of your game have the ability to upload screenshots. This is done using the Image icon next to Screenshots. The latest screenshots appear on your game page. Screenshots MUST be PNG in format.

You are able to then comment on these screenshots as if they are a forum post, by clicking on them.


Reviews

Players can leave reviews by using the Image icon. These are shown as a list on your game page.


Development Blog

Instead of using a game thread to post updates and things you would like feedback on, you are able to create blog posts, using the Image button, which can then be viewed as a blog roll. Viewers are then able to comment on them as if they were a forum thread (because they are - shh).

When adding a blog post you can edit the title of the blog, but you must keep the numbers in your title. Otherwise they will become detached from your game and go in your general blog, which you can view from your profile.


Comments

Your game is just a standard forum thread at the end of the day, so you are able to post as normal. We strongly encourage the use of blog posts though.


Here is how a fully set-up game page looks.

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    Ellie
  Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:50 pm
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Here is an example of a game page I've set up:

viewtopic.php?f=77&t=78573


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    Xhukari
  Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:59 pm
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Oh hey, this is pretty cool! ^^


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    Ellie
  Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:20 pm
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I'm in two minds about what to do with the screenshots block for projects that haven't included any. I could hide it, but I want to incentivise adding screenshots as a project thread wouldn't be complete without them. I can add screenshots to projects that haven't set one up yet.


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    Xhukari
  Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:31 pm
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Have you thought about replacing it with a snazzy banner that says 'Screenshots coming soon!'. It incentivises, doesn't look as barren as being hidden, or as unfinished as just placeholder shots.


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    Ellie
  Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:26 pm
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Yeah, I could link them to the upload box too to draw people to add some.


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