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With so much noise in the mobile gaming space - we hope Slide DB allows developers a new way of reaching fans, just as we have done with Mod DB and Indie DB.

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Mobile gaming has been booming for years now with the end result being app stores filled with hundreds of thousands of games to play. Great for consumers however the downside is discoverability with app stores focusing on the "top XY", which even then typically only list games from developers who've already had great success and can afford big launch budgets and cross-promotion within their other games.


So what are your options once you've made a great mobile game? Word of mouth is ideal, but you need people playing first so you email all of the mobile gaming blogs of which there are a number of excellent ones. The challenge here is there are only so many hours in the day so the editors on these sites carefully pick and choose the few games they feature meaning no matter what you do there is no guarantee you'll get coverage and the attention you game needs.

This is where we hope Slide DB can assist, as our only requirement is a few minutes of your time - simply add your game to the site and begin sharing news, images, videos and other content and we will do our best to showcase it to our readers. While we are new to this space - we hope our "developer driven mobile games news site" approch will mean only the most dedicated developers post, leaving plenty of room and time for your game to be seen.

We've already had great success. ModDB.com and IndieDB.com were created for developers of mods and indie games and today put their creations in front of 200,000+ daily readers. With so many mobile games all completing for the few "top charts slots" - we hope to be able to help in a small way as there needs to be more ways to reach players interested in what you've made without being dependent on paid ads, reviews and befriending the right people.


If all goes to plan we intend on porting the site into app form - but are focusing on the web only at the moment. So please look around and share any suggestions you have with us and we look forward to playing your games!

Just to clarify, none of the content on SlideDB is scraped or paid for. It is all added by the developers - big / small everyone is equal.

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ninjadave
ninjadave

Alright I'm for it, I see a lot of potential.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

cheers - still only early days (we've got a ton todo / fix) but we want to open up the mobile platforms a little, help developers out that are willing to put in the time.

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pixelpirate
pixelpirate

Where do we post our games for the most exposure? On our profile page? Sorry still new on here and we are dev our second game while trying to spread the word about our first one in the App store

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INtense! Author
INtense!

you add your game via www.slidedb.com/games/add once it is added you need to add images and content to your games profile which you can do via: Slidedb.com

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CiroContinisio
CiroContinisio

I always liked the democratic IndieDB formula, great idea to have a site totally dedicated to mobile games.

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iggynore
iggynore

Count us in!

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DJ_Link
DJ_Link

Lots of potential. Congrats on the release

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BaneGames
BaneGames

Great stuff guys! I think this is a great extension to your existing sites.

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CiroContinisio
CiroContinisio

Hey guys, is it intentional that the "add your game" link in the news text doesn't take to SlideDB, but to IndieDB?

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medve
medve

whats with the pixelated logo mania

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X

Because the entire computer and the Internet world is made of pixels.

Duh...

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medve
medve

not sure if...

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ninjadave
ninjadave

It's to create an effective, simple, and distinctive mobile phone look that could imply iPhones, Androids, or even tablets.

Pixely is also a good direction to go, as it fits the above criteria and goes with Moddb's style.

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White_Hand
White_Hand

Congrats. Though I don't have any smart phones yet.

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zigah
zigah

Awesome idea! We're in. All the content filtering we can get is much needed in the flood of games lately. Flood of games is good, mind you. :)

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Fxor
Fxor

Sounds good. ;)

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Sph!nx

Sweet. I wish you good luck!

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XanT Staff
XanT

Plenty of potential here! :)

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█Brunez█
█Brunez█

Looks interesting... I liked.

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cW#Ravenblood

Nice, great to see that you're still growing :)

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StrykerCraft
StrykerCraft

For some reason, I thought this existed a long time ago and was available to the public already...or is this just an official announcement of what already was?

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_dhk_
_dhk_

Neat, good idea!

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BluishGreenPro
BluishGreenPro

Fantastic! This will be great for my upcoming mobile games.

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master_oli-p
master_oli-p

Brilliant idea, excited to see how this turns out :)

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer

Um, okay then.

So does this mean there will actually be a Desura Mobile platform?

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INtense! Author
INtense!

no plans at this stage - just want to help mobile developers out with exposure

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©orporatefilth™
©orporatefilth™

I LOVE IT.

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Kyle_Itzy
Kyle_Itzy

Well, I'm in. This is a fantastic idea.

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Spiffy664
Spiffy664

as a mobile developer and a long time modder / indie developer, its nice to see you guys make a mobile centric site, just as it was nice to see indiedb come along. I am worried that fragmentation will occur. Will mobile news posts also appear on modDB and indieDB, the way indieDB posts trickle down to modDB? or at least a final release news post and maybe not constant development updates on the other sister sites?

Thanks for this either way!

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Henley Staff
Henley

Yep! It will all trickle down.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

they will continue to occur across all sites. this site is just specialized in mobile platforms we are trying not to fragment by allowing you to login and post across all

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8472

Congrats -- brilliant idea and a lovely looking site. I only hope it can make some serious waves.

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp

Very interesting. The thing is, I don't have any mobile items, but still an awesome idea.

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theJar
theJar

I'm excited to see how this will progress! Congratulations and good luck!

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Kark-Jocke Online
Kark-Jocke

This sounds very interesting.

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NekoGenijalan
NekoGenijalan

Excellent idea! :D. I myself thought couple of times that it would be nice we have something like this for android phones

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EmotionalRobot
EmotionalRobot

Looks great guys, really stoked to see this.

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zigah
zigah

I am happy to report about a success story for the primary mission of slideDB.com which is the Dream of Pixels feature on Kotaku. As Mike Fahey puts it:

"it's working, guys!"

and I couldn't agree more - Dream of Pixels trailer got hit by 5k views in a day after this praise:

"Just watching the trailer I can feel years of pent-up stacking tension slipping away. So lovely." -- Mike Fahey, Kotaku.com

So a big thank you, ladies and gentlemen of slideDB.com, keep up the good work!

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Projo
Projo

Congrats on the site, very much needed! :)

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Scadden
Scadden

Is this group still active? I am a up coming mobile game designer and trying to find a group that might be able to help me out with questions I might have.

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