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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.

Posted by INtense! on Oct 18th, 2012

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. and 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 Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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INtense! Author
INtense! Oct 19 2012 replied:

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 Oct 19 2012 replied:

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! Oct 20 2012 replied:

you add your game via once it is added you need to add images and content to your games profile which you can do via:

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CiroContinisio Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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iggynore Oct 19 2012 says:

Count us in!

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DJ_Link Oct 19 2012 says:

Lots of potential. Congrats on the release

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BaneGames Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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CiroContinisio Oct 19 2012 says:

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 Oct 19 2012 says:

whats with the pixelated logo mania

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Reborn:X Oct 19 2012 replied:

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


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medve Oct 19 2012 replied:

not sure if...

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ninjadave Oct 20 2012 replied:

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 Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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zigah Oct 19 2012 says:

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 Oct 19 2012 says:

Sounds good. ;)

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Sph!nx Oct 19 2012 says:

Sweet. I wish you good luck!

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XanT Staff
XanT Oct 19 2012 says:

Plenty of potential here! :)

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█Black/Brunez█ Oct 19 2012 says:

Looks interesting... I liked.

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cW#Ravenblood Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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StrykerCraft Oct 19 2012 says:

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_ Oct 19 2012 says:

Neat, good idea!

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BluishGreenPro Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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master_oli-p Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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TheUnabridgedGamer Oct 19 2012 says:

Um, okay then.

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

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INtense! Author
INtense! Oct 20 2012 replied:

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

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©orporatefilth™ Oct 19 2012 says:


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Kyle_Itzy Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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Spiffy664 Oct 19 2012 says:

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 Oct 19 2012 replied:

Yep! It will all trickle down.

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INtense! Author
INtense! Oct 20 2012 replied:

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 Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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theJar Oct 19 2012 says:

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

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Kark-Jocke Oct 20 2012 says:

This sounds very interesting.

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NekoGenijalan Oct 20 2012 says:

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 Oct 21 2012 says:

Looks great guys, really stoked to see this.

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zigah Oct 24 2012 says:

I am happy to report about a success story for the primary mission of 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,

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

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Projo Nov 5 2012 says:

Congrats on the site, very much needed! :)

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Scadden Feb 10 2015 says:

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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