Report poll IndieDB has been up for a bit now... thoughts?

Poll started by INtense! with 5,579 votes and 65 comments. Browse the poll archive.

 7%

I'm mainly an Indie person so it's great for me (406 votes)

 38%

Still haven't checked it out (2099 votes)

 35%

I'll stick with ModDB (1938 votes)

 20%

I'm liking both (1136 votes)

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Piuneer
Piuneer Jul 10 2010, 1:03am says:

I think it's a great idea and an even greater opportunity for indie developers to get more recognition, but I just haven't checked it out yet.
Hopefully it doesn't succumb to the same fate as AddonDB :P

+11 votes     reply to comment
Wonkehcheetah
Wonkehcheetah Jul 10 2010, 6:39am replied:

I didn't even know there was a indieDB let alone an addonDB.

+8 votes     reply to comment
INtense! Creator
INtense! Jul 10 2010, 11:41am replied:

www.indiedb.com if you don't know what it is.

+3 votes   reply to comment
Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Jul 21 2010, 7:56pm replied:

Why there's no big link on moddb for it?

+2 votes     reply to comment
tymaxbeta
tymaxbeta Jul 12 2010, 1:16am replied:

Web.archive.org
apparently thats the last time it was ever updated, November 30th 2007...

+4 votes     reply to comment
Medevila
Medevila Jul 24 2010, 2:06am replied:

I think we need to be able to use our ModDB account on IndieDB. Until now, I've gone to IndieDB a few times and just left because I didn't want to fuss with a new account. Call me lazy, but little thinks like that can make all the difference.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Dodomaster
Dodomaster Jul 26 2010, 5:55pm replied:

You can use your moddb account!

Moddb needs a link to indieDB!(or I just can't find it)

+3 votes     reply to comment
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ᎶʋƝʂℋɨƤ_ℳƘ_ƖƖ Jul 10 2010, 2:25am says:

I'll stick with ModDB, but soon i will post my Indie Game on IndieDB

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MitchellS
MitchellS Jul 11 2010, 3:30pm replied:

I'll stick with Moddb. I find it quite pointless when you can simply use ModdDb and get all the action instead of being limited to indie games.

+12 votes     reply to comment
56er
56er Jul 17 2010, 8:44am replied:

same here...

+2 votes     reply to comment
Cozmin95
Cozmin95 Jul 10 2010, 2:34am says:

I checked it out and it's pretty nice to be honest but I'll stick with ModDB since you have to make a new account for IndieDB and can't use the same from here to log in!

-1 votes     reply to comment
galaxy366
galaxy366 Jul 10 2010, 6:34am replied:

i did go to indieDB and i was able to sign in with my moddb account?

+8 votes     reply to comment
Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum Jul 10 2010, 6:49am replied:

This is a lie! You log in over there with the same login as here.

+6 votes     reply to comment
Cozmin95
Cozmin95 Jul 10 2010, 10:48am replied:

When i first tried it didn't work no need to be so NEGATIVE! xD

0 votes     reply to comment
Cozmin95
Cozmin95 Jul 12 2010, 6:00am replied:

WOW!That's just mean!
I was wrong...No need to negative karma if you already said im wrong!
I didn't say to lie people i said because it didn't work then or more likely i typed wrong but...Dudes, stop the hate!

0 votes     reply to comment
masterchief396
masterchief396 Jul 12 2010, 11:03am replied:

I tried signing in and it works :) for anyone that is wondering.

+5 votes     reply to comment
tetrodoxin
tetrodoxin Jul 16 2010, 7:49pm replied:

I gave you a +1, buddy... so dont be sad :O

IndieDB, huh? I haven't checked it out yet.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Cozmin95
Cozmin95 Jul 18 2010, 6:33am replied:

YAY!Thank you! ^_^

+1 vote     reply to comment
NGS616
NGS616 Jul 10 2010, 2:46am says:

I've been using "moddb" but they are the same thing right? I'll be using indiedb more often soon.

+4 votes     reply to comment
DedMustDie
DedMustDie Jul 10 2010, 4:50am says:

I'm way more addicted to commercial games (damn). So, I'll stick to ModDB.
However - I will never ignore indies.

+4 votes     reply to comment
Amez
Amez Jul 10 2010, 5:40am says:

The problem is that indie games are still on ModDB, which is fine but what is the point of IndieDB then? Are you going to keep it all integrated or segregate so that mods stay on ModDB and indie games stay on IndieDB?

+10 votes     reply to comment
Silverfisk
Silverfisk Jul 10 2010, 5:47am says:

I don't like the options in this poll. It's either "mods > indie", "indie > mods" or "No opinion". Where's the "It's awesome! Indie games rule!!" option? :)

+9 votes     reply to comment
Xylemon
Xylemon Jul 10 2010, 6:03am says:

I'll just stick to ModDB. Don't really see a point since indie games are on ModDB. But it does have a nice search. ModDB needs that.

+7 votes     reply to comment
Dragonlord
Dragonlord Jul 10 2010, 9:09am says:

An option is missing: being an indie but still using ModDB. I really don't see why one should use this fork there. It's the same database just filtered for indie content. Everything you post on ModDB (indie wise) shows up there too. So why extra work and moving if there is not a single gain in it? Nobody (neither Henley nor INtense!) could give me (us) a "real" reason why one (an indie) is better off using IndieDB instead of ModDB.

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AJ_Quick
AJ_Quick Jul 10 2010, 10:13am replied:

As much as I appreciate the *thought* behind IndieDB, I tend to agree with Dragonlord here.

There's no real reason to use indie db at the moment, since it's just a stripped down version of moddb. People want to see *all* of what's available (mods and indies), so why would they choose a site that hides the mod content?

If at some point in the future indiedb can offer something more (both for developers and gamers) It might be able to separate itself from moddb. But at the moment it feels pretty redundant

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Henley Staff
Henley Jul 10 2010, 10:14am replied:

Because its a site designed to cater to indies... That and we have plenty of expansions in mind, like we are tossing up the idea of hosting web based games on the profiles who release, so for example playing flash or unity web games in the indie profile. Nothing like that will be on ModDB as there is no need for it. It may be barebones atm but it will be a different site later down the road.

+8 votes   reply to comment
Noesis_Interactive
Noesis_Interactive Jul 14 2010, 7:52pm replied:

I think maybe the main difference will be that you'll be able to buy games through IndieDB but not through ModDB? (seems like they need to be separate sites since you can sell an indie game but not a mod). So, in theory, an indie project might choose IndieDB over ModDB so that they can sell their game through the site. I could be wrong about this though. :)

+4 votes     reply to comment
Karriz
Karriz Jul 10 2010, 12:40pm says:

I like the look of IndieDB, I hope ModDB will be updated to look like that. I dont play very much indie games, so i have no reason to visit that site. I can read indie game news also here when I want to read them.

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SU154
SU154 Jul 10 2010, 1:32pm says:

Just saw IndieDB.com. Seeing the site design makes me feel it's an addon to Moddb.com. I like it-it has all the stuff from here plus some more(I think) yet, I'm playing more comercial games than Indies. I'll stick with MD.

+5 votes     reply to comment
Smonocco
Smonocco Jul 10 2010, 1:36pm says:

Never heard of it.

+4 votes     reply to comment
fightermedic
fightermedic Jul 10 2010, 2:05pm says:

i like both
as long as they stay connected all is fine
green is better then red though :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
Dremth
Dremth Jul 10 2010, 2:18pm says:

Both ModDB and IndieDB are great, but seeing as ModDB does everything that IndieDB does, I'll stick with ModDB.

+7 votes     reply to comment
ThePeanutBaron
ThePeanutBaron Jul 11 2010, 9:36am says:

I agree with Dremth, why is there still indie posts on moddb if there is a separate site for indie games?

+1 vote     reply to comment
LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX Jul 11 2010, 9:52am says:

I like both!
and its nice they now have 1 spotlight each :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Jul 11 2010, 11:44am says:

IndieDB is great and all and I have it bookmarked, but I can get news from both indie and mod development on Moddb so I don't bother checking IndieDB on daily basis...

+3 votes     reply to comment
medve
medve Jul 11 2010, 12:40pm says:

indiedb will always be a little brother in the shadow, and as long as we get the indie of the month video here on moddb, we dont even have to go there.

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Green-Pepper
Green-Pepper Jul 11 2010, 12:40pm says:

Я не такой большой интерес к инди-игр, все в порядке с ними это просто я способ занят, чтобы просто играть один. Я проверил сайт, хотя, шаблон хорошо сделали!

+4 votes     reply to comment
Cremat0r
Cremat0r Jul 12 2010, 8:09am says:

IndieDB is surely an awesome idea, but on this page, there's so much information about indies too, so I'll stick with ModDB.
Who's with me?

+4 votes     reply to comment
iwantalife
iwantalife Jul 12 2010, 11:46pm says:

I'll stick with moddb.

+2 votes     reply to comment
CnC_Fin
CnC_Fin Jul 13 2010, 2:45am says:

I'm sticking with ModDB. I'm a mod man :D
Thus I might visit IndieDB

+2 votes     reply to comment
vash12788 Online
vash12788 Jul 13 2010, 5:08am says:

IndieDB is really nice and gets the indie games more recognition but to make it more useful you need to remove all the indie titles and features from ModDB and keep both sites strictly for their own thing.

+1 vote     reply to comment
SinKing
SinKing Jul 13 2010, 8:07am says:

Don't see the point in Indie-DB, except maybe for selling certain features, in the future. Moddb is my site for everything, no need to expand it into something less useful. You create more confusion and those sites will never be as popular as the one and only Moddb.

Remember what problems you had when you wanted to rename Moddb? I think it could well take AddonDb and IndieDb into the site structure without messing it up. It would be cool, if you could switch between either site from Moddb (home) directly.

+2 votes     reply to comment
SharkBites
SharkBites Jul 13 2010, 10:29am says:

I'll stick with ModDB

+2 votes     reply to comment
Ben
Ben Jul 13 2010, 10:48am says:

There's no negative option on the poll. And since everything that is on indiedb gets posted to moddb, I'll probably never give indiedb any attention.

+3 votes     reply to comment
iBukisuika
iBukisuika Jul 13 2010, 3:56pm says:

Indie wha?

+2 votes     reply to comment
dinky
dinky Jul 13 2010, 5:05pm says:

I wasn't even aware of an IndieDB.

+3 votes     reply to comment
PierreOfTheFrench
PierreOfTheFrench Jul 13 2010, 6:42pm says:

I visit both, the problem is a lot of news is shown on both so it is a bit annoying to be checking both sites for maybe 1 post thats on one and not the other. I do like the look of it though, I think separating them is okay but getting them both at one source didn't feel overwhelming. Just my thoughts :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
TheDyllionaire
TheDyllionaire Jul 14 2010, 1:23am says:

I really don't see a purpose to it.
It's only really a limited form of ModDB with a shrunken audience.
I see no reason why we should split the community. By creating more than one website that people have to check out to find great games and add-ons, it almost guarantees that you'll have people missing out on some of the great pieces of work out there!
Isn't the purpose of a database like this to be a one stop list of EVERYTHING?

+3 votes     reply to comment
CommandoTotalGamer
CommandoTotalGamer Jul 14 2010, 3:10am says:

I am linking it both, indie will be becoming larger and wider in the years ahead, why?
simple there are more people who want to make there own game (indie games) rather then making then a mod, even thought i started out as a moddb gamer.

I went from moddb gamer and want to switch to a indie gamer, lets look at the brighter picture there are great indie games to look forward.


+2 votes     reply to comment
Ben
Ben Jul 14 2010, 8:04am says:

Just merge IndieDB into ModDB and be done with it. It's basically doing that already, with news posts at least.

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