Report content 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

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

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Wonkehcheetah
Wonkehcheetah

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

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INtense! Creator
INtense!

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

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

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

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tymaxbeta
tymaxbeta

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

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Medevila
Medevila

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.

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Dodomaster
Dodomaster

You can use your moddb account!

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

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II

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

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MitchellS
MitchellS

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.

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56er
56er

same here...

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Cozmin95
Cozmin95

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!

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galaxy366
galaxy366

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

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Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum

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

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Cozmin95
Cozmin95

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

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Cozmin95
Cozmin95

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!

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masterchief396
masterchief396

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

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tetrodoxin
tetrodoxin

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

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

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Cozmin95
Cozmin95

YAY!Thank you! ^_^

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NGS616
NGS616

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

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DedMustDie
DedMustDie

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

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Amez
Amez

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?

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk

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? :)

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Xylemon
Xylemon

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.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

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

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

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.

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Noesis_Interactive
Noesis_Interactive

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. :)

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Karriz
Karriz

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

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.

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Smonocco
Smonocco

Never heard of it.

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fightermedic
fightermedic

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

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Dremth
Dremth

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

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ThePeanutBaron
ThePeanutBaron

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

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

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

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

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...

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medve
medve

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

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!

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

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?

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iwantalife
iwantalife

I'll stick with moddb.

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CnC_Fin
CnC_Fin

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

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vash12788
vash12788

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.

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SinKing
SinKing

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.

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SharkBites
SharkBites

I'll stick with ModDB

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Ben
Ben

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.

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iBukisuika
iBukisuika

Indie wha?

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dinky
dinky

I wasn't even aware of an IndieDB.

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PierreOfTheFrench
PierreOfTheFrench

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 :)

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TheDyllionaire
TheDyllionaire

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?

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GamerWolfOps
GamerWolfOps

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.


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Ben
Ben

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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