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Mobile and tablet games have opened up a new world of gaming anywhere and everywhere you want. You can slide, tap, shake and play all manner of games from family friendly educational titles to adventurous classics. On Slide DB we give developers a community they can share their ideas with and showcase the work they are doing, beyond the basic app stores and the highly contested "top charts".

Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Check out our new video player

42 comments by INtense! on Jun 12th, 2015

So the video player we were running on the site was about 10 versions old (not years!). This meant it's compatibility with HTML5, mobile etc was a little dubious at the best of times. Our new player is:

  • HTML5 native in modern browsers (should mean much fewer CPU / stability issues that flash causes)
  • Supports related videos (click the button below) which we will use to help everyone promote everyone
  • Switches between SD and HD fluidly
  • Check out the demo video we have grabbed from Switchcars:



We've also updated the image gallery system so that now when you click on the "view HD" link the gallery goes full screen. Browse any image gallery and hit that button to see this feature in action. More to come, hope you enjoy the changes and let us know if you encounter any problems!

Report abuse Auto authorized downloads

25 comments by INtense! on Jun 5th, 2015

For a long time we have seen the success of games and mods hinge on timely updates and a big buildup prior to releasing key demos and files. Starting today, you can now control your downloads and addons destiny on ModDB and IndieDB!

If you are an established member, instead of waiting for a site administrator to check your file - you now control it's release date. You can even set a date in the future which you can see demonstrated here. This means you can:

  • Submit your download
  • Set the date you would like it to go live (see image below)
  • Then focus your efforts on building hype and linking people to the download page knowing that exactly on that date your file will be live

Screen Shot 2015 06 05 at 5 00 0


We hope this empowers our users and if it goes well will look to extend the functionality to the news system so you can post directly onto the homepage. Enjoy!

Report abuse New text editor and member image manager

27 comments by INtense! on May 22nd, 2015

Write a lot of news posts or manage your mod or game profile? Editing it should now be a lot easier! We have finally emerged from the stoneage with a new HTML5 WYSIWYG text editor which should exactly mirror how your post looks. If you want to test it out pretend you are posting news and scroll down to the content section.

Another big feature for the text editor is a handy image uploader personalized for every member. Want to include an image in your post? Awesome that is easy peasy now, just follow the steps below...

Screen Shot 2015 05 22 at 7 03 5


If you track where visitors come from to your profile, we have updated it so the referrers you have visited already are dulled out:

Screen Shot 2015 05 22 at 6 58 1


Adding large downloads should be easier, because we now support uploading from Dropbox and Google Drive (provided the file is shared and public).

Screen Shot 2015 05 22 at 7 00 1


Finally, we have updated our code syntax highlighter - so if you need to share code or write a tutorial perhaps it is much easier to do. Just click the "Insert/edit code snippet" then button paste in your code to wind up with something like this:

<ul class="tabs">
	<li class="on"><a href="/" title="All platforms">HOME</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/xone">XONE</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/ps4">PS4</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/wiiu">WiiU</a></li> 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/iphone">iPhone</a></li>		 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/android">Android</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/vr">VR</a></li>
</ul>
Report abuse Site updates, spam and stats

26 comments by INtense! on Apr 8th, 2015

In 2015 we have a lot planned for the DBolical Network. First and foremost our aim is to greatly enhance and optimise our existing sites (ModDB, IndieDB, SlideDB) - so we can continue to grow and nature our amazing community. We have already done a great deal in the last month which includes:

  • A much more friendly on-boarding process for new members, to help them join the community
  • We **** hate spam, so we've greatly improved our detection system which should catch less legit members and more dodgy ones, hopefully pushing the spammers away
  • Greatly streamlined process when adding games, mods, engines and companies
  • When adding a game you can import it from Steam, iOS or Android stores - taking seconds
  • Speed improvements (we had some pages using hundreds of megs of data)
  • Uploading videos is now super easy with Youtube links supported
  • Uploading images to galleries can now be done by selecting batches of images at a time
  • Added VR / AR platform support (more to come here)
  • More helpful error messages

We hope these changes help both creators and players who visit our site on a daily basis. We have plenty more to come such as a redesign, embeddable game support, extra VR stuff and will continue to improve everything we can (welcoming all suggestions).


Oh and one final change for us admins, is a new detailed analytics dashboard to help us make informed decisions and see the impact they have on our visitor engagement. I've included a secret sneak peak of it above. Thanks for reading! Scott

Report abuse The challenge of Adblock

199 comments by INtense! on Feb 16th, 2015

Since 2002 ModDB and IndieDB have been helping developers promote their craft to our amazing community of gamers. Today we reach 7.7million people who download over a petabyte of content every month. It has been an amazing journey and more than we ever could have imagined, and we aim to stay online forever.

50%
of our visitors use adblock

However a challenge that all web communities face today, for better or worse is a dependence on advertising. Our aim has always been to show as few, as classy and relevant advertising as we can and we continue to fight that battle. But with adblock penetration exceeding 50% this is a challenging task. For large companies like Google this isn't a problem, because they pay adblock to allow their ads by default. But for us we are left in a tricky place.

Adblock or not we still love yoooou and will always welcome all visitors, but if you don't mind seeing ads every now and then, we ask for your support by whitelisting ModDB.com and IndieDB.com.

Support us by subscribing:



If you like the site, we are testing out a subscription system which you can join above. In return you will see no ads for a year, and we offer a warm fuzzy feeling that you are helping us feed the beast (the 15 servers we have pushing out content). We welcome all suggestions so please don't hesitate to share - our aim is to give all game and mod developers a voice free from editors/gatekeepers, as we succeed when we help you succeed. Oh and if you must use adblock, consider giving Fairblocker a try.

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