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Instead of opening yet another store, we've added support for displaying buy links on your profiles - allowing our community to support you. Get a bargain and support our talented developers!

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With our recent giveaways feature landing we promised that more features were on the way and today we're happy to launch our new prices feature across the DBolical Network to help you get the best possible price on your favourite games. Whether you are one of our talented developers who hosts a game profile with us or a reader wanting to get the best possible deal, this feature is for you.

The Rundown

Starting today profiles will display purchase links to online retailers that sell the product. We automatically prioritize the store that offers the best price helping our community find great deals. Developers our system attempts to automatically find stores, but you have complete control over the feature and can add or remove what you want. Here it is in action:

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How does it work?

READERS: We know you probably already shop at Steam or Amazon. So instead of launching yet another store, we link to all of your favorites. Just keep your eye out for the buy box on the right menu in profiles, and start purchasing to support us and the developers. We will always attempt to dig up the cheapest price, helping you save $$ in the process. Everyone wins :) We cannot guarantee the prices are 100% correct all of the time, but we do our best to keep them updated in USD.

DEVELOPERS: Our pricing system is, and has already automatically matched a lot of games on our site to retailers. This will continue to happen everyday, it's quite magical really. But sometimes this process might miss your game or lead to some wrong matches. Don't stress - you also have complete control over what is shown.

There is now a new field at the bottom of the edit page for all games, software and hardware (pictured below). Using this field simply edit your store links and leave the rest to us. We will frequently grab the latest prices for all the stores you listed and display it on your profile for your readers to see. Easy.

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STOREKEEPERS: To make this feature possible we have worked alongside many great retailers, and plan to add more. If you run a digital distribution store selling games, software or hardware and have an API and affiliate system please reach out. We'd be keen to add you to the list! All prices shown on the site are in USD, we plan on extending this to other currencies in the near future.

Supporting our community

We really hope you get some great prices on games through this feature, you can also feel good knowing that any purchase made helps support our community so we can continue to add great features to make our sites the best they possible can be. Get a great price, support the developers, support us - it's a triple win.

Disclaimer

Due to the nature of our system attempting to match our games against store catalog's automatically there is the small possibility that you could encounter a buy link for an incorrect item - if you do notice an incorrect link please contact us and we will fix it promptly. Additionally whilst we will do our best to keep our listed prices as up-to-date and accurate as possible there is always the rare possibility of a discrepancy between a stores price and the advertised price on our site. In the unfortunate event that this does occur DBolical Pty Ltd cannot be held liable for displaying an incorrect/misleading price in the event this occurs.

Inquiries

If you have any inquiries, or perhaps you are a retailer wanting to join our program - please contact us as we'd love to hear from you.

This new feature is also supported on hardware and software profiles as well. There's plenty more to come and we hope this feature serves real purpose for both our readers looking for a bargain on a game, and our developers receiving financial support for their efforts. If you have any questions please feel free to comment below.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Great job @XanT on developing this feature. Awesome for our developers, the community and us.

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

Nice! Many new opportunities for this great website, I like it.

And if you want to win games on this website, you can visit and join the K-J Game Competition on " Moddb.com " and get the opportunity to win many different games directly from Steam.

Continue the good work DBolical, for I intend to be here for many more years to come! ^_^

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

:D thx - we do it for awesome community members like you and our developers

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Invader4000
Invader4000

This will help alot of Indie devs, nice job guys! Can't wait to see more feautures!

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BurezuWolf
BurezuWolf

props to everyone who helped develop this feature!

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

This is a really good idea!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Thanks :D

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XanT Author
XanT

Great to see this feature launched and hope our readers find some great prices whilst our developers get some support! Do let us know if you run into any issues and we will be right on it.

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reliphell
reliphell

great feature :) it will just display the prices on usd ot in a future it will get the price to other currencies on the future ?

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XanT Author
XanT

It's USD for the meantime but we do expect to extend to other currencies in the future absolutely.

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HollywoodUndead0
HollywoodUndead0

A really good Idea!

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Hertzer
Hertzer

GREAT

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joure
joure

Amazing feature guys. Well done !!!

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EngyneCreations
EngyneCreations

Will you support Humble Bundle?

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XanT Author
XanT

We're working on it! We are in discussions now with the Humble Bundle team.

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natweiss
natweiss

bump +1

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Perhaps someone should reach out to Itch.io, they are one of the fastest growing indie gaming stores out there which could massively expand their reach if they show off their indie games on IndieDB.

ASFAIK I couldn't find information on a affiliate program but I think there is somekind of system there to promote games.

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Itch.io
There is also support for Bitcoin:
"Some games on itch.io accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. It is processed via Stripe and converted immediately to USD."

Since Steam implemented this kind of system recently too its really good to see people not having to rely on their centralized govt currency but the downside being that its always a non-refundable payment. Unlike Steam, Itch.io has got 'open revenue sharing' where devs can decide how much of each sale goes towards the platform.

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chris.nz
chris.nz

Thanks for adding this!

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Deandaboss
Deandaboss

alright

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SebastianScaini
SebastianScaini

It would be nice to have support for games sold on itch.io as well.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

I don't believe they have an API and affiliate system but if it is added we will certainly explore the possibility

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briancullen
briancullen

Cheers - nice one!

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Zer0]{elvin
Zer0]{elvin

Awesome, thanks!

I'd like to see itch.io and Indie Game Stand added too :)

Or maybe just generic ones you could fill in with any url?

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Sph!nx

Very good to see this. Excellent work!

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Kyzrati
Kyzrati

This is a great idea. Definitely should add itch.io to the list, and also another option along the lines of "Direct Sale" for those of us who sell from our own website using PayPal and other services.

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x-Fourty7
x-Fourty7

Wow! Now this is something I've been waiting to see, great work guys :).

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TheGreatDuck
TheGreatDuck

Lets hope that any price discrepancies lead to people paying less than they thought they would! :D

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Milanium
Milanium

Desura.com is missing. ;)

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RLV
RLV

Nice.

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Marth8880

My reaction: Youtube.com

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BitGlitch
BitGlitch

Thanks guys, this will really help out a lot indie devs!

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PlanMan
PlanMan

Interesting.

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hakjakgames
hakjakgames

Bloody BRILLIANT! Thanks once again IndieDB for being kick ***!

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DBE
DBE

Thats a great feature! How about Humble Store, or Humble Game Page?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Planned, but they don't have an API yet! Or an affiliate system

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Invader4000
Invader4000

Could this also support Bundle Stars in the future?

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XanT Author
XanT

We have just added GOG support as well :)

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Phoenix1747
Phoenix1747

This is another awesome feature from you guys! Not opening another store but linking to platforms like steam is so much easier and more comfy. Thats why we like you guys :D

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