Type of site
|Alexa rank||12,781 (February 2017).|
|Registration||Optional (required to upload content, comment, follow and join events)|
|Launched||1 March 2011|
indiexpo is a Internet hosting service for only free video games (in Browser games and a downloadable Client (computing) ) with Social media. The initial site launched on March 1, 2011 only in Italy to host Indie game developed using RPG Maker and Game Maker. Now it is translated in over 19 languages.
Development of indiexpo started in 2011 with a first version titled freankexpo.net annunced in the main italian forum about RPG Maker. It included only a public account system, games, uploaded directly by the creators. It was shared only in Italian community of Video game development, expecially about RPG Maker and Game Maker. It was fastly translated also in English during May 2011, in German during September 2011, in French during April 2012 and Spanish during November 2012, directly by the first players and game developers that were using the website. During the 2013 the website was growing up fastly and were uploaded a lot of Indie game developed also using other Game engine, like Unity 3D , Unreal Engine and Construct . The main area of the website was the Game Chart, with all the games order by rating.
In January 2016, the website was totally recoded and titled indiexpo, becoming a game portal with a lot of new features. The site was also completely redesigned. Indiexpo started accepting browser-based HTML5 games for upload in February 2016 and during March 2016, was opened an area about the Events. During September 2016, were added the hashtags to use in the games descriptions or comments, new charts and new games statistics. During the August 2016 started the test about the indiexpo API, allowing games to integrate with the site to create an own online Leaderboard. Inspired by Ready Player One, it started to create Egg Hunting for gamers using the Leaderboard system. During June 2017 was added an "embed features" to embed an browser-based HTML5 games on own blogs or website, with a system like Youtube. In 2017 it was used also by famous game developers that were approccing to the Indie game communities, like Mario Marquardt, one of the authors of Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles. During March 2018 was released the first game in exclusive on indiexpo and was improved the machine learning and algorithms to help break gamers’ preconceived notions and find games that they might not have initially chosen. To do this, it looks at games played, rather than relying on broad genres to make its predictions. It is totally translated in over 19 languages, included Japanese, Russian, Chinese and Korean in 2018 and 2019.
During 2017 was released the Android App titled indiepad to play the games hosted on indiexpo using the smartphone as a gamepad.
- "indiexpo.net Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Amazon.com. Retrieved 17 February 2017.