Ideas and Validation May 24, 2020

I Love Free Games so I Made a Website to Track Them!

Luis Dobreira @luisd

Hey guys, I'm really into gaming and I love free games and giveaways, so I made a platform to track them at https://www.gamerpower.com

I would love to get some feedback and suggestions from my fellow IndieHackers!

Thanks! :)

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    Looks pretty damn good mate! I'll spread the word.

    Still haven't downloaded the Epic Store myself despite all the freebies, and I don't know if I ever will, to be honest.

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      Thanks mate! Oh you missed some cool stuff...

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    Nice site. What did you use for the frontend? Did you use a Wordpress theme?

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      Im just using Bootstrap.

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    Are planning to expose some sort of API? I once had an Android app that displayed such games and sends notifications to the user, so I may use your API if there will be such a possibility.

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      That's actually a cool idea! I put it on my list :)

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      At least for now I created an rss feed at https://www.gamerpower.com/rss/giveaways

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    What would be your monetization model?

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      Advertising

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        Cool, tnx Luis!
        Out of curiosity - are you scraping free games from steam/itch/etc to aggregate your own content or you use an exciting API for that?
        In case of the latter would you mind sharing the source?
        Also I've noticed you have a section - For developers.
        Will you be providing your own API for the gaming content data?

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          I'm using a mix of manual submissions (including by the community) and RSS to track the giveaways, however they are still curated manually just to make sure only the good (and safe) giveaways get featured.

          The developers section will be for the game developers to post their own giveaways directly into the platform.

          I like the API idea, I will look into that, but no promises for now.

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          At least for now I created an rss feed at https://www.gamerpower.com/rss/giveaways

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            Awesome!

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    Well done, Luis! Really nice looking site!

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      Thanks @zeras :)

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    I am working on a free/freemium game. How can I get listed on the site once it is ready?

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      Send me more details at [email protected]

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    Love your landing page man! Straightforward, everything is laid out, and quickly loaded. I'm not much a gamer though, but good luck!

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      Thank you so much :)