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== IndieFAQs ==
 
 
 
Welcome to IndieFAQs! Our goal is to provide a central database of walkthroughs and FAQs for independent games. As it's a wiki, anyone visiting the site is free to add their own guides.
 
Welcome to IndieFAQs! Our goal is to provide a central database of walkthroughs and FAQs for independent games. As it's a wiki, anyone visiting the site is free to add their own guides.
  
* '''What qualifies as an indie game?''': We don't feel it's necessary to be too strict about definitions for the purposes of this site. If you can't find an FAQ on [http://www.gamefaqs.com/ GameFAQs.com], consider it an indie game!
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Looking for help with an indie game? Simply type the name of the game into the searchbar at the side, or find it on the site's [[:Category:All_Games|Master List in the "All Games" category]]. If you can't find a walkthrough for the game you're looking for, you could try asking for help over at the [http://www.distractionware.com/forums/index.php?board=4.0 forums].  
* '''Why create this site?''': Because we figured having a central place to go to find walkthroughs for indie games would be useful. Walkthroughs for difficult indie games can be tricky to find, especially if it's been a while since the release. Having a place to store them means there's no danger of the walkthrough disappearing once the initial activity around the game's died down.
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== Games ==
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Looking for a new game? Try browsing [[Games by Category|games by category]]. Looking for a walkthrough? Simply type the name of the game into the searchbar at the side, or find it on the site's [[:Category:All_Games|Master List in the "All Games" category]].
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If you can't find a walkthrough the game you're looking for, you could try asking for help over at the [http://www.distractionware.com/forums/index.php?board=4.0 forums]. Alternatively, if you manage to find a walkthrough somewhere else, consider coming back to add a link to it yourself for other users!
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There is a [[To_Do_List|To Do list]] on the site which lists a number of games that will likely be added to the wiki in the near future - feel free to suggest additions or priorities! You can also keep track of updates to the site [http://distractionware.com/blog/?cat=19 on the IndieFAQs category on Terry's blog, here].
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'''In general, though''': if you're looking for help with a flash game, try searching the archives at [http://jayisgames.com/ JayIsGames] - they frequently compile walkthroughs for difficult flash games from the comments. If you're looking for help with Interactive Fiction, try searching the [http://webhome.idirect.com/~dswxyz/sol/index.html Key & Compass IF walkthrough] guides, or look for the game on [http://www.wurb.com/if/ Baf's Guide to the Interactive Fiction Archive].
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For more information about the site and help on contributing, see the [[:IndieFAQs:About|about page]].
  
== Contributing ==
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== News ==
  
If you'd like to help, there are quite a few things you can do:
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'''8th July '09''':
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:Ok! So, due to the high volume of spam recently and the low activity of the site, I've disabled user registration completely. Sorry to put such a high barrier to participation. If you'd like to contribute to the site, great! [[:User:Terry|Get in touch]] and I'll happily set up an account for you :)
  
* '''Submit a Walkthrough''': The best thing you can do to help the site is to submit content to it. If you've mastered a game, feel free to add a page for your walkthrough to the wiki. You can find a list of [[:Category:Needs_More_Info|games on the wiki that need walkthrough information here]].
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'''14th September '08''':  
* '''Add a link''': If you know of a walkthrough to an indie game that isn't on the site, it would be a big help to add a link to it on the appropriate game page.
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:Sorry it's been so quiet around here lately. Want to help administrate the site? [[:User:Terry|Get in touch]]!
* '''Add a Game''': Each game needs a portal page listing all the walkthroughs for it, along with a description of the game. If you'd like to see a particular game given a walkthrough you could add the game's page yourself to save someone else the hassle.  To add a game, type its name into the search box and hit go.  You will be prompted to create a page for the game if it doesn't already exist.
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* '''Add a Mirror''': Part of the point of this site is to provide a mirror for all these walkthroughs so that even if the original site goes down, there's still a backup. If you come across a walkthrough that doesn't have a local mirror here, feel free to add one! (Unless the walkthrough asks that you don't do this).
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== Help ==
 
  
New to wikis? You can get some [[Help:Editing|basic editing help]] here.
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Latest revision as of 15:34, 8 July 2009

Welcome to IndieFAQs! Our goal is to provide a central database of walkthroughs and FAQs for independent games. As it's a wiki, anyone visiting the site is free to add their own guides.

Looking for help with an indie game? Simply type the name of the game into the searchbar at the side, or find it on the site's Master List in the "All Games" category. If you can't find a walkthrough for the game you're looking for, you could try asking for help over at the forums.

For more information about the site and help on contributing, see the about page.

[edit] News

8th July '09:

Ok! So, due to the high volume of spam recently and the low activity of the site, I've disabled user registration completely. Sorry to put such a high barrier to participation. If you'd like to contribute to the site, great! Get in touch and I'll happily set up an account for you :)

14th September '08:

Sorry it's been so quiet around here lately. Want to help administrate the site? Get in touch!


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