Sunday, January 31, 2016

Early February Update

Some small changes here in early February. Users that don't have a user profile icon set will now show a more pleasant user icon shown on the Leaderboards, Games, and Profile pages.

Searching has also been improved. You can now specify multiple query parameters such as a specific genre and platform. You can also now search by keyword.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

New Settings Page

You can now access a settings page at

This page allows you to add a profile image, change your password, and change email preferences.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Points System Added!

The user points system is now live! You can earn points by

  • Adding games
  • Adding game progress
  • Liking games
  • Roasting games
Roasts will now display your ranking next to your username and you can see how you stack up against other users on your profile page. More information about ranking and levels can be found on the About page:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Now Available: Edit Posts

One of the most requested features is now live on the site!

You can now edit game posts by clicking the Edit Game button on your profile page.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Progress Update - Mid January

In the past week, the site has completely blown up! After a successful post on Reddit's /r/gamedev, traffic has soared.

One of my initial concerns was that users would not like the requirement of adding comments to other games before posting their own. This turned out not to be a problem. Currently there are 100 comments, making a average of ~2 comments per game. Some users event have up to 10 comments!

- Added leaderboards (can be found here) to recognize well performing games and users. (Though there appears to be a bug with it right now).
- Increased the number of description lines on the home page to 2. This was a highly requested feature by users on the Reddit thread.
- Many visual changes, especially related to Safari, Firefox, and mobile browsers.

Upcoming Features:
- Public profiles should be finished by tomorrow. Users will be able to click on another user's profile to view their games, comments, and likes. Update: this is finished. You can now view any other user's public profile by clicking on their username anywhere on the site.
- User preferences, including ability to change passwords.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Progress Update - Early January

There's still lots of work to be done on Roast My Game. So far, users seem excited with the idea of the website.

Here are the next items I'd like to work roughly in order of importance.

  • Require users to post feedback on 2 other games before adding their own game (thanks to /u/Va11ar for the idea). Update: this feature is completed. Users are now required to make atleast one comment on a game before adding their own game.
  • Be able to browse all games on one page (thanks to /u/ahmadmanga for the idea). Update: this feature is completed and can be viewed on All Games Page
  • Be able to upload game files directly to the site
  • Be able to play Unity and HTML5 game on Roast My Game
  • Public profile pages where other users can see your games, comments, likes.
  • Be able to edit games and versions
  • Nginx caching for unauthenticated users

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Roast My Game is Live In Beta

Roast My Game is now available at

The site allows game developers to gain feedback on games they are working on and get inspiration from other game devs working towards the same goal.

As of now, only the minimum required features have been implemented.

Features working:
  • Posting games
  • Posting progress
  • Liking games
  • Leaving feedback (roasting) games

Highest priority next features:
  • User preferences
  • Game devs receive emails when their games are roasted
The site is available to signup for anyone here:
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Maira Gall