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Following my previous post, I just think the main directory itself should have genre categories that way games are easier to find. You should be able to search for just RPG games or just Fantasy games. People who would determine the genres of games would be the developers. Like there are communities, but I feel it would be better to have official game categories just like IRL and Creative do. I mean, why categorize creative and IRL and not the games themeselves? There are millions or games and being able to filter or search for specific genres would improve discoverability and searchability.
I think the best idea would be to have a main Indie Game Directory and have every individual indie game directory (as in the directories like Darkest Dungeon) as like subcategories or something that way, you have the main category and then people can search in there for a specific game. Kind of likehow Creative and IRL function. Communities are great, but one there are too many indie communities because everyone makes their own category; two, they don’t separate per game so it’s still harder to find what you want as you can’t search for a game within a community; and three, communities don’t get as much exposure as Game Directories do. Communities are good for things like “Positivity” and “LGBTQA” and things like that, but are not good for part promoting game communities.