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Vimeowned

Add Comment! By Jeffrey Rosen on January 15th, 2009

We have been using Vimeo for a while to host David's design tours. Sadly, yesterday, Vimeo notified us that the design tours must be removed. Vimeo has a strict no video games policy, with the sole exception of video games you are developing yourself. Unfortunately, since David's design tours feature other indie games, they are not welcome on Vimeo. The ironic thing is that many of the games we featured actually use Vimeo themselves. I can't say I understand their business model, especially given that we are a paying customer, but it's their service.

The result is that we have migrated all of our videos onto YouTube. Check out the new Wolfire YouTube channel! Be sure to click the subscribe button to be notified of new Wolfire videos.

Wolfire on YouTube

Furthermore, in light of getting kicked off of Vimeo, we contacted GameTrailers, who happily agreed to host our videos! Please track us on GameTrailers! We are really excited because GameTrailers has a much larger audience than Vimeo. In a single day on GT, more people watched our OG videos than cumulatively on Vimeo.

Finally, we are working something out with GameTrailers so that David can have a regular spot for his indie design tours. If this works out, then this will be huge, not only for us, but for all the indie games we cover, since it will be going out to a more mainstream audience, beyond the indie blogs (thanks, as always, Offworld, TIGSource, and IndieGames Blog!).

Still, getting the boot is a pain in the ass and I highly recommend other indie developers migrate off of Vimeo. Here is a word from the whaleman:

Vimeowned

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