Hi there community
I’ve been meaning to make a topic on Neocities for a while now. Wasn’t sure if it was too similar of a topic to some other ones out but decided to make it anyway. Now, if you are looking for an alternative to dropbox I would highly recommend neocities.org or using dashingdon.com. I’m not saying that one is better than the other, I’m only saying there is another option. We all like options, right? Getting back on topic; Neocities.
Neocities is free to use. With a free account you will be able to upload a compiled version of your game. Now, I’m assuming you would already know how to compile your game and download it. If not, have a gander here.
Don’t stress if your game gets downloaded as a “file” instead of “html”. It’s an easy fix. Just open the file with your notepad (I use notepad ++) and click on “save as”. Make sure the file type is then saved as “.html” and then upload this .html to your neocities site. To get the web address or game link for your uploaded game: click on your uploaded file, this will open it in a new window, then copy the web address in the address bar.
This is your web address for your game and you can share it with whoever you want to play your game. If you’re using a free account it should look something like “so_and_soos.neocities.org/my_compiled_game.html” (<- not a real link)
When you need to update that .html file just use the same method to upload and save over the existing copy. This will keep your web address/game link the same, as long as the file updated has the same .hmtl file name.
You can opt for a free account or support and use a paid account. It’s up to you. They also provide some coding advice/tutorials for creating your own website. (I thought that was pretty handy).
Anyways, I hope this information is able to help someone who might be looking for another way to upload their compiled game.