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Itch Desktop Client

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Itch Desktop Client

  -  15.5 MB  -  Open Source
  • Latest Version

    Itch 25.5.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

  • User Rating

    Click to vote
  • Author / Product

    Itch corp / External Link

  • Filename

    itchSetup.exe

Itch Desktop Client is the best way to download and play indie games! Lets you effortlessly download and run games and software from itch.io. All of your downloads are kept in a single place and are automatically updated. Access your collections and purchases, or browse for new games via the in-app browser. Download Itch Desktop Client today!

Features and Highlights

Browse games like the creator intended
On itch.io creators control how their project pages look. The built-in browser lets you download and install games while exploring the unique page designs of creators.

Always updated
"Not only will the games you've installed automatically update, but the app itself will also automatically transform as we launch new functionality and features." Games using new command-line tools will generate delta patches, ensuring that you only download what's changed when new games come out.

Browser games offline
You can sync any browser-based games right into the app, letting you play them offline whenever you want. Once you're back online you'll be able to grab any updates if necessary.

Join the community
"Learn more about the development of the app in the community. Share feature requests and general feedback with other members of itch.io. If you're a programmer then you'll be glad to hear that the entire project is open-source on GitHub, we look forward to your pull requests."

Also Available: Download Itch Desktop Client for Mac

  • Itch 25.5.1 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

Itch 25.5.1
- Update to Electron 10.4.5
- Update various dependencies
- App is now signed with itch corp. certificate. (Also updated butler and itch-setup)
- Add physical games as a common filter option


Itch 25.4.1
- Upgrade to Electron 10.0.0
- Upgrade to Chromium 85.0.4183.84
- Security and performance fixes
- Show upload platform icons in "Plan install"
- No new features


Itch 25.4.0
- Any software license agreement (~EULA) contained in a .dmg file will now be extracted and shown on launch until it is accepted. Cancelling the launch does not accept the license. So you can accept it or uninstall the software. (This was tested with Game Dev Tycoon and Aseprite).
- A lot more operations are now logged in the application log file (appdata/logs/itch.txt). This should hopefully help pinpoint issues with third-party Antivirus software and API access issues.
- A bug where if an Antivirus prevented installing dependencies (like butler and itch-setup), the app would stay stuck in "Finishing installation..." forever has been fixed. It now detects and reports the error.
- Logs for the whole setup phase are now collected in memory and can be sent via the feedback form.
- Various additional places let you send feedback with logs / error details attached
- Communication with butler has been switched from HTTP to TCP, among with other changes, which fixes a bug where when the itch app updated butler and switched over to the new version, the old version would keep running, and there were two download drivers. As a result, the Downloads window could appear stuck, and operations were done twice behind the scenes.


Itch 25.3.0
- Adds the ability to add an install location while queuing a game for install


Itch 25.2.0
- Some minor UI fixes (like using a white browser background, or changing search's loading indicator to our new intedeterminate progress indicator)
- Speeds up initial setup (it was waiting for a timeout unnecessarily even when a dependency was clearl missing)
- Allows adding an install location directly from the location selector in the "Plan install" dialog
- In this release cycle, butler fixes also include:
- Game update fixes: games with external uploads didn't have their updates queued properly
- sandbox fixes: the itch.io sandbox was broken when it had never been used before on a computer. It now sets itself up correctly from scratch.
- AppImages are no longer extracted, they're installed "naked" on disk, and are launched correctly
- .jar files are launched with the installed JRE, if any. If the user is lacking a JRE, it shows a message saying we need it.
- Automatic prerequisites for Windows now correctly ignore DLLs which are shipped with the game (vendored) and DLLs which are included in all Windows versions (built-ins).
- For developers: doing butler push Foobar.app now results in a .zip archive that contains the .app, as opposed to a zip archive that contains the contents of the app bundle. That fixes the most common path for macOS build uploads.


Itch 25.1.0
- Bugfix release. The only change is that it specifies a valid version range for one of its dependencies (itch-setup), so that it doesn't stop working even if we release a newer version.


Itch 25.0.0
- Itch version 25 is a complete rewrite of the itch.io app
- It's smaller, faster, more reliable, and easier to use

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