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|What is the URL for your instance?||A brief description of your instance||Who is your community for?||What is your policy on self promotion?||How "On-Topic" are your users expected to be?||Any other comments?|
|https://gamedev.lgbt||Instance for Queer Game Developers / Game Industry adjacent folks.|
We have a strong focus on providing a safe space for queer /LGBQIA+ folks in the Games Industry.
|Queer Game Developers / Game Industry adjacent folks||Allowed, as long as it isn’t spam||1|
|https://GamingInThe.Cloud||A small community of cloud gaming enthusiasts and streamers. Many members have a strong interest in GFN, XCloud, Stadia (while it existed) and beyond.||Anyone interested in or associated with cloud gaming and wants to join a mature, respectful but fun loving group. Gamers, Streamers, Tech Enthusiasts and Devs are all welcome.||It is permitted (but don't be spammy).||1|
|https://indiepocalypse.social||Inspired by itch.io - a place for independent creators of all sorts. If you create and publish independent art, comics, music, table top games, video games or the written word, you're welcome here.||Indie creatives, collectives (loose 'brands'), enthusiasts||Allowed and encouraged, but no spam & direct messages to advertise are not allowed.||1||No NFTs, no crypto, no blockchain. Active moderation & compliance with the Mastodon Server Covenant.|
|https://mastodon.gamedev.place/||A community of game developers & game industry adjacent people||Game developers & folks related to that||Ok if not too spammy||2|
|https://mastodon.indiegames.online||This instance is offered as an easy on-ramp to Mastodon for indie game projects, studios, or content creators, who are looking to get started with Mastodon or the Fediverse in general.||Indie game projects, studios, developers, streamers, reviewers, or other accounts with a primary focus on indie games, or the gaming industry.||Allowed and encouraged. Spammy behaviour, paid advertising, or direct marketing not allowed.||5||Primarily offered as an easier alternative to self hosting your project or studio. This is not a "community" instance in the sense that there are no general/personal accounts on the Local timeline.|
|https://peoplemaking.games||We're building a community of folks who celebrate the craft of creating interactive experiences, whether they're working in games or around them! This is a space for games folks and creatives to call home, to talk about anything and everything, to share together, learn together, and connect in meaningful ways.||Game Makers of all disciplines and all levels of experience, Games Media, the wider "industry" of games focused content creation, and games appreciators||Don't spam, but self promotion is a critical part of being a creator!||1||Responsive moderation team and staggered growth, full compliance with the Mastodon Server Covenant|
|https://silversword.online||We are a general English-speaking instance for gamers||This instance is for gamers. People who enjoy playing video games. People who love to talk about their experiences playing video games.||Allowed||3||The main topic is playing video games and the local timeline is expected to be filled with that. However anyone is allowed to express themselves however they like as long as it isn’t real-life politics.|
|https://sunny.garden||sunny.garden is aimed at creating a friendly and relaxed place for makers and creators in any field.||Visual arts, music, game development, fiber arts, writers, woodworkers, gardeners, etc. of any skill level. Also welcome is anyone that wants a friendly, relaxed place to appreciate any or all of these things.||Self promotion is allowed, however accounts are expected to behave as a person, and not a brand or storefront.||2||Strongly moderated against harassment, discrimination, and general antagonistic behaviour.|
|https://tabletop.vip||Tabletop gaming and general geek/nerd culture||Designers, players, podcasters, streamers, etc.||Allowed and encouraged for creators within reasonable limits. Posting your promo link every hour for a week, for instance, would be beyond the pale.||3||Hoping to be a welcoming place for folks that are fans of tabletop gaming in some form or another to hang out and chill with each other. While the general vibe is directed toward gaming and we do want folks to find useful engagement with others on that front, we also want folks to be able to express interest in other aspects of their life that they may geek out about from anime, to the MCU, to running, to coffee, etc.|
|https://toot.garden||Toot.Garden is a Mastodon server that is meant for the casual gamers, artists, and those with creative minds. Many casual games such as Celeste, Stardew Valley, Minecraft, and more- promote creativity, and oftentimes like minds attract each other. Whether you are an artist, computer programmer, game designer, or anything else, you should feel at home here. This should be your place to grow, connect, and share! That's the goal anyway!||Casual gamers, game devs, artists, the creative folk. Anyone who falls into those categories, or is interested in those categories is welcome in!||Advertising a product, as in- a MLM or similar, is not allowed. However, posts such as "hey I made this cool game!" or "I made xyz, here is my itch.io" is 100% fine and encouraged even.||2||I keep the instance moderation public, and it can be seen on the about page, along with the rules. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or dm me at @email@example.com for any other info!|