Distributing a Sphere game

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Made a game? Want to release it and make other people enjoy your game? There's several ways to do it!

Packaging your game

Just release it as-is

This one is easy, but people who don't have Sphere would need to get Sphere in order to play your game.

  • Browse to your game directory (in sphere/games/MyGameName).
  • Zip/archive your game's folder.
  • Release the zip on Spherical.

People who have Sphere can just launch copy the game into their games/ folder and open it with the startup game, or they can open the game.sgm straight with the engine/editor.

Include (the Windows version of) Sphere

<Instructions coming soon>

Release it as an SPK game package

An SPK is a packaged version of a Sphere game, in an alternative format that's a bit more tricky to extract the game out of. It allows you to distribute the game as a single file, though it's not used often as current Sphere has some issues dealing with SPK files.

<Instructions coming soon>

Uploading your game

  • If the game is small (< 128 KB), you can upload it straight on the forums.
  • You can also upload your game on the Spherical Downloads Drive.