A downloadable app for Android
Available for free on F-Droid
The unofficial mobile app for itch.io
Indie gaming is coming to mobile! With Mitch, you can easily install Android games from itch.io and keep them updated. This provides an alternative to the Google Play store for indie game developers and enthusiasts.
- Access high-quality indie games that are not ad-ridden cash grabs!
- Support for offline installation of HTML5 games as well as APK downloads
- Beautiful Material UI adapts to custom color schemes set by game developers
- App is free and open-source (hosted on SourceHut)
- Works on phones without Google Services
- Can block trackers and analytics
- Full functionality of itch.io's mobile website
Code contributions are always appreciated! If you have experience with Android app development, specifically using Kotlin, then take a look at the SourceHut repository and see if you might want to help out.
You can also help with translating this app thanks to Weblate.
"Why did you make this?"
Mitch is actually a rather ambitious project. I want itch.io to be able to compete with Google Play, the same way it competes with Steam on the desktop.
Note that Mitch will probably never be available on Google Play, because their developer agreement does not allow "competitiors" on their store (as of January 3, 2020, see paragraph 4.5)
You might notice that I don't accept donations through itch.io. This is because itch.io requires use of either PayPal or Stripe for payment processing, neither of which work in Ukraine (PayPal has allowed money transfers to Ukrainian citizens since the start of the war, but not business payments such as itch.io)
If you want to support the development of this app in a financial way, you can use Buy Me a Coffee (I personally don't love the name of that service since I don't drink coffee, but it supports Payoneer which works in Ukraine)
|Tags||Instrument, Open Source, sourcecode, Touch-Friendly, User Interface (UI)|
|Code license||GNU General Public License v3.0 (GPL)|
|Average session||A few seconds|
|Languages||Arabic, German, English, Spanish; Castilian, French, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian Moldavian Moldovan, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)|
|Links||Source code, Buy Me a Coffee|
Download the .apk file onto your Android device and open it. This should start the installation process.
Note that you might get a warning preventing you from installing the app, because it comes from an "untrusted" source. This is perfectly normal, this happens with any app that doesn't come from the "official" source (e.g. Google Play).
Your device should have an option to temporarily disable that warning, you have to do that if you want to install Mitch.
- v2.1.0 release + financial support36 days ago
- v2.0.0 releaseJun 14, 2022
- v1.4.7 - Ukraine and Trans RightsMar 10, 2022
- Development of Mitch halted due to situation in UkraineFeb 24, 2022
- v1.4.6 releaseSep 13, 2021
- v1.4.5 release - now also on F-DroidSep 01, 2021
- v1.4.4 release (also the app is free now)Aug 19, 2021
- v1.4.3 releaseJul 30, 2021