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Fangame Marathon!

Hey guys! The Fangame Marathon starts this weekend on Friday, June 5th at 12:00PM EDT (GMT-4)! I hope you're as hyped as I am!

The Fangame Marathon (FGM for short) is a community event being hosted by The Wannabes for their two year anniversary as a Twitch team! We've got 35 fangame speedruns lined up back-to-back all weekend, and there's all types of fangames, from I Wanna Be Genki with You to I Wanna Kill the Kamilia 3, and even I Wanna be the My Heart Goes On, so you're sure to find something you like! We've even got a few races prepared for you guys, and from watching their practice streams, I'd say it's anyone's guess who will win! A complete schedule of the marathon can be found here, and it even adjusts to your timezone.

Be sure to come by and cheer for your favorite runners and games! If you don't wanna miss a thing, you can follow the channel now! We'll be streaming the whole marathon from the FangameMarathon channel on Twitch. If you want more details, or want to send all complaints to tehjman1993, visit the FGM forum post!

See you there!

-Klazen108, on Jun 2, 2015

An Update Regarding Reviews

Hello Del-Fruiters!

We want to clarify a few things here on the site as part of our ongoing commitment to bring you the best we have to offer:

We are still growing!

Yes, every day more and more accounts are created. This probably means that more new accounts and new people are contributing to our site! That's fantastic! With more reviews per game, it gives a better "community average", so to speak. A game with only 2 reviews is not as well-reviewed as a game that has 15 or more! In a nutshell, more reviews mean more accuracy of both rating and difficulty. If you have any concerns over some extreme rating/difficulty reviews skewing results of some of your favorite games, get some of your friends to help contribute to reviewing!

We are a respectful community

There have been multiple reports of hurtful speech in some of the reviews. As stated in the ToS, these will not be tolerated and will be removed. We also reserve the right to ban any account that we feel has posted too many personal attacks.
To clarify: We are not saying you cannot rate a game poorly. If you think a background is garbage or the boss has awful RNG, let us know! But to attack the creator, or anyone who supports the game, is a big no-no that we are not accepting of. Please focus your review on the game, and the game only. Thanks!

Everyone can make reviews, on anything

There has also been some concern over creators rating their own games. This is a bit of a sticky topic to talk about. On one hand, creators can be extremely biased and give extreme reviews on their own games. On the other hand, creators can also be extremely critical of their game and review their game harshly. Of course, we would prefer the latter instance. However, from time to time a creator will intentionally boost their own game's score in an attempt to make it look better. In the long run, this means nothing. 1 review is heavily outweighed by 3 or more, so attempting to put your game higher in the ratings may result in even harsher backlash from the community. In short, we feel this is a problem that works itself out without the need for intervention.
To our reviewers that are not the creator: Anyone is allowed to review anything on this site. Period. Creators are allowed to rate their own games if they choose to do so. You are free to disagree with this/their opinion/their livelihood, but everyone is given the same opportunities on this site. If you don't rate your own games out of preference, that's great! If you do rate your own games, that's just swell too! Once again, if you do not agree with creators rating their own games, do NOT call them out in the review section. This is extremely immature and makes our review portion look like a YouTube comment section. If you feel the need to act, just report the review and our admins will take a look for you.

Thanks again, and keep up the great reviews! If you'd like to discuss you thoughts on our policy please direct it all to Our announcement post on the Wannabe Forums.

-Klazen108, on May 4, 2015

Speedrun Leaderboards!

The greay guys over at Speedrun.com have agreed to create a series for IWBTG fangames, so now all your fangame speedrun times are being collected there! If you have a time you'd like to submit for a game, or a game that isn't on the list yet, head over there and add it. We're displaying a link to the leaderboards on every fangame on that has an entry on speedrun.com, so now people that visit the game pages can easily find speedrun times. We hope you enjoy the new functionality!

Special thanks to Jumpyluff and Tehjman1993 for working to add games and speedrun times, and to Pac of Speedrun.com for setting us up with such a great system!

-Klazen108, on Mar 25, 2015

Private Messages!

Hey Everyone! Today we have a small update just to let you know we've added Private Messaging to the site! This system will be utilized by administrators, to let you know if there's a problem with some content you've posted, if we have any questions, etc. It will also be available to you to use to message each other! You can find a "PM this user" link on everyone's profiles, or you can enter the username directly from the send message page as well.

Not a lot of content for this release, but we've got our sights set on badges next! Just giving you a heads up towards the new functionality. Thanks for continuing to use the site, the progress we've made is amazing!

-Klazen108, on Mar 13, 2015

New Tag System!

Hello Del-Fruitettes!

We have a H O T update for you all that will make your game sorting and reviewing a tiny bit easier! Have you ever thought "Shucks, I like this game but I'm sick of telling people's its avoidance over and over"? Well now you're in luck! With the new T.A.G. (Titles About Games) system, you can simply put a label on the game as part of your review!

Here's how it works:
-You review a game with your normal text-based review, rating, and difficulty. Now, on this same review, you can add T.A.G.s onto your review that will help users search this game up, as well as give them an idea about the game they're looking at!
-Once a game has been T.A.G.'d, it will appear under a total list of T.A.G.s for that game. Each T.A.G. is tallied up with a number in parentheses next to it. More popular T.A.G.s will be shown first, while less popular ones are shown last.
-Games can be searched through this T.A.G. system. For example - searching 'avoidance' will (hopefully) bring up a long list of avoidance games, or games that have an avoidance in them.

...and that's it! We've provided a list here to help you get started when you T.A.G. a game! You do NOT have to pick from this list, rather, it is more of a 'recommended starter pack' of T.A.G.s! (DLC not included)


  • Adventure

  • Needle

  • Avoidance

  • Trap

  • Gimmick

  • Medley

  • Boss

  • Secrets

  • 100_Floor

  • Miku

  • Engine



We ask that there be no troll and/or offensive T.A.G.s when reviewing games. These titles include "Troll", "Bad", "AIDS", etc. We encourage users to report any review that uses negative T.A.G.s to review a game so that an admin can remove the review. Excessive use of negative T.A.G.s may result in account suspension and/or death by toucans.

Enjoy!

-Klazen108, on Feb 26, 2015