Howdy! I'm thepaperpilot, and for the past few months I've been working on something I think the internet doesn’t have enough of right now—a comfy, human-first social media space without ads or corporate interference.
Incremental Social combines Reddit, Twitter, Discord, and even Github through a collection of open source applications all customized and connected under one banner.
The goal of this website is to contribute to a "cozier" web, filled with smaller, more customized websites away from the hands of advertisers and corporations hunting for profit. The idea is to help people find a community they most fit in with, where they approve of the moderation practices, the people, and the discussions. For me, and possibly you, that was always going to be a community centered around incremental games. So this is intended to include anything a member of the incremental games community might want—be they a player, a developer, or both!
I host communities like this for fun, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, my favorite communities are neither monetized nor toxic. Running communities like these is a passion of mine, so I can run this website without ads or charging for features, indefinitely. As for toxicity, I’ve teamed up with /u/CardboardEmpress (
@cardboardempress), a previous moderator on /r/incremental_games who shares my goals towards moderation, to co-admin Incremental Social. We’ve both been participating and moderating within the incremental games community for many many years, and understand this community well. That’s why I can promise you Incremental Social will feel great to participate in.
I believe in cultivating a positive and affirming community where developers feel safe and welcome to share what they’ve been working on—ultimately leading to more games for players to enjoy. This will be a tight-knit community, one where you recognize your neighbors, even if you’re just lurking.
Beyond this, Incremental Social isn’t just a singular platform. By virtue of being Federated, you can still get the full benefits of joining multiple communities like you would on Reddit, Discord, etc. Once you sign up, you can chat, make threads, and otherwise participate within not only the incremental games community, but other threads, posts, and people across thousands of other communities, covering subjects like technology, memes, and even George Takei.
If you're already familiar with the Fediverse and would rather join us from your existing account, you can do so by searching
firstname.lastname@example.org on lemmy/kbin/mastodon or joining the chat at #hub:incremental.social!
I hope to see you on Incremental Social! In fact, once you do, go ahead and reach out to me. Ask me questions about the site, let me know what you think, and I might know a few people who you’d get along with. Thanks for reading this whole post. I’m really looking forward to spending less and less of my time on reddit and discord and spending it here instead. I’ve also still got some incremental games cooking in the background, and y’all will be the first to see them!
TL;DR: Incremental Social is a new community for incremental game enthusiasts combining features from Reddit, Twitter, Discord, and Github. CardboardEmpress and I, two long-standing community members and moderators, are dedicated to cultivating a cozy, positive, and tight-knit community. Give it a try here and let me know what you think!