This is a CLI app for building and publishing games and tools built using Electron to itch.io. It aims to handle everything from packaging your Electron app into distributables, to publishing it on itch.io. It wraps other tools into a single unified interface, with sensible defaults and simple commands that can easily be called manually or added as
Bug reports, feature requests, and pull requests are welcome!
Install into a project using
$ npm install --save-dev itchy-electron
$ npm install -g itchy-electron
Publishing also relies on
butler, which needs to be manually installed.
Once installed, Itch Electron is used through the CLI tool
Refer to the help for an up to date command reference:
$ itchy help
Itchy Electron uses configuration files over command line arguments. To configure it, either add an object to your
.itchyelectron.json (whatever takes your preference).
The only "required" options are
electronVersion (which is inherited from the
package.json if possible - see below for more details) and
package.json configuration looks like this:
The app source directory. Defaults to the current directory.
The release version of the application. Maps to the
ProductVersion metadata property on Windows, and
CFBundleShortVersionString on OS X. Defaults to the
version from the
The directory to save builds into. Defaults to
The build version of the application. Maps to the
FileVersion metadata property on Windows, and
CFBundleVersion on OS X. Defaults to
The version of Electron to build against. If omitted, the pinned version in the
package.json dependencies will be used. If there is no locally pinned version number, the build will fail.
Accepted packages are:
An object of key value pairs of target to project, used for publishing.
The application name. If omitted,
name from the
package.json will be used instead. If no name is present, it will default to
It is suggested that you structure your app in the following way, so as to minimize the overheads caused by packaging the
project/app/The entire app source is contained within here.package.jsonA minimal package.json containing a reference to theapp entry point in "main" along with the runtimedependencies in "dependencies". Other values are optional.build/dist/package.jsonA more complete package.json with the development dependenciesand other values. This is where the "itchyElectron"configuration belongs, if using the package.json option.
./app in this case will enable building packages with only the runtime dependencies. It also has the bonus effect of excluding the various configuration files often found in a project's root.