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June 2017 - January 2017 - January 2016 - January 2015 - January 2014 - January 2013 - January 2012 - January 2011 - January 2010 - January 2009
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An explanation: each coloured shape in the graph represents a platform. The horizontal axis is time. The vertical axis represents the number of games released. So the height of a shape on a given point in time indicates the number of games released for that platform that year. The total height of the graph on a given point in time shows the total releases that year.
[All data taken from MobyGames. Of course, the graph is only as complete as our database is - meaning we currently undercount some new digital game platforms like PC/Mac, digital console, and iOS/Android since we don't 'scrape' those databases automatically - and the dropoff in 2015 and 2016 is because we're still entering newer games into the database. Come help us if you can!]
"It's been a while since I hit you fine folks with a round of my little game, but I hope that it takes you a few more minutes to guess the game-related source of all these letters than it did last time"
The existing forum thread has some correct guesses but there's still quite a few missing letters!
We've added over 15,000 games this year - likely an all-time record - and are doing a good job of keeping up on console digital releases, as well as filling in the blanks with Game & Watch handhelds, mainframe games and more.
Our goals for 2018? Keep up the good work, keep giving researchers and non-profits access to our API, and try to get some neater visualizations of our data live as we keep working on a revamped website. Happy Xmas!
So here's the alternative question - what's the best game that you played during 2017, whether old or new, and why? (And a happy upcoming holidays to you all!)
Here's more information about it and how to access it, if you're interested. (And we do have a commercial license if you need to use it that way too!)
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Tip Of The DayTo see the total number of games in the database, click the word "Database Stats" in the left frame on the main page. The resulting screen will have the number of games next to the word "Games". more tips
2500 Wii Games (39%)
We need 39 more Wii games documented to complete this goal!
Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore ConspiracyClones of popular video games are usually hit and miss. Wolfenstein had them. Doom had them. Grand Theft Auto had them. Pokemon, Mario, you name it. Any popular game that comes to mind was cloned in some form. Ratchet and Clank? Great games. Ruff Trigger's a clone.
Ruff Trigger focuses on the titular canine bounty hunter in a attempt to return lost dog alien critters, the Piglots. But something, predictably, isn't right, hence the title "The Vanocore Conspiracy". Ruff Trigger's a platformer with shooting and combat elements, much like Ratchet and Clank and the later Jak games.
You have a variety of weapons at your disposal, ranging from shotguns to rocket launchers to machine guns, albeit in the cheeky sci fi sense. You can also turn into a werewolf and reach across platforms and areas that are inaccesable, and ride a motorcycle.
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