New platforms: Galaksija and Amazon Alexa
In the past few days a couple more platforms have been added, so a brief introduction is in order...



Galaksija (left) was a do-it-yourself (DIY) computer made in ex-Yugoslavia in 1983. It used monochromatic monitor and text-mode graphics (two year later Galaksija Plus introduced hi-res mode with polygon graphics). How to assemble the computer was done in a magazine so everyone's computer looked a bit different. You wanted a joystick to play games? Take a soldering iron and build yourself one. That was the principle for upgrades. Here's a brief showcase of how the games looked on original Galaxy computer.

Amazon Alexa (right) has great many skills. Many of those skills are categorized as games and it was only a matter of time until it found itself on MobyGames. While many skills are entertaining, not all are actual games. Skill groups help determine that a bit, but best way is always to try it out, seeing how they're all free. What does Alexa game "look" like? Well, a word speaks 1000 of pictures ;))
Submitted by MAT (185132) on Jul 20, 20183 comments
LOTS of new (old) platforms added to MobyGames!
Largely because Vedder is adding a mountain of old games in his attempt to document early titles better (look at 1976's much-augmented list, for example) Kabushi has added all of the below game platforms recently: PCs: Altair 8800, HP 9800, Intel 8008, Intel 8080, KIM-1, Microtan 65, SWTPC 6800, Tektronix 4050, Zilog Z80; Consoles: Bubble, Interton Video 2000, Tele-Spiel ES-2201, Telstar Arcade. And Vedder has added more since then which he can mention in the comments to this news story if he wants, haha.

Oh, and we added the Pokitto too! Go us!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on Jul 15, 20185 comments
New MobyGoal (& apologies for downtime!)
Thanks to everyone for bearing with us through some site downtime a couple of days ago. Our (slightly old site) had its 'task manager' malfunction, so it required some complex surgery from Reed & special guest helper Brian H! Seems to be working now, but feel free to post or PM if you see anything amiss.

Secondly, we took advantage of the editing to add a new stretch MobyGoal - 7,000 iPhone games. Yep, we know they're not such a popular area to add for contributors, but there are a lot of smartphone games played by millions and not yet documented, so we thought we'd ask nicely!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on Jun 22, 20181 comments
Some more great MobyGames users (& their milestones!)
Following up from the last post about this, and noting some of the congratulations mentioned in the news comments, wanted to point out:

- Rainer S, who does an amazing job of adding cover art for German titles in particular, is now over 100k MobyPoints, one of a select few (less than 15!) to ever do that.

- The incredibly methodical Piltdown Man is now over the 150k points mark - thanks to him for adding a lot of obscure PC shareware games of recent.

Thanks to these two, and please post other user milestones in the comments as you see them!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on May 27, 201813 comments
REMINDER: come hang on the MobyGames Discord!
Just a brief reminder that the MobyGames Discord server is open to all past, current & future Moby contributors.

It's a real-time chat service where various regulars talk about MobyGames contributions, game collecting, and other random fun facts. See you there!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on May 19, 20180 comments
Shout-out: FAM's excellent game cover additions!
We wanted to give a shout-out to one of our newest contributors, FAM, who has been adding all kinds of rare game packaging art since he started contributing in February.

For example, he's adding nicely scanned original covers for rare PC Engine CD games, as well as weird Amstrad CPC games & lots more besides. Look through his full contributions to date here.

Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on May 05, 201810 comments
Help needed: new polls & featured games.
We recently mentioned the 'featured games' part of the MobyGames homepage, so a quick plea - we're a bit short on both featured games and (to a lesser extent, but still!) new polls, so if you have a chance, please submit some. Thanks!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on Apr 29, 201810 comments
Lots of MobyGames user milestones!
Since I asked in one of our forums, here's a WHOLE bunch of neat recent milestones in terms of points from our users. We have Foxhack making it to 20,000 MobyPoints, for example! And also Kam1Kaz3NL77 just recently reached 75,000 points.

Oh, and Piltdown Man is perilously close to 150,000 points, so thank him in the near future when he makes it! There's lots more, of course, so we'll be back to thank them in the near future...
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on Apr 15, 20188 comments
Contributor highlight: Kabushi's early cellphone images.
Although we've been adding a larger quantity of modern games, there's still plenty of work being done with older systems and formats.

As always, veteran contributor Kabushi is doing a lot of rare documentation in a low-profile manner, and he's been adding a bunch of promo images for early (2001) Ludigames/Gameloft title Lock 'Em Up, for example.

And overall, the overall list of games that he's added shows lots of concentration on rare & overlooked formats and titles - which is amazing. Keep it up, Sir!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on Apr 08, 20186 comments
Check out our Featured Games archive!
MobyGames has included 'featured games' - with why they're interesting - on the front page for almost two decades now (!). So just wanted to highlight the full archive, including such recently showcased gems as BMX XXX, Nuclear War, and Henry The Hedgehog's Big Adventure.

You can add featured game write-ups via this page - thanks to Tony Denis, Katie Cadet, Flapco, Harmony, Plokite Wolf, Kennyannydenny, and Virgil for some of the recent submissions - we still need more, so go ahead and submit if you can.
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on Mar 24, 20180 comments
New MobyGoal; two new contributor milestones!
A brief update with three things to mention here:

- We have a new MobyGoal: we're looking for 280 more iOS games, which would get us to 5,250 in total. That's a small fraction of the amount available, obviously, but we're just trying to pick out highlights. Help us out if you can!

- Congrats to Charly2.0 for making it to 100,000 MobyGames points, many of them on cover art, which he's been a MAJOR contributor to in recent years, hurray.

- In addition, looks like Kennyannydenny also hit a key milestone, of 50,000 MobyGames points, thanks to his work documenting DLC for modern-day platforms (and quite a few standalone games too!) Great work here also...
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on Mar 04, 201812 comments
Sciere = 500,000 MobyGames points?!
It might seem outrageous, but it's true - Sciere, the top all-time MobyGames contributor, has reached a milestone that no other user on the website ever has - 500,000 MobyPoints!

Please congratulate and thank him for his 15 amazing years of service to game history on MobyGames.
Submitted by Simon Carless (1808) on Feb 12, 201824 comments