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 ;))
Oh, and we added the Pokitto too! Go us!
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!
- 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!
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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.
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...
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!
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.
- 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...
Please congratulate and thank him for his 15 amazing years of service to game history on MobyGames.