The Top MobyGames Contributor of 2009 is, for the first time, joyvalley
from Germany. It is the first time since 2005 that the Top Year Contributor is not Sciere
. Joyvalley is the second German contributor to have won this title (after Xoleras in 2004).
He also established a record for most points scored in one year
, with 32,258 points
2009 also saw several dramatic changes on the Top 50 All-Time Contributors ladder, including the veteran Unicorn Lynx
becoming the second All-Time contributor, reaching the 70,000 points mark.
Unfortunately, the year 2009 also saw some regress. 8 Contributors have scored 10,000 points or more during this year - as opposed to 11 in 2008. The Nr. 50 contributor scored "only" 1937 points in 2009, compared to 1952 points in the previous year.
Generally, more changes were made to the site than during the preceding year, but none as important as adding the Browser platform in 2008. The new search engine is one of the most notable additions of 2009. However, it is still in testing stage, with bugs that haven't yet been fixed.
Hopefully the year 2010 will see increase in contributions, and, most importantly, addition of new platforms, that have been "waiting in the queue" for a very long time (such as Sharp X68000 and FM Towns).