Genre Dominance
Using the MobyGames API I generated the following graph depicting the dominance of various main genres throughout history as a percentage of games from that year.


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Compilations/DLC/Special Editions were filtered out for this data.

The pre 1971 era is a bit hectic due to a low number of games released there. But it's cool to see the shift from mostly strategy and simulation to the dominance of action games with the advent of the Arcade and home computers.

The puzzle genre might be under-represented due to a recent addition of that as its own genre instead of a sub-genre for strategy/tactics.

I wonder what percentage of that huge sports-bubble in the 70s is Pong clones?
Submitted by vedder (25162) on Jul 26, 20174 comments
Congrats: Kennyannydenny, Kam1Kaz3NL77 on MobyPoint wins!
Just a quick note with a couple of MobyGames contributors who have been doing GREAT work with modern platforms, and just hit new milestones.

Specifically, Kennyannydenny is now at 30,000 total points since he started helping in 2014, thanks to major additions of 10,000 promo images, almost 900 related sites & 640+ games. Congrats!

Secondly, Kam1Kaz3NL77 has now reached 40,000 points, thanks to a record that includes 8,600 pieces of (largely digital) cover art, 5,400 promo images, and almost 450 games, also mainly on modern platforms. Great work, both of you.
Submitted by Simon Carless (1612) on Jul 18, 20173 comments
2,000 'release trailer' videos added to MobyGames already.
Though we only started up a few weeks ago - & you don't get MobyPoints for your videos until we launch the next version of our website - happy to say that we made it to >2,000 videos on MobyGames pages already.

(Actually, it's closer to 2,500! Thanks to Plokite_Wolf, our top video contributor so far, as well as John Harris, Kennannydenny, and MAT, all of whom have added more than 100 videos. And please PM me if you'd like access & don't have it - the feature is still in Alpha.)

Reminder: our rules are that you have to link to official 'release trailers' for games with some gameplay footage included, & we'll be archiving these (YouTube-hosted) videos in the long-term for safekeeping. Some highlights already linked include this Super Metroid TV ad, as well as a Thief promo video and this Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 trailer.
Submitted by Simon Carless (1612) on Jul 08, 20170 comments