Tips

Tip #21

The PC gaming industry's products were not always conventional, popular, or mainstream. But that doesn't stop us from documenting them! Where else would you learn about such oddities as Timothy Leary's Mind Mirror and Captain Blood? :-)

Tip #16

Company information sheets usually contain a reference to their home page, but can sometimes contain other links as well. See Sierra On-Line, Inc. for an example.

Tip #75

When assigning companies in release info items, make sure to spell the company name correctly. New companies are added every day, but most of them are already listed on the site. When multiple possibilities appear in the dropdown list, look up the differences between the names in the company profile pages. Some companies have separate divisions for developing, publishing, distributing, administration, localization or porting, often depending on the region. This is usually described in the company overview. Also, some names are used for specific timeframes - select the name that fits.

Tip #77

When selecting countries in release info items, keep in mind that games have different release dates, publishers and distributors for specific regions. The United States and the United Kingdom are almost never listed alongside in the same item. Also, different regions have different product codes, therefor release info items are split, and submitted as separate items.

Tip #11

Early games had such simple graphics that screenshots were not effective in marketing the game, so conceptual illustrations were used instead. For an example of this, take a look at boxes from IBM or Funtastic games--then compare them to their screenshots. (This is not to say that Funtastic and IBM games aren't fun--they are--we're just using them as an example.)

Tip #13

What features would you like to see--or improve--at MobyGames? Email to give us your suggestions.

Tip #83

Scan cover art in a high resolution and make sure that the scans are completely straight, for the covers themselves as well as the game discs. Scan the art directly against the glass, out of the keep case or jewel case, as this will give a sharper image. Of course, when you keep your games sealed or shrinkwrapped, we make an exception.

Tip #44

To 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".

Tip #52

When adding credits that contain a "Jr." (like 'Robert D. Leonard, Jr.'), don't include the comma. If you do, it gets split up into 'Robert D. Leonard' and 'Jr.' as two different people. Simply omit the comma before the Jr. and it will get added correctly.

Tip #37

Did you know that you can vote in any of our past polls at any time? Just view any poll's results, then click "Vote" to cast your vote.