New Moby Milestone: 50,000 unique games documented! 94,818 including all platform releases.

Tips

Tip #86

Bored and having nothing to do? Click the Random Game link located under User Actions in the top left frame to waste some time, this just might bring you back to games you've long forgotten. -- Corn Popper (69651)

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 #43

Our motto? Quality over quantity. We'd rather have missing information than wrong information, so if you're not completely sure of a fact or detail, just leave it blank and we'll take care of it (if it needs taking care of).

Tip #34

If you're having trouble determining the exact year a game was published, check the title screen of the game, then the manual, then the fine print on the box. If those are unavailable, look at the dates of the files themselves. When all else fails, crack open a hex editor and start looking through the game code -- programmers usually jam copyright strings and other useful information in the game executable.

Tip #25

Did you know that you can add a featured game to MobyGames? If you think you have a good idea for a featured game, go ahead and submit it.

Tip #79

In the past, we used to accept the inside cover of a box as a single scan. As covers are downscaled to a width of 640 pixels for viewing, this makes it hard to read the text. Therefore, the inside covers of box scans are now split into separate images, with a comment like "Left Flap" and "Right Flap". Many covers on the site still have the inside cover as a single item, feel free to replace those.

Tip #59

Sometimes a developer receives a nickname during the development of a game. However when entering credits to the database we do not accept nicknames right into the person's name like John "Madman" Doe. Adding the nickname often results in a duplicate entry. What you can do, depending on how the credits are structured, is to add the nickname to the end of the person's name in parenthesis like John Doe (Madman). Additionally you can submit a name correction to the person's profile stating that John "Madman" Doe should be an aka.

Tip #31

When adding game entries into the database, try to keep the description objective. Remember, the description is going to be the first text people read when they look up a game. Putting opinionated text like "Best game ever!", "Wonderful graphics and sound!", etc. doesn't describe the game at all and will result in getting the entry sent back to you for editing.

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 #3

You can click on any game developer you see to retrieve the list of games that developer has worked on. Some developer entries also have a small picture and biography! For an example, see Jordan Mechner or Michael Berlyn.