Tips

Tip #39

If one of our cover scans stinks, feel free to replace it! Just because we have a cover scan on file doesn't mean it's decent; if you feel you can submit a significantly better one, go right ahead.

Tip #24

If you've put together a fan site dedicated to a particular game and that game isn't in the database, feel free to add it! But even if the game has already been added, you can still contribute your website's URL by viewing the game's rap sheet, then clicking Contribute. After it's approved, it will show up as a Related Website.

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 #32

Games that are related, even indirectly, are often grouped together in a Game Group. So check out any Groupings you come across in a game's Rap Sheet -- you may learn something new. For example, check out Cinemaware games. If you notice games that should be added to a group, just go to the group and click the add games link.

Tip #6

Got any suggestions? Is there something you love--or hate--about MobyGames? Let us know!

Tip #49

Cruisin' for Contribution Points, Volume Two: If you own a game that doesn't have screenshots in MobyGames, take a few -- they're worth 2 points each. Even if a game already has screenshots, you can still get your screenshots accepted if they are better than what we have on file. What's better than what we have? Examples include shots that have actual gameplay in them instead of just an intro cinematic; shots that don't give the ending of the game away; shots that are encoded properly (320x200 games saved as 4/16/256-color GIF instead of a 640x400 JPG). The last section of the FAQ has some pointers on taking screenshots.

Tip #48

Cruisin' for contribution points, but don't know what to add? Try an Advertising Blurb! Many of the games in the database have full back covers, but no Ad Blurb. A nearly-unlimited supply of free Contribution Points can be yours if you pull up said back covers and enter the text in as an Ad Blurb with Back Cover as the source. You don't even need to own the game! Cool, eh?

Tip #29

Just because an entry already exists in the database doesn't mean you can't snag some contribution points for it. :-) Many entries still don't have screenshots, trivia, box covers, or developer credits. Go to any of these entries and click "contribute" to get started.

Tip #60

Clicking on the Technical Specs. for a game and and then on a rating like ESRB for example will give you a list of all games in that rating. Cool! Especially for those who want to limit their selection list to those suitable for just kids (or just adults) etc.

Tip #13

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