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Living World RacingNew PlayStation 2 credits by Foxhack | Today, 03:06 AM
Computer AmbushNew Apple II cover by hoeksmas | Today, 02:08 AM
A Great Day at the RacesNew CD-i cover by Yuri Melkov | Today, 02:06 AM
SpellwormNew Nintendo Switch credits by リカルド・フィリペ | Today, 02:04 AM

Just Added more

Lux DLX 3 (iPad)Added by Jordan117 | Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Touch Physics (iPhone)Added by Jordan117 | Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Lux Touch 3: World Domination (iPad)Added by Jordan117 | Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Adventure Llama (iPad)Added by Kam1Kaz3NL77 | Yesterday, 09:27 PM

New Screenshots more

Rockin' Robber

TRS-80

by hoeksmas

Amoeba Attack Wars

TRS-80

by hoeksmas

4k Race Next

ZX Spectrum Next

by davep_75

Campaign Trilogy

Apple II

by hoeksmas

New Cover Art more

Computer Ambush

by hoeksmas

A Great Day at the Races

by Yuri Melkov

Adventure Llama

by Kam1Kaz3NL77

Adventure Llama

by Kam1Kaz3NL77

New Promo Art more

Wartile: Complete Edition

by リカルド・フィリペ

Speaking Simulator

by リカルド・フィリペ

Flatland Vol.1

by リカルド・フィリペ

New Reviews

Front cover

Being Her Darkest Friend

"Not as good as the first game"

by Stuart Feldhamer on Nov 15, 2020
Front cover

Spelunky 2

"Developers make it a point to improve upon the previous game."

by Pagen HD on Nov 11, 2020
Front cover

Grim Fandango: Remastered

"Keeps the original's good artistic aspects and actually makes it playable"

by Cavalary on Nov 08, 2020
Front cover

Syphon Filter

"Going viral on your part"

by Kayburt on Nov 07, 2020

MobyGames News

V.Flash Goal Complete, Next Up: Browser
Special thanks to Kayburt for making quick work of the V.Flash goal! We now all of its games listed, though still in need of credits, covers and screenshots to fill them out.

Next up, a big goal to reach 5,000 browser games. With an emphasis on games made in flash, as Adobe is deprecating that on December 31st. After that it'll be more difficult to document flash games as 3rd party plugins will need to be installed, and flash portals are more likely to shut down.

Recommended sources: Kongregate, Armor Games, Not Doppler. Newgrounds is also good, though they have their own plugin and less likely to disappear.

Thanks in advance to all contributors, and let's see how quickly we can get to 5k!
Submitted by MobyReed (79) on Oct 15, 202031 comments
Arcade MobyGoal Complete!
Thanks to everyone who helped reach our goal of documenting 2,800 Arcade games! That was a big one. Whew.

And with that we're kicking off a new goal. A much smaller one, for a platform called V.Flash - an educational video game console that only had 10 games released. So the goal is to get the platform to 100% completion.
Submitted by MobyReed (79) on Oct 08, 202011 comments
New Metric: Number of People Credited
A new metric has been added to credit listings so you can get an exact count of how many people were credited on any particular release!

There are some fun and interesting ways to use this. For example, you can see how credits have grown between sequels:

Grand Theft Auto = 86 developers

Grand Theft Auto II = 158 developers

Grand Theft Auto III = 185 developers

Grand Theft Auto IV = 1,337 developers

Grand Theft Auto V = 3,692 developers

Note: In cases where credits include thanks, the numbers are shown separately. This is a useful distinction, especially for games that have backers which can easily exceed the number of developers. e.g., FTL: Faster Than Light has 1,053 credits, 1,046 of which are backers/thanks.
Submitted by MobyReed (79) on Feb 23, 202024 comments
New Year Updates
Some updates to kick off 2020!

First, special thanks to MobyGames contributor hoeksmas, who added hundreds of lesser known Apple II games and screenshots to the database! Helping make MobyGames the most accurate and complete collection of games published for the Apple II.

Now onto site updates:

  • Optimized API queries (approx. 15x faster!)
  • Behind the scenes infrastructure work for the API (moving to a new system soon that's easier to scale and develop)
  • Improved page responsiveness for smaller screens (mobile)
  • SEO tweaks to hopefully help improve our results on Google (if you're an SEO wizard and have any suggestions, please contact me)
  • Changed credits display on combined game pages to show credits for the first release (was showing info from the first platform, alphabetically)
  • Removed critic/user score overview section from game pages (discussion)
  • Fixed combined game pages that were displaying the first alphabetical platform and release date in the page title
  • Fixed issue with forms getting improperly cached
Submitted by MobyReed (79) on Jan 20, 20207 comments
MobyGames Stats - 2019 edition
As per tradition, I present to you the database visualization! Made possible by the MobyGames API.

Previous editions:
January 2019 - January 2018 - June 2017 - January 2017 - January 2016 - January 2015 - January 2014 - January 2013 - January 2012 - January 2011 - January 2010 - January 2009



(Click to enlarge)

An explanation: each coloured shape in the graph represents a platform. The horizontal axis is time. The vertical axis represents the number of games released. So the height of a shape on a given point in time indicates the number of games released for that platform that year. The total height of the graph on a given point in time shows the total releases that year. The graph is meant to represent game releases and thus excludes DLC, Special Edition and Compilation items. It does include each game for each platform it was released on.

Notable changes since last year:
- Where last year I had to switch to LibreOffice to make the graph due to limitations in Excel, I hit some more since. I decided to write my own code to draw the graphs and nicely colour everything. Makes it look better too with some nicer anti-aliasing.
- As usual we see a drop-off at the end, simply because we haven't been able to keep up with all the new game releases.
- Feel free to point out other interesting info in the graph!


[All data taken from MobyGames. Of course, the graph is only as complete as our database is. Come help us if you can!]
Submitted by vedder (50462) on Jan 12, 202010 comments
New Year's resolutions 2020
Happy new year! It's time to ask once again: what are your personal goals for 2020, MobyGames or gaming in general related? These are our resolutions from last year. What about this year? Let us know in the comments below.
Submitted by chirinea (46534) on Jan 01, 202011 comments
What was the favorite game you played in 2019?
Another year, another 52 weeks' (well, almost) worth of gaming opportunities. Like in previous years, let us reminisce at our gaming experiences of 2019 and share which games we liked playing the most during this year.

Note that this does not necessarily include new games (since the most of us are here for older titles, wink wink). Whether a game was released in 1989 or 2019, if it impressed you, it is worthy of discussion!
Submitted by Plokite_Wolf (34722) on Dec 24, 201915 comments
Help needed: featured games
Our featured games section of the site has showcased numerous games over the past two decades, and reasons why they are interesting. However, the list of games which are about to enter that section is getting depleted.

We would therefore like to ask you to submit featured games. Just pick a few games which you have found interesting for some reason or another, and make a short write-up about what makes them unique. Have a look at recent features to better see what we are looking for in these short texts.
Submitted by Plokite_Wolf (34722) on Sep 22, 20193 comments
Contributor appreciation: Danfer
Another one of our amazing MobyGames contributors is Danfer. He has been building up a sizable PC game collection since 1997, and shows no sign of stopping!

Among over 4400 cover images that he has posted so far in just 2 years, comprised mainly of Italian releases, we've yet to see anything that isn't of high quality. For instance, the unique Italian cover for Dark Colony, a clean Dune II cover set, a rare retail cover of the Total Annihilation: Commander Pack, and, something which we'd been missing for a long time, a full cover set from the original prints of Shogun: Total War - Warlord Edition.

We'd like to thank him for his contributions so far, and encourage him to keep it up!
Submitted by Plokite_Wolf (34722) on Sep 21, 20197 comments
New MobyGoal: 2800 Arcade Games!
We finally cleared the previous MobyGoal - adding all those iOS games took a lot longer than we expected - so it's time to move on to another platform that's been sadly neglected here: Arcades!

We currently have 2472 arcade games catalogued on the site; we need your help get to 2800! We're missing a lot of early arcade games, and there's quite a few gaps in the 80s and 90s we need to fill in. And don't forget, a lot of the games we have on other platforms were originally Arcade games, so if you know of any classic game that's missing that platform, feel free to add it too!
Submitted by Foxhack (30445) on Aug 20, 201942 comments
Contributor appreciation: CaesarZX.
Just wanted to point out - and thank - MobyGames contributor CaesarZX, who describes themselves as "a big-box game collector, mostly Chinese version, of course."

They've been adding a lots of rare Chinese PC game box scans, with highlights including Anachronox and Civilization II, to name just a couple. Much appreciated, and long may this continue!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1853) on Jul 18, 201913 comments
MobyGames hits 200,000 games (& add milestones here!)
So, if you go check out the MobyGames database stats page, you'll see that we reached an important milestone - 200,000 games documented in the MobyGames database!

Congrats to everyone who helped us get there - and with a good deal of accuracy and checking along the way! (Also, in the comments for this post, maybe people can point out other neat user milestones achieved recently!)
Submitted by Simon Carless (1853) on May 18, 201913 comments

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Tip Of The Day

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.   more tips

Current MobyGoal

5000 Browser Games (3%)

3% Complete

We need 1862 more Browser games documented to complete this goal!

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