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Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death (Collector's Edition)New Linux, Macintosh and Windows cover by jaXen | Today, 09:08 PM
Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death (Collector's Edition)New Linux, Macintosh and Windows cover by jaXen | Today, 09:08 PM
Rising KingdomsNew promo image by jaXen | Today, 08:14 PM
Unsolved Mystery Club: Amelia EarhartNew promo image by jaXen | Today, 07:25 PM

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Double Action (Windows)Added by Sciere | Today, 09:37 PM
Sirius (Windows)Added by piltdown_man | Today, 09:35 PM
Train Simulator: South Western Main Line (Windows)Added by jaXen | Today, 09:08 PM
Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death (Collector's Edition) (Android)Added by jaXen | Today, 09:08 PM

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Blade & Sword

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Da Tang Ying Xiong Zhuan

DOS

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Atma

Windows

by piltdown_man

Richman 2

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Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death (Collector's Edition)

by jaXen

Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death (Collector's Edition)

by jaXen

Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death (Collector's Edition)

by jaXen

Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death (Collector's Edition)

by jaXen

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Rising Kingdoms

by jaXen

Unsolved Mystery Club: Amelia Earhart

by jaXen

Lost in Shadow

by PaulrusKeaton

Trash

by Trond Berntsen

New Reviews

Front cover

Wacky Waiters

"A good game with a stupid scoring system"

by Katakis | カタキス on Jul 19, 2019
Front cover

God of War

"A Generation's Greatest Gaming Moment."

by John H. on Jul 09, 2019
Front cover

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

"It's good. Now go into it blind."

by sinisterhippo on Jul 09, 2019
Front cover

Rolling Marbles

"An awesome puzzle game"

by Elyassin Mana on Jun 27, 2019

MobyGames News

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 (1862) 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 (1862) on May 18, 201913 comments
20 Years!
That’s an amazingly long time in the world wide web. There aren’t many sites that have managed to stay alive for 2 decades!

With the help of our wonderful contributors, we have meticulously documented almost 200,000 games from 266 platforms. Including 793,123 developers, 33,015 companies, 850,321 screenshots, 524,875 pieces of cover art and much more! And did you know we now have an API (in beta) that you can access for free?

Many, many thanks to all of our contributors and approvers! Without their tireless efforts, our database would be quite lonely. Also special thanks to Simon Carless (who helps me, Reed, run the site in-between our day jobs), Brian Hirt for helping with infrastructure emergencies and the intricacies of the codebase, and Tracy who helps with updates and built the API. And of course thanks to Jim Leonard and Brian Hirt who started this amazing project way back in 1999! Check out Jim’s excellent in-depth retrospective.

What next?! We’re just beginning! We’ll always be documenting and growing the database. However, the MobyGames platform needs a lot of work and improvements. As you might imagine, things are getting a bit old in the tooth! Combined with the overall complexity of the site it makes for a daunting task with no full-time staff.

We want to improve the platform and ensure we’re around another 20 years! If you find MobyGames useful and are able to help us with this goal, please consider supporting our Patreon. If even 1% of those reading this contributed, we’d be able to bring on help and make meaningful progress toward improving the platform.

Thank you everyone, here’s to another 20 years!
Submitted by MobyReed (73) on Mar 01, 201926 comments
Top-line milestones (& add your community ones here!)
Just checking out the overall MobyGames stats page, and looks like we got to 190,000 games (or DLC!) added overall - very impressive indeed.

Also a notable stat in there - we're now over 450,000 pieces of promo art, and we're VERY close to 850,000 screenshots, all taken by the community.

Good stuff - and I know there's been lots of user milestones too - please post them in the comments!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1862) on Feb 19, 20197 comments
HELP NEEDED: Catch-up on Switch, PS4 releases.
Hey everyone - so we're looking for a contributor (or contributors) to help us catch up (using our Entry Helper!) on recent Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 releases.

Our regular helper on these ended up stepping out later in 2018, so although we're getting the major releases, we're missing a lot of the others. We'd really like to archive digital info from them for posterity - and as you can see on Switch, there's a lot of neat stuff coming out.

Your job - should you choose to accept it - is to enter the URLs of the recent game pages in our 'Entry Helper' after you hit Contribute, then add any other platforms for the game based on a little research, pick some genres, and... that's it. Not too complex! (Feel free to PM me with questions!)
Submitted by Simon Carless (1862) on Jan 12, 20193 comments
MobyGames Stats - 2018 edition
As per tradition, I present to you the database visualization! Made possible by the MobyGames API.

Previous editions:
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 new 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:
- There are quite a lot of new platforms. In fact there are now so many that Excel refused to render the graph due to a hardcoded limit. I had to switch to LibreOffice to make the graph.
- Because I'm now excluding compilations, DLC and Special Edition releases, there are generally less releases per year visible. In particular 2017 ends up with 1000 games less than lass year's graph! My apologies to those who spent lots of time and effort to document DLC, but I just felt it was cluttering the graph!
- My pet project this year was documenting games from the late 60s and early 70s. Which shows as a tiny bump in an area of the graph that was previously almost flat.
- It looks like we didn't keep up with new releases as well as last year, judging from the drop-off in 2018.
- The coverage gap of 2016 has been filled it appears.
- 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 (45991) on Jan 06, 201910 comments
What was the favorite game you played in 2018?
The year is almost over, so it is time to name your favorite games of the year! As it is MobyGames tradition, all games you have played are acceptable, not only 2018 ones.
Submitted by Patrick Bregger (235155) on Dec 31, 201819 comments
Happy (upcoming!) Holidays from MobyGames!
Now the holiday season is approaching, MobyGames would just like to wish all of its contributors a very happy 2018, and a merry 2019, too!

As our database stats and daily requests for API access show, we continue to have the largest set of credits, screenshots and covers with open access anywhere online - and THANK YOU if you are a net contributors to it! Now, let's roll on, 2019...
Submitted by Simon Carless (1862) on Dec 15, 20187 comments
New MobyGames DB addition: magazine advertisements!
As threatened for a while, contributors are now allowed to upload magazine ads that they've scanned onto MobyGames! We're really excited to build a database around these, since there's nowhere online that you can see them all in one place.

Some quick guidelines: Magazine Advertisement is now a promo image 'type'. So to add them, simply go to add 'promo images', create a new promo image group called Magazine Advertisements, and title each image with the magazine name, country, issue, and date. [Fabricated example: Sinclair User (United Kingdom), Issue 73 (September 1994).]

(If there are already some magazine ads uploaded for that game, then just add them to the existing promo image group. There are also a few edge cases, so feel free to discuss them in comments. And good luck!)
Submitted by Simon Carless (1862) on Oct 24, 201825 comments
Four new MobyGames contributor achievements!
Congratulations are in order for the following MobyGames users for some new milestones:

- Riki has made it to 150k MobyPoints (9th in the all-time list.)
- Kam1Kaz3NL77 is now at 100k (14th all-time!)
- Harmony made it over 20k, an excellent achievement based on many obscure titles.
- Cavalary is at the 10k milestone - congrats there, too!

PS - Side note - we need some new 'Featured Game' reviews. Add some here, if you have a chance!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1862) on Oct 15, 20184 comments
New contributor thanks: Ms. Tea!
MobyGames contributor Ms. Tea has been a member of the site for some time, but has majorly stepped up contributions this year, adding a bunch of interesting & rare titles, so we wanted to thank her!

Some notable additions include the very rare Cookie's Bustle, an odd Japanese PC mini-game fest, as well as bizarre Nuon skydiving title Freefall 3050 AD and odd unofficial Genesis game Smart Mouse, among many others. Hurray!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1862) on Sep 29, 20181 comments
More milestones from MobyGames users!
It's increasingly tricky to keep up on MobyGames user milestones, but a quick shout-out to 3 regulars that I wrote down recently (& presumably isn't too out of date!)

Firstly, Patrick Bregger made it over 200,000 MobyPoints, and is currently 3rd all-time - much appreciated! Secondly, Pseudo_Intellectual has been on the site for nearly 15 years & made it over 60k Points in the past few weeks, woot. And thirdly, new contributor Leeona is already over 45k MobyPoints, in less than a year, many of them for Australian cover art we didn't have - SUPER impressive work, y'all.
Submitted by Simon Carless (1862) on Sep 09, 20189 comments

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