馃惓 New! Moby v2023.03.16
Most Researched Games past week
box cover System Shock
box cover The Company of Myself
box cover Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
box cover Burger Time Deluxe
box cover Giants: Citizen Kabuto
box cover Descent
box cover 12 Labours of Hercules VII: Fleecing the Fleece (Collector's Edition)
box cover Star Trek: Judgment Rites (Limited CD-ROM Collector's Edition)
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Storyteller
Most Researched Companies past week
Zippo Games
Nokia
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Psygnosis Limited
Cat Play Studio
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Epic Games, Inc.
Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
SEGA Corporation
Ubisoft Entertainment SA
Most Researched Professionals past week
photo Lance Reddick
photo Filip O拧膷谩dal
Brandon Silvestry
photo Cort Stratton
Steffan Levine
photo Neil Druckmann
photo Ashley Johnson
photo Lee J. Meza
photo Carl Schnurr
Lance Winter
Recent games, covers, screenshots and promo art
Transport Tycoon: World Editor
cover added by JimmyA
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Sim Farm
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Omnicron Conspiracy
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Minion Masters: Torment
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Phantom Fighter
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Word Chasers
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Bandit
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Killer Piller
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SS Panzer
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First Strike
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Pocket Academy 3
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Pocket Academy Zero
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
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Twice Reborn
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Professional Lumberjack 2015
cover added by Rainer S
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Frankenstein: The Dismembered Bride
cover added by Rainer S
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New York Bus: The Simulation
cover added by Rainer S
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Australian Road Trains
cover added by Rainer S
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Moorhuhn Total 4
game added by Rainer S
Mar 20th, 2023
Tetrick Collection
game added by Rainer S
Mar 20th, 2023
Astral
game added by Alaka
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Asteroid Sharpshooter
game added by Alaka
Mar 20th, 2023
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
cover added by Sgoc
Mar 20th, 2023
Rockstar Collection
cover added by Geon
Mar 20th, 2023
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
cover added by Geon
Mar 20th, 2023
Sea Salt
cover added by Geon
Mar 20th, 2023
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja
cover added by Rik Hideto
Mar 20th, 2023
DCS: A-10C Warthog
cover added by Geon
Mar 20th, 2023
Savage Warriors
cover added by Paul Kautz
Mar 20th, 2023
The Civil War
cover added by Swizzley
Mar 20th, 2023
Need for Speed: ProStreet
cover added by HP Wiener
Mar 20th, 2023
Jeopardy!
cover added by Cantillon
Mar 20th, 2023
Exotic Japan
game added by Patrick Bregger
Mar 19th, 2023
Evocation 2: Il Sogno
game added by Patrick Bregger
Mar 19th, 2023
Escher Interactive
game added by Patrick Bregger
Mar 19th, 2023
Arcade Paradise: Empathy
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
Mar 19th, 2023
Arcade Paradise: Smoke 'em
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
Mar 19th, 2023
Planet Cube: Edge
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
Mar 19th, 2023
Rise of Fox Hero
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
Mar 19th, 2023
Arcade Paradise: Coin-Op Pack 2
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
Mar 19th, 2023
Arcade Paradise: Coin-Op Pack 1
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
Mar 19th, 2023
Arcade Paradise: Penguin Push
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
Mar 19th, 2023
Arcade Paradise: R.O.G.E.R.
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
Mar 19th, 2023
Arcade Paradise: Summer of Sports
game added by Kam1Kaz3NL77
Mar 19th, 2023
Asteroid Pooper
game added by Alaka
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Colormate DeLuxe
screenshot added by Retro Erik
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Moby Spotlight

馃憢 Welcome to the new MobyGames! It's all the same data we've been curating over the past 24 years, but with an entirely rebuilt backend and frontend that enables much faster development. Check back often as we're working hard to fine-tune things, improve tools, and add new features.

Database Stats

321,816
games
1,021,642
people
747,698
covers
992,147
screenshots

This Day in Gaming

News

Moby v2023.03.16 Release

By MobyReed (163) on March 17, 2023 · 5 comments

  • Added sorting and paging to group lists (example)
  • Added more details to critic pages (url, country, language, number of reviews, and first/last years if set) (example)
  • Added "date added" to cover and promo images
  • Added original resolution width/height info to covers
  • Added year to game credit pages
  • Added link so contributors can more easily resubmit rejected items
  • Search improvements
  • Warn of existing credit submissions when contributing credits
  • Allow unmatching developers in pending credit submissions
  • Ensure critic score <= max score
  • Indicate if a developer option has been matched previously
  • Allow approvers to move covers between groups
  • Show developer match info for already-matched developers
  • Correctly handle same new person credited multiple times
  • Fixed adding attributes/ratings to non-wip games
  • Fixed mobile UI not resizing properly in some places
  • Fixed duplicate tech spec display
  • Fixed adding attributes to WIP platforms
  • Fixed associating devs with users
  • Fixed contributing covers
  • Fixed handling of jsonified timestamps
  • Fixed point calculation for Revisions
  • Fixed merging developers with dateless game platform credits
  • Fixed adding years to new platforms
  • Fixed MobyScore
  • Fixed next url for covers for new platforms
  • Fixed adding cover groups
  • Misc. UI polish
  • Misc. backend fixes and infrastructure optimization

Moby v2023.03.10 Release

By MobyReed (163) on March 11, 2023 · 13 comments

Update Log

  • Added game browser ability to filter by number of ratings when sorting by critic score or by player score
  • Added "x more" link under cover thumbnail on game overview pages, when relevant
  • Added "Date added" to screenshots and photos (more will appear as cache is updated)
  • Increased # of related groups on group pages from 5 to 10 (example)
  • Moby Score now requires a minimum of 5+ critic ratings or 10+ player ratings
  • Enable clearing purchase price on collected games
  • Use AND in forum search
  • Fix editing descriptions for game submissions started on oldmoby
  • Fix adding critic sources
  • Fix for direct messages
  • Misc. approver tool fixes and backend bug fixes

Moby v2023.03.08 Release

By MobyReed (163) on March 09, 2023 · 19 comments

  • Monthly contributor leaderboards now display top 100
  • Contributor now displayed with description revision history
  • Allow indexing of people without existing credits
  • Only factor in one review per source for overall critic score
  • Better image caching
  • Banner messages now rotate
  • Direct messages fix
  • Don鈥檛 rank games with too few ratings
  • Don鈥檛 require groups for WIP credit submissions
  • Fix Frequent Collaborator values
  • Fix forum paging
  • Fix adding new product codes
  • Fix YouTube URL handling in credit submission tool
  • Fix ordering of credit submission images
  • Fix incorrect developer exact matching
  • Fix adding/editing attributes
  • Fix forum message redirect
  • Various fixes, improvements for approval tools
  • Misc. other fixes, tweaks, optimization

Moby v2023.03.03 Release

By MobyReed (163) on March 04, 2023 · 14 comments

Happy Friday! One more release for the week.

v2023.03.03


Moby v20230301 Release

By MobyReed (163) on March 01, 2023 · 41 comments

Thanks again for all the feedback and bug reports! We're working through them as fast as we can. Although we ran a long open beta, we're dealing with a complex data set with many many tools, and there's little substitute for real-world use. If you find anything that's still not working, and not already on the Bugs forum, please add it.

Update log for v20230301:

  • Added customization options to game browser: Add or remove icons and platforms from the list
  • Added Spellings and forum threads to game overview when they exist
  • Added contribute page and link to game, person and company menus
  • Added localized timestamps and paging to forum
  • Game browser now remembers sort preference (last used)
  • Game browser now displays relevant info depending on sort (e.g., Moby Score when sorting by Moby Score)
  • Quick search optimization and improvement
  • Display most recent credits on person and company overviews
  • UI/UX improvements and fixes for credits contribution form
  • Default to saving resized PNG/GIF as PNG (note: some screenshots are JPEG that should be PNG and will be regenerated)
  • Improved game preview
  • Can now add multiple critic scores on game submission form
  • Require partial dates to be in ISO format
  • Do not require perspective to be selected for all games
  • Allow moby group tags
  • Allow moby_html in photo captions
  • Removed erroneous proof requirement for related sites
  • Fixes for reviews summary display
  • Fixed permission errors
  • Fixed game cover preview to show comments
  • Fixed approval email preference setting
  • Fixed company logo submission
  • Fixed for profile editing
  • Fixed display of credits source and release info
  • Fixed handling of role names when editing credits
  • Fixed report function for forum posts
  • Fixed editing WIP/pending games
  • Fixed adding mononymous developers
  • Fixed places where mobile UI wasn鈥檛 wrapping or resizing properly
  • Fixed missing URL redirects
  • Misc. other fixes, tweaks, polish

Moby v20230223 Release

By MobyReed (163) on February 24, 2023 · 23 comments

v20230223

  • Added groups, genres and attributes to browse menu
  • UI updates for contribution tools: critic scores and release info
  • Better error reporting for image uploads
  • Fixed 鈥渢he role name is required鈥 bug
  • Fixed moby_html
  • Email service fixes
  • More URL redirects
  • Misc. UI tweaks, fixes
  • Misc. backend optimization, cleanup

Moby v20230222 Release

By MobyReed (163) on February 23, 2023 · 3 comments

As we continue fixing and polishing things up, I'm curious, what would be your ideal version of Related Games?

Update log v20230222

  • Optimization pass on game collections and increased page size to 100
  • Updated review / collect tool to display release year next to platform name (when relevant)
  • Added ability to hide sections on the homepage
  • Added preview functionality for forum posts
  • Added ability to continue a rejected item
  • Added approval comments on game submission step 2
  • Enabled reordering of photos, screenshots, promo images
  • Enabled non-integer values for critic scores
  • Fixed email delivery
  • Fixed forum thread message and unread counts
  • Fixed product code editing
  • Fixed editing promo images
  • Fixed recent games endpoint on API
  • Fixed adding new product codes
  • Fixed review summary showing other platforms on platform pages鈥‵ixed errors not showing up in some contribution tools
  • Fixed quick search person filter
  • Fixes for merging people entries
  • ...and various UI polish and backend fixes

Feb 21 Update Log

By MobyReed (163) on February 22, 2023 · 6 comments

First update log on the new production platform! Thanks everyone for all the feedback and bug reports. We're going through them as quickly as we can.

v20230221 update log:

  • Added paging to game collections
  • Credits submission now saves between steps
  • Better error reporting on credits submission
  • Sorting game collections now remembered as a user preference
  • Game browser now supports up to 50 results per page
  • Fixed navbar menu for iOS Safari
  • Fixed credit and image submissions
  • Fixed WIP game platforms with covers
  • Fixed approver credit classification editor
  • Fixed product code validation
  • Misc. minor fixes, tweaks

Note: We are aware of a problem with the email service. Emails are getting queued up, but not sent. They should resume by morning.


The next chapter of MobyGames!

By MobyReed (163) on February 20, 2023 · 129 comments

Welcome to the new MobyGames! It's the same database we've been curating over the past 24 years, but with an entirely rebuilt infrastructure, backend and frontend. We know it'll take some time to get used to, and we are still refining things. It's forever a work in progress, but now our rate of progress will be dramatically accelerated.

All data has been migrated, including:

  • 323,918 games across 311 platforms
  • 5,506,997 credits
  • 1,015,236 industry professionals
  • 45,642 companies
  • 746,299 images of cover art, media, packaging
  • 989,793 in-game screenshots taken by players
  • 894,894 images of promotional art

What's new?

  • An infrastructure with vertical and horizontal scaling, automated testing, hot reload, atomic deploys
  • Perl backend replaced with Python
  • Built from scratch user interface for desktop and mobile
  • New search functionality, including search as you type
  • All new game browser that updates in place
  • Dark mode
  • Related games
  • More data! Including game rankings per platform and frequent collaborator data
  • Trending games, companies and industry professionals
  • Easier to rate, review, and collect games
  • Hotkeys
  • Estimated approval times for contributions
  • Updated contribution and approval tools, with more improvements on the way
  • Countless tweaks, revisions, and optimizations throughout the database and site

And there's much more to come as we continue working to make MobyGames an indispensable tool for gamers, historians, researchers, and the game industry writ large.

This project has been a long time in the works and we're excited to finally put it into production! Tracy and I have been chipping away at this for years on a mostly part-time basis, along with feedback and testing with Moby admins, approvers and contributors all along the way. And with thanks to Atari for supporting the project, enabling full time development to get the new platform to feature parity and beyond.

Thanks to the MobyGames community for your support and feedback so far. We hope you enjoy the new site and we'll be focused on fine-tuning and resolving any issues that arise. Then onward to improving contribution/approval tools and new features. We look forward to building on this new foundation! Stay tuned.


Prepare for launch!

By MobyReed (163) on February 11, 2023 · 2 comments

The site is going into read-only mode starting tonight as we begin the process of moving to the new platform! This may take a few days. We're moving millions of images, recreating their thumbnails, and updating the database from Postgres 11 to 15, along with over 60 migrations.

In the meantime, feel free to continue browsing this site or the beta (which no longer requires login).

Stay tuned!


MobyGames Stats - 2022 edition

By vedder (64346) on January 18, 2023 · 5 comments

As per tradition, I present to you this year's database visualization! Made possible by the MobyGames API.

Previous editions:
January 2022 - January 2021 - January 2020 - 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 and is stacked. 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.
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 interesting info in the graph and your contributions in the thread!

I have also updated the bar chart race I made last year with the new data.


New Year's resolutions 2023

By chirinea (46952) on January 02, 2023 · 15 comments

Happy new year! You know the drill, it's that time again when we ask: what are your personal goals for 2023, MobyGames or gaming in general related? Here's our resolutions from last year. What about this year? Let us know in the comments below.


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