As discussed on Discord, there are a number of digital storefronts that don't necessarily define where you can play a game. (Ex. PSN Store is on almost all of their devices, but some only play on select devices. PS3-only, PS3/PS4, PS4/Vita, Vita/PSP, etc.) Removing these platforms will make this more standardized.
(Confirmed under current internal discussion)
SteamOS -> Linux
PlayStation Network -> respective title for PSP, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, etc.
Xbox Live Arcade -> Xbox 360
Virtual Console -> Wii, WiiU
eShop -> respective title for 3DS, Switch12 votes
Update! We are now unblocked on this and will soon be moving forward with implementation this sprint :)
When attempting to define a Platform for each title, especially with PlayStation anything, it can be alittle taxing to need to type out the full name of the platform for each entry. Unlike older platforms like "Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)" or "Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)", these platforms do not use their common abbreviations in the title.
Ex. "PlayStation 3" vs. "PlayStation 3 (PS3)"10 votes
We discussed this internally and yes absolutely this is required. We even already have the data for it (Platforms have Alternate Names) so we will look at including those into the platform search for release date contributions.
This is now in our backlog waiting to be prioritised.
Very well spotted and excellent suggestion!
Seeing that there are already both screenshots, and Artworks it would be great to also be able to add game logos.
I make covers often from official artworks so I usually end-up downloading transparent logos at the same time anyway.
Hey! yes this is a great suggestion, we’ve definitely been wanting to expand our Game Media coverage with logos.
Especially for PressKits for example.
According to contribution guidelines, "Genre is the first tier in our 3-tier categorization system. Choose the most fitting genre(s) to broadly describe the game."
"Indie" is not the primary, broad description for a game. Maybe in 2007, but not today. They are puzzles/platformers/etc before they are indie. Indie is better suited as a keyword, if anything.9 votes
(Confirmed in the pipeline)
In addition to Steam and mobile platforms, links to the web storefronts of additional platforms would be helpful.8 votes
Few companies maintain the same name forever. Some rename, merge, are bought out, or generally acquired. It would be helpful to manage the progression of various devs and publishers with a timeline progression and/or a tree of ownership.
1) Squaresoft > Square > Square and Enix merge > SquareEnix
2) Namco and Bandai merge > Namco Bandai > Bandai Namco Games
3) Activision and Blizzard Merge > Create holding company called Activision Blizzard that owns the two companies Activision and Blizzard.8 votes
We are looking at redoing our company data taxonomy, part of which is possibly adding several ‘layers’ to companies, such as Divisions for example.
Companies are a bit lacking at the moment as we historically have been focusing on Games, but we gradually intend to start giving them more love :)
When Bundles include titles of a long running series, it is possible to encounter times that have too many titles to display with the basic name.
Ex. Mega Man (1).6 votes
We’ve had this issue else where on the site, good catch, we need to get onto a more widespread fix. It’s not actually to do with Bundles specifically but the game selector.
When searching for games, those with the "dupe" category could be hidden. In this way the results shown are cleaner.5 votes
Oh yes absolutely this is a big one we’ve been wanting to do. We have a full ‘archive’ solution planned that is awaiting engineering work.
We should be starting in this fairly soon.
two games are linked below where the listed 'Platforms' (near the top of the game page, below 'Genre') don't correspond with the full set of platforms in the Release Dates section.
in both instances the missing platforms are 'Mac' and 'Linux', don't know whether it's an issue specific to those platforms or merely coincidental.
of note is that one of these (Transistor) also has some platform information added on the Companies page, while the other (Nuclear Throne) does not.
Heya! Well spotted thank you. This has now been added to our backlog so we can get around to a fix in the near future. Stay tuned!
The idea is to have a special section called "Editions" which would be different from "Versions". This section would be only dedicated to collector's editions, GOTY and so on. Could be added under the "This game is a version." section on the edit page, as "This game is a special edition."5 votes
Indeed there is a lot of value in such a feature to help differentiating different types of versions and editions.
We’re in early phase of looking into this, it’s absolutely something we need and want to have, but it’s also a bit of a complicated data structure with a lot of exceptions and edge cases, so we want to do it the right way.
We’ll likely run it by you Keepers once we figure out something ;)
The EAN on the back of packages are a unique way to identify different versions of games. This could help to find details about a game and revision.5 votes
I think System requirements tables based on official minimum and recommendations specs for PC games is very useful and important. It's a must have feature that will be used by a lot of users! :)5 votes
I'm having an issue where preforming API searches doesn't return games that exists on the IGDB site.
But when I search via the API I get no results back.
I'm searching this endpoint:
And here's my search body:
search "Pokémon x"; fields id,name,cover.imageid,firstrelease_date; where cover != null; limit 5;
I get an empty JSON result.4 votes
Currently, only actual Bundle pages appear to display titles included. It would be helpful if those individual titles also displayed the collections and bundles they are included in.4 votes
Unlike Screenshots, Video Submissions do not show a preview thumbnail before submitting an Edit. I have a number of times it seems my copy/paste didn't fire correctly and Ninja Gaiden gameplay videos ended up in a few titles (like Star Trek TNG Genesis), so I was unaware of the mistake until after the Edit was approved.
(Review previously confirmed, re-entering for UserVoice)
Discord: https://discordapp.com/channels/114736716505546761/458320386275409964/7131664987885405174 votes
I’ve discussed this with one of our engineers. it’s definitely doable and a ticket was created in our backlog for it. We don’t have an ETA for it yet but we’ll keep you updated as soon as we get around to it :)
There could be a way to link a game to another as a sequel or prequel, what would be good for game series like Metal Gear and The Legend of Zelda, for example. In the game page, there could be a place saying "Sequel to "game X" and "Prequel of "game Y".3 votes
Please add options to order our lists by name, date of addition, date of launch, etc. The lists options are too scarce!3 votes
(Confirmed in the Pipeline)
After confirming a duplicate listing for deletion, it would be helpful to users that have saved those titles by Following, Saving to Lists or to Played listings to forward those links to the correct page, rather than the "Oops" broken link.3 votes
Add Brazil and UK region for game release dates, because there are games released specificaly for those regions. Mainly Brazil, because there the Master System and Zeebo consoles have many Brazil only games released.3 votes
It appears the API result for Snack World (https://www.igdb.com/games/snack-world-the-dungeon-crawl-gold) is incomplete, as it is missing images, release date, etc.3 votes
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