Random Game Button
Just a button on IGDB to go to a random game in the database. Maybe you can set a date frame or different filters to it but in general a button to show a random game would be awesome.
This is a good suggestion thank you! This has been discussed a couple of times in the past. We can’t promise any ETA on such a feature but it would be interesting to investigate.
Our main concerns so far would be what can be included is random: should it have filters, should it be games on all platforms or only selected ones, all age ratings etc..
If you have more ideas or specifics that always helps, we’ll leave this ticket open meanwhile!
It would be nice to add a random button on user made list so it can pick between games in the list.
Updated idea: Maybe just having the button on the Advanced Search page. all you would need to do is just pick a random game from the filters already added there. just using the advance search to narrow down a group then using the button to pick from that group. and also if nothing is filtered then it would pick from all games.
I think it should have filters on platform, genre, co-op etc. basically anything that can help soeone find a new game to play.
My use case would be just finishing a game and looking for something similar. A new co-op game with a friend, a psone era jrpg... something that I might look for that I don't think is captured on the site yet is art-style or playtime.
Also, if these are filters you select, people that want a truly random game can obviously just not select anything.
Yeah I think it would be pretty simple to implement, even with filters. I'm just going to assume you are using SQL databases so simple where clauses would work pretty easy to use filters if needed.
Obviously oversimplifying but I think in terms of additions this wouldn't be up there on the difficulty scale. I've honestly been looking for a good random game gen and I cant think of anything better than a 50k+ library of games.