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About MobyGames

We need your help to improve and modernize, unleashing its treasure trove of game data!

What is MobyGames?
MobyGames is the oldest, largest and most accurate video game database. Spanning over 260 platforms from 1950 to date. For 20 years, it's been widely considered the IMDB of the games industry and often referenced as the canonical source for game information.

We have an extremely ambitious project: To meticulously catalog all relevant information about electronic games (computer, console, and now arcade) on a game-by-game basis. This includes scanned cover art (524,000 and counting!), extensive game credits (with over 790,000 developers!), rare promo art, screenshots and much more.

How your support will help
We'd like to bring on part-time programming help to fix bugs, improve contribution tools and continue working toward modernization of the platform. Aside from our amazing contributors, MobyGames is a tiny operation - it's just 2 gamers (ReedSimon) running the site in our spare time.

It's a massive undertaking, as MobyGames is a very complex site and the codebase is now over 20 years old! There are dozens of tools for the submission and approval processes that need to be overhauled, and the site is generally in desperate need of updates.

Become a MobyGames Patron!
We need your help! Your support will go a long way toward helping continue the MobyGames project for another 20+ years.

Let us know if you have any questions and we hope you'll join us!

As a special thanks to our early supporters, the first 100 $5+ Patrons (non-commercial) will be forever immortalized as a Founding Patron.

Thanks in part to the help of our wonderful Patrons, we have built an API! Though there's still a lot of work to do, it's a big step forward and non-commercial applications are now using it for free!

We also recently (fall 2018) upgraded our infrastructure, significantly improving site speed and stability. Along with many bug fixes, new tools, platforms and support for more content types.
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