|Computer games archive|
MobyGames is an English language website that catalogs past and present computer games . At the moment (as of November 2013) information on over 75,000 games on 138 platforms can be found in the database , illustrated by over 550,000 screenshots . It should be noted, however, that a new data set is created for each system version of a game and thus a misleadingly large number of games is specified.
According to their own statements, MobyGames is the world's largest project for the documentation of computer games.
MobyGames was founded on March 1st, 1999 by Jim Leonard, Brian Hirt, and David Berk - three friends from high school . Back then, Leonard had the idea of exchanging information about electronic games with a larger fan base over the Internet .
In the beginning there was only DOS - and Windows - computer games on the site, as the founder with other platforms were not familiar. For the second birthday, the site was then expanded to include other systems such as PlayStation . The addition of more systems continued. A total of 138 platforms are now listed.
MobyGames was nominated for the Webby Award on April 11, 2006 by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences .