We are the team behind the Internet Game Database, IGDB.com - Ask Us Anything!
We are the team behind the Internet Game Database, IGDB.com
First off, we would like to shoutout to /r/gamedev who gave us a lot of valuable feedback on how to improve the website over the last year.
We are on a mission to build the ultimate game site. We plan to achieve this by combining all relevant information about games into one spot, building smart features on top and then attracting both gamers and people from the game industry to interact with each other.
We had a Reddit thread 1 year ago when we launched, which provided us with a lot of feedback that really put us on track.
One of the biggest issues that came up was that we didn't have a free license. We have since created an API which allows developers to freely use the data, even for commercial and competing products. To this date 619 projects have access to the data. More information about that here: https://www.igdb.com/api
We recently launched a feature which allows voice actors to claim their account. They now have a video game oriented profile page which can be maintained by themselves or their agents. In the future, we will be working to support other types of professionals such as game developers and designers. More information here: https://www.igdb.com/pro_verified
Please Ask us anything!
We are still going strong answering your questions, so please keep em coming!
We are still here, keep the questions rolling.
EDIT: Thanks for a great AMA so far! Keep on asking your questions and we will answer them after some sleep :)
Ok, back in action. Let's rock!