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DescriptionURL of the game on
Data typeURL
Domainvideo game (Q7889)
Allowed values\S+:\S+
Example 1Night in the Woods (Q19383244) → finji:night-in-the-woods
Example 2Pikuniku (Q60774329) → devolverdigital:pikuniku
Example 3Anodyne (Q16267613) → sean-han-tani:anodyne (Q22905933)
Planned useAdding link to a few games to
Number of IDs in source> 152 000, but most are likely not in wikidata, so I guess much less
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URL$1
Robot and gadget jobsnone planned


Completeness along GOG application ID (P2725) or Steam Application ID (P1733), also would be useful combined with Visual Novel Database ID (P3180) since there is a few VN on Misc (talk) 19:42, 11 February 2019 (UTC)


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I propose to use the full URL here, since has 1 website per creator, so using a external_id would requires some more complex transformation than just a prefix (like allow). A regexp matching would be fine, not sure if this can be done (something like https://$$2 with external_id matched against (\S+)/(\S+) ).

  •   Support David (talk) 07:29, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment Sounds like a job for wikidata-externalid-url − it could easily convert finji:night-in-the-woods into the correct URL. (Using the full URL, this would not have much practical difference than full work available at (P953)) Jean-Fred (talk) 22:00, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment That seems much better, I have a provisional (untested) patch here --Misc (talk) 22:54, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Good addition to other Store IDs (GOG, Humble, Epic, Steam). Jean-Fred (talk) 08:57, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment I was curious how many usage would need to be migrated to this property − in the end it’s just a few dozen (and as I am so proud of my SPARQL here it is ^_^) Jean-Fred (talk) 18:15, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment Looking at the data, I noticed many usage from developer to their subdomain (eg Red Fox Game Studios (Q57019633)). Should this proposal cover only the games or also the developers? I’d be tempted to say both. Jean-Fred (talk) 18:15, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
# All URLs 
SELECT ?item ?itemLabel (SAMPLE(?typeLabel) as ?nature) ?propertyLabel ?url
  SELECT ?property WHERE {
    ?property rdf:type wikibase:Property.
    ?property wikibase:propertyType wikibase:Url .
} AS %properties
  SELECT ?item ?url ?property WHERE {
    INCLUDE %properties .
    ?property wikibase:directClaim ?wdt.
    ?item ?wdt ?url.
    FILTER regex (STR(?url), "").
} AS %items
  INCLUDE %items.
  ?item wdt:P31 ?type.
  SERVICE wikibase:label {
    bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". 
    ?type rdfs:label ?typeLabel.
    ?item rdfs:label ?itemLabel.
    ?property rdfs:label ?propertyLabel.
} GROUP BY ?item ?itemLabel ?propertyLabel ?url

Try it!

  •   Comment If we use both, wouldn't it mean we can't enforce constraint (like making sure distribution format (P437) has a value of (Q22905933), since this wouldn't make sense for a developer ? Misc (talk) 23:28, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment So, wouldn't it make more sense to have a separate "profil on", for developper/studio, and keep this property for game ? Then the 2nd one can just be a simple url ($ This would also permit to extract informations such as the twitter account associated with the developper/studios, since that's in the webpage in a parsable format (a meta tag). I see also there is a numerical ID for both games and developpers in the same meta tag, not sure how to use it except injecting in some query url like ), so I think this might not be that useful. --Misc (talk) 20:32, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Developers and video games needs their own seperate identifiers. --Trade (talk) 13:15, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose proposed format. Use URL-datatype instead. --- Jura 22:02, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Jura1: What advantages and disadvantages do you see either way? This will affect the tennis one I proposed too. --99of9 (talk) 00:53, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
  • The proposed format is not an identifier used on that site nor does it allow to generate urls directly at Wikidata. The only advantage I see it that it might save 15 bytes per value. --- Jura 07:42, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support either way (URL or compound ID). Another small advantage of using this compound ID method is that if they change their URL format somewhere down the track, we can adapt more easily. --99of9 (talk) 03:20, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment I have been thinking a lot about this, and I see more and more where Jura1 is coming from. I’m not sure I care either way − I think I’m just more "used" to the idea of IDs and compound IDs (pun intended ;)) than URLs. I wonder if this would be worth bringing to the Project chat to get more opinions involved? Jean-Fred (talk) 09:34, 3 July 2019 (UTC)