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The WikiProject dedicated to the world of video games!

GoalsEdit

The goals of this WikiProject is to work and improve all items about video games.

In particular, we ambition to be the hub for all videogame metadata, linking together hundreds of databases.


PropertiesEdit

Which properties should be used on game and game-related items?


Properties for gamesEdit

Core propertiesEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: the subject is an instance of the object (should be video game (Q7889))The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time <instance of> video game-
genreP136Itemgenre: genre of a creative work or genre in which an artist worksSinistar: Unleashed <genre> action game-
developerP178Itemvideo game developer and software developer: the person or organisation that developed this itemThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time <developer> Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development-
publisherP123Itempublisher: name of organisation responsible of the publication of subjectSinistar: Unleashed <publisher> THQ-
platformP400Itemcomputing platform: platform for which a software has been developed or released; en:Template:Infobox software and en:Template:Infobox video gameSinistar: Unleashed <platform> Microsoft Windows-
country of originP495Itemcountry of origin: country of origin of this item (creative work, food, phrase, product, etc.)Another World <country of origin> France-
publication dateP577Point in timedate of publication: release/publication dateSpace Invaders <publication date> 1978-
announcement dateP6949Point in timeannouncement: time of the first public presentation of a subject by the creator, of information by the mediaThe Last of Us <announcement date> 10 December 2011-

Main propertiesEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
distribution formatP437Itemdistribution method used to release a workSinistar: Unleashed <distribution format> digital download-
language of work or nameP407Itemlanguage: language of a workSinistar: Unleashed <language of work or name> English-
logo imageP154Commons media filelogo: graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations (only for images on Commons)Kansas City Royals <logo image> Kansas City Royals Insignia.svg-
imageP18Commons media fileillustration and image: a relevant illustration (only for images on Commons)Hal Koerner <image> HalKoerner2009.jpg-
official websiteP856URLofficial website and home page: URL of the official homepage of an item (current or former) [if the homepage changes, add an additional statement with preferred rank. Do not remove the former URL]NetHack <official website> http://www.nethack.org/-

Properties for relationships to other worksEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
part of the seriesP179Itemseries, series of creative works and event sequence: the item is part of a series, whose sum constitutes the objectThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time <part of the series> The Legend of Zelda-
followsP155Itemfollows: immediately prior item in a series of which the subject is a part [if the subject has replaced the preceding item, e.g. political offices, use "replaces" (P1365)]The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time <part of the series> The Legend of Zelda
<follows> The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
followed by
followed byP156Itemfollowed by: immediately following item in a series of which the subject is a part [if the subject has been replaced, e.g. political offices, use "replaced by" (P1366)]The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time <part of the series> The Legend of Zelda
<followed by> The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
follows
based onP144Itembased on: work used as basisThe Hobbit <based on> The Hobbitderivative work
inspired byP941Itemwork, human, place or event which inspired this creative work or fictional entityYandere Simulator <inspired by> School Days-
plot expanded inP5940Itemsequel, prequel and tie-in: a narrative of this creative work is expanded in another work while not necessarily being part of the same series. For series use P179 insteadAssassin's Creed <plot expanded in> Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles-
plot expanded in with qualifier object has roleP3831Itemrole: (qualifier) role or generic identity of the value of a statement ("object") in the context of that statement; for the role of the item the statement is on ("subject"), use P2868.Assassin's Creed <plot expanded in> Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles
<object has role> prequel
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media franchiseP8345Itemmedia franchise: this creative work belongs to this media franchiseSmurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle <media franchise> The Smurfs-

Gameplay propertiesEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
game modeP404Itemgame mode: available game mode(s) in a video gameThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time <game mode> single-player video game-
maximum number of playersP1873Quantityplayer: maximum numbers of players of a gameCrash Team Racing <maximum number of players> 4-
minimum number of playersP1872Quantityplayer: minimum numbers of players of a gameCrash Team Racing <minimum number of players> 1-

Staff propertiesEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
directorP57Itemdirector: director(s) of film, TV-series, stageplay, video game or similarCrysis 3 <director> Cevat Yerli-
authorP50Itemauthor and writer: main creator(s) of a written work (use on works, not humans); use P2093 when Wikidata item is unknown or does not existCrysis 3 <author> Steven Hall-
designed byP287Itemdesigner: person(s) in charge of designing an itemMario Bros. <designed by> Gunpei Yokoi-
composerP86Itemcomposer: person(s) who wrote the music [for lyricist, use "lyrics by" (P676)]Lost Odyssey <composer> Nobuo Uematsu-
composer with qualifier genreP136Itemgenre: the genre of the soundtrack (Q217199)Cuphead <composer> Kristofer Maddigan
<genre> jazz
-
producerP162Itemfilm producer and record producer: person(s) who produced the film, musical work, theatrical production, etc. (for film, this does not include executive producers, associate producers, etc.) [for production company, use P272, video games - use P178]Ōkami <producer> Atsushi Inaba-
programmerP943Itemprogrammer and software developer: the programmer that wrote the piece of softwareDoom <programmer> John Carmack-
game artistP3080Itemgame artist: game artist(s) that produced art assets for a role-playing games, collectible card games, video game, etc.The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess <game artist> Yusuke Nakano-
contributor to the creative work or subjectP767Itemcontributor: person or organization that contributed to a subject: co-creator of a creative work or subjectSilent Hunter III <contributor to the creative work or subject> Jürgen Oestencontributed to creative work
contributor to the creative work or subject with qualifier object has roleP3831Itemrole: (qualifier) role or generic identity of the value of a statement ("object") in the context of that statement; for the role of the item the statement is on ("subject"), use P2868.Silent Hunter III <contributor to the creative work or subject> Jürgen Oesten
<object has role> technical advisor
-

Characters and settingEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
voice actorP725Itemvoice actor: performer of a spoken role in a creative work such as animation, video game, radio drama, or dubbing over [use "character role" (P453) as qualifier] [use "cast member" (P161) for live acting]Grand Theft Auto IV <voice actor> Michael Hollick-
takes place in fictional universeP1434Itemfictional universe: the subject is a work describing a fictional universe, i.e. whose plot occurs in this universe.The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess <takes place in fictional universe> universe of The Legend of Zeldafictional universe described in
narrative locationP840Itemsetting: the narrative of the work is set in this locationMetroid <narrative location> Zebes-
set in periodP2408Itemhistorical period: historical, contemporary or future period the work is set in or event featured in the story of the workMercenary Force <set in period> Edo period-
set in environmentP8411Itemenvironment (geographic feature, building type, etc.) the narrative work is set inFran Bow <set in environment> psychiatric hospital-
charactersP674Itemfictional character: characters which appear in this item (like plays, operas, operettas, books, comics, films, TV series, video games)Super Smash Bros. Melee <characters> Donkey Kongpresent in work
characters with qualifier object has roleP3831Itemrole: (qualifier) role or generic identity of the value of a statement ("object") in the context of that statement; for the role of the item the statement is on ("subject"), use P2868.Super Mario Bros. <characters> Mario
<object has role> player character
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characters with qualifier narrative roleP5800Itemnarrative role of this character (should be used as a qualifier with P674 or restricted to a certain work using P642)Super Mario Bros. <characters> Mario
<narrative role> protagonist
-

Reception propertiesEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
review scoreP444Stringreview score received by a creative workSinistar <review score> 80/100-
review score byP447Itemthe issuer of a review score (also known as the reviewer), should be used as a qualifier of P444Dark Souls II <review score> 37/40
<review score by> Famitsu
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award receivedP166Itemaward, honorary citizenship and title of honor: award or recognition received by a person, organisation or creative workWitch It <award received> Deutscher Computerspielpreis-
nominated forP1411Itemaward nomination received by a person, organisation or creative work (inspired from "award received" (Property:P166))Baba Is You <nominated for> Seumas McNally Grand Prizenominee
Content RatingEdit
Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
ESRB ratingP852ItemESRB software rating classification system and Entertainment Software Rating Board: North American video game content ratingSuper Mario Bros. <ESRB rating> Everyone-
CERO ratingP853ItemCERO video game rating system and Computer Entertainment Rating Organization: Japanese video game rating systemSuper Mario Bros. <CERO rating> A (All ages)-
PEGI ratingP908ItemPan European Game Information: European video game rating systemGrand Theft Auto V <PEGI rating> PEGI 18-
USK ratingP914ItemUnterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle: German video game content ratingThe Legend of Zelda <USK rating> USK 0-
GSRR ratingP916ItemGame Software Rating Regulations: Taiwanese video game content ratingWorld of Warcraft <GSRR rating> Parental Guidance 15-
BBFC ratingP2629ItemBBFC classification category and BBFC classification system: British video game content ratingEx Machina <BBFC rating> 15 certificate-
Australian ClassificationP3156ItemAustralian Classification: Australian video game content ratingSuper Mario Odyssey <Australian Classification> PG-
OFLC classificationP7327ItemOFLC classification system: rating in the media content rating system of New ZealandRed Dead Redemption 2 <OFLC classification> R16-
rating certificate IDP2676Stringreference certificate identifier of content rating decisionsHeart of Darkness <ESRB rating> Everyone
<rating certificate ID> 3328
-
content descriptorP7367Itemcontent descriptor: content descriptors for this video game or filmFallout <PEGI rating> PEGI 16
<content descriptor> Bad Language
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Secondary propertiesEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
copyright licenseP275Itemlicense: license under which this copyrighted work is releasedNetHack <copyright license> Nethack General Public License-
programming languageP277Itemprogramming language: the programming language(s) in which the software is developedAnother World <programming language> assembly language-
software version identifierP348Stringsoftware version: up to date stable version of the softwareFirefox <software version identifier> 19.0.2-
software engineP408Itemsoftware engine: engine used to develop a software productSystem Shock 2 <software engine> Dark Engine-
significant eventP793Itemkey event: significant or notable events associated with the subject
value=project cancellation (Q28846358) Wikidata qualifier: point in time (P585);
Titanfall: Frontline <significant event> project cancellation-
soundtrack releaseP406Itemsoundtrack album, soundtrack single and soundtrack extended play: music release that incorporates music directly recorded from the soundtrack of an audiovisual workStar Fox <soundtrack release> Star Fox OST-

Properties for franchise/seriesEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and memberMetal Gear Solid <instance of> video game series-
series spin-offP2512Itemspin-off: series' spin-offsMetal Gear Solid <series spin-off> Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance-

Properties for modsEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and memberDefense of the Ancients <instance of> video game mod-
mod ofP7075Itemvideo game mod: video game this mod is based onPostal 2: Share the Pain <mod of> Postal 2-

Properties for expansion packs / DLCsEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and memberStarCraft: Brood War <instance of> expansion pack-
expansion ofP8646Itemexpansion pack: expansion pack of a game (video game, tabletop or board game)StarCraft: Brood War <expansion of> StarCraft-

Properties for platformsEdit

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and memberPlayStation 4 <instance of> video game console-
subclass ofP279Itemsubclass of: next higher class or type; all instances of these items are instances of those items; this item is a class (subset) of that item. Not to be confused with P31 (instance of)PlayStation Vita <subclass of> handheld game console-
manufacturerP176Itemproducer: the main manufacturer (excluding sub-contracted manufacturers)Wii U <manufacturer> Nintendoproduct or material produced
publication dateP577Point in timedate of publication: date or point in time when a work was first published or releasedPlayStation 4 <publication date> 15 November 2013-

Properties for charactersEdit

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