Let's Create a List of Browser Games for the Database!

#1 Posted by BeachThunder (12437 posts) -

Alright, now that browser games are finally acceptable in the wiki, I think it's about time to create a list of games we would like to see included in the database. Having a thread like this will be an easy way to keep track of which articles still have yet to be written. Make sure that when you're suggesting games that you keep these guidelines in mind:

Guidelines for Inclusion - it benefits a game if it can meet one or more of these criteria.


  • Games that are played on their own domain
  • Games that have been discussed in an editorial capacity
  • Games that have been developed by designers already included in the Giant Bomb database for their work on other, more traditional platforms.
  • Games that have cards giving points/ or money.

I'll start off with some games that I think should be added to the database:

The Grow series.
Meat Boy.
One Chance.
#2 Posted by JJGIANT (760 posts) -

Wait, you can add browser games to the wiki now? I thought the guys specifically debunked that idea, saying there are waaaaay to many browser games to try and maintain, with thousands getting put out each day.
#3 Posted by ZombiePie (5756 posts) -

Alright I'm going to anchor this because there is now a massive 350 point wiki task for working on the Browser platform page.

Also, and this is very important, DO NOT EDIT THE TEXT ON THE PLATFORM PAGE! ESPECIALLY THE RULES!

Moderator
#4 Posted by KaosAngel (13764 posts) -

....that page is going to flippin' huge.  O_______O

What counts and what doesn't count?

#5 Posted by StarFoxA (5165 posts) -
#6 Posted by KaosAngel (13764 posts) -
@StarFoxA: Yes, I found it on Destructoid.  Both of them...and then on that awful Gawker site for games.
#7 Posted by StarFoxA (5165 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @StarFoxA: Yes, I found it on Destructoid.  Both of them...and then on that awful Gawker site for games. "
Well, does it mean "editorial capacity" as in on Giant Bomb, or "editorial capacity" in general?
#8 Edited by Mikemcn (7023 posts) -

Well if meat boy is in there then I submit Fancy Pants Adventures 1 And 2, they've been mentioned in relation to the xbox live fancy pants game. 

#9 Posted by pikeplacer (388 posts) -

FrontierVill seems logical.
#10 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" Well if meat boy is in there then I submit Fancy Pants Adventures 1 And 2, they've been mentioned in relation to the xbox live fancy pants game.  "
Meat Boy and Fancy Pants 1 and 2 are up. I don't know the exact release date for the Fancy Pants games because Armor Games doesn't show that information, but I'm sure someone will figure it out.

I've also created Alien Hominid. Are there any other Flash games that were later made into full console games?
#11 Posted by Brackynews (4094 posts) -

After some quick mod and power-user queries (plus it finally got a Wikipedia entry too), I'm adding Abobo's Big Adventure with a subheading for Aboboy's Small Adventure, the by-donation downloadable game. It should be a fun little page.

Unlike Retro City Rampage, A.B.E. is unlikely to see a commercial release (and the devs say as much) given the amount of Nintendo fan service. But I'd argue that it has the production values necessary, and the pair of devs has the potential to do much bigger original games. There's no escaping parody and Newgrounds games in the wiki... and we need more than just PETA games. (Though there should be something reasonable done to index the growing catalogue of PETA properties *cringe*.)

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