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VGG Game Entry Guide
This page explains what constitutes a game entry and a game version on VGG. If you have any doubt about the process that is not covered here, please ask in the How to VGG Forum or contact a VGG admin directly.
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Game vs. Version
What gets a Game Entry
What gets a Game Version
Most of the time it is easy to tell what constitutes a game version; typically, versions are just the same game sold on different platforms and in different regions. Any special or collectors editions also get a version. For example:
Sometimes we get an unusual case where a game title is sold on multiple platforms as the same game, but is actually two different games. 99% of the time these titles are movie tie-in games that use different developers to make two separate games - one for console/PC and one for handheld devices. Two different games are made to suit the limitations and capabilities of the different hardware, and are then packaged and sold as the same game. In these cases, each release should get it's own game entry because they are technically different games. For example:
Please Note: A game in this situation should only be split when it is clearly two different games. And by this we mean that the gameplay or genre are substantially different from each other, not that the graphics have been changed slightly or that some features have been stripped out. Separating a game entry into two has always been one of the gray areas of VGG. Most of the time it will come down to individual calls. Again, if you have any doubt, post in the How to VGG forum and we will check it, or contact an admin directly.Some examples of games that should not be split:
Board Game/Video Game Hybrids
Although relatively rare, more and more games have been coming out that are played with both physical cards or media in collaboration with a video game. For these we create an entry on both BGG and VGG, then link the two using the "Adapted from boardgame/videogame" option.
Sometimes these "hybrid" games are more board game than video game and vice versa. In these instances the game will get an entry on just BGG or VGG, depending upon which domain deems it within their scope.
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