Brings back an array of information on a publisher by its Publisher ID, its Publisher Folder or its Name.
This same command is used for each and needs to take a mandatory key->value pair as parameters.
The [key] must be one of the following:
A [value] must be given. See the examples for further details.
The following call, substituting 'publisher_id' for [key] and '8' for [value]:
will return a response containing the following array:
Note: If using publisher_info, you will need to URL encode the value if it includes the space character.
"publisher_library_state_desc":"Software no longer available direct from publisher",
"publisher_address":"Algray House, 33 Bradbury Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire",
The fields returned are explained in the following table:
||Value Data Type
||Publisher Library State
||Software no longer available...
||Algray House ... Yorkshire
||Publisher State ID
||Publisher Library State ID
If you have viewed the Algray publisher's landing page on the Everygamegoing site, then you will see the above information used to give some information on the publisher.
This call is most useful when you require more information on a the publisher of a particular item. Essentially, the Publisher State indicates whether the publisher is still producing games (and hence indicates if items may be available brand new) and the Publisher Website may provide a link to the website where the item may be purchased. The other fields returned will probably not be useful to you yet.