Posted by dave_e on 21st August 2019
One of the (many) struggles that we've faced in putting together Everygamegoing is how to link games that were released on many different machines, with either the same or different titles. Obviously, when we only contained items for a few machines, this could be done manually. As the site has gotten bigger and bigger however, we have had to rely on a few scripts to do it on our behalf. And, as a script is only as good as the human who wrote it, it's been a good few years of hair-pulling as we have tried to straighten out all the data.
Today, however, marked a final "push" to create a new, intuitive view connecting all of the different games that appeared on a variety of formats - and we've done it. From today, clicking on the game title on a landing page shows you not only the game for that machine, but all other machines that it appeared for.
For example, click here to see how the cult game Exile appeared over all formats.