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The task force dedicated to the world of video games!


The goals of this task force is to work and improve all items about video games, adding the necessary missing information (e.g. labels, descriptions, statements), as well as other necessary tasks.

As new games are released each day, the goal will also be to keep up with the new releases of games, to make Wikidata's coverage of video game data as comprehensive as possible.


This section includes useful resources to be used on video game items.


Title ID Data type Description Example Inverse
instance of 31 Item the subject is an instance of the object (should be video game)
series 179 Item the item is part of a series, whose sum constitutes the object
genre 136 Item genre of a creative work or genre in which an artist works (Sinistar: Unleashed) genre (action game)
based on 144 Item work used as basis (The Hobbit) based on (The Hobbit)
manufacturer 176 Item the main manufacturer (excluding sub-contracted manufacturers) (Wii U) manufacturer (Nintendo)
developer 178 Item the person or organisation that developed this item (Firefox) developer (Mozilla Foundation)
director 57 Item (Crysis 3) director (Cevat Yerli)
author 50 Item (Crysis 3) author (Steven Hall)
designer 287 Item person(s) in charge of designing an item (Schleicher ASK 21) designer (Rudolf Kaiser)
composer 86 Item (Lost Odyssey) composer (Nobuo Uematsu)
publisher 123 Item name of organisation responsible of the publication of subject (Sinistar: Unleashed) publisher (THQ)
software engine 408 Item engine used to develop a software product (System Shock 2) software engine (Dark Engine)
distribution 437 Item distribution method used to release a work (Sinistar: Unleashed) distribution (Steam)
platform 400 Item platform for which a software has been developed or released; en:Template:Infobox software and en:Template:Infobox video game (Sinistar: Unleashed) platform (Microsoft Windows)
operating system 306 Item operating system (OS) on which a software works (Firefox) operating system (Microsoft Windows)
game mode 404 Item available game mode(s) in a video game (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) game mode (single-player video game)
programming language 277 Item the programming language(s) in which the software is developed ([[|]]) programming language ([[|]])
language 407 Item language of a work (Sinistar: Unleashed) language (English)
original language 364 Item original language of a work (Sinistar: Unleashed) original language (English)
stable version 348 String up to date stable version of the software (Firefox) stable version (19.0.2)
logo image 154 Commons media file graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations (only for images on Commons) ([[|]]) logo image ([[commons:File:|]])
image 18 Commons media file a relevant illustration (only for images on Commons)
review score 444 String review score received by a creative work ([[|]]) review score ()
score by 447 Item the issuer of a review score (also known as the reviewer) ([[|]]) score by ([[|]])

Main articles[edit]

The task force has its articles separated by year of release:

pre-1990 1990s 2000s 2010s

Other articles[edit]

Game companies








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