Wikidata talk:WikiProject Video games/Properties

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May be to delete all descriptions in order to see language-localised version of each? Infovarius (talk) 12:38, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

DLC's, expansion packs and relationship with "series spin-off" and "plot expanded in"[edit]

Expansion packs already can be typed as an instance of (P31) : expansion pack (Q209163)

Downloadable Content or DLC's often will expand on original plot lines as well as spin-off alternative worlds and settings, but even sometimes using an alternative game engine and introducing different mechanics and gameplay.

Examples:

 "Rise of Industry" and "Rise of Industry: 2130"(DLC)
 "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" and "Assassin's Creed Odyssey - The Fate of Atlantis"(DLC)

I didn't see a direct property for DLC's. But maybe that's a good thing...because... I feel that just because it is called "downloadable content", there are synonyms of "expansion", "game pack", "expansion set" also used in other game genre's like collectible card games, board games, etc. Maybe there should just be a simple "official game expansion" property created so that it could be generically used on ANY game genre?

That would lend itself to being able to query a game and retrieve all its "official game expansions".

This would also be different from mod of (P7075)

This would also be different from series spin-off (P2512) and plot expanded in (P5940) where both could still be used to say something about plot or spin-off's.

What is the reverse of part of the series (P179) when we are talking about video game expansions? If there is not an existing reverse property, then could that be "official game expansion" ?

--- Thadguidry (talk) 21:26, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

downloadable content (Q1066707) is used as instance of (P31) and it is a subclass of expansion pack (Q209163). There are already 20 items with this statement (e.g. Age of Empires II: Rise of the Rajas (Q28036752).
Sometimes part of (P361) is used to link from the original work to the downloadbale content (see Civilization V (Q2385) and Civilization V: Brave New World (Q7383408) which is the reverse of part of the series (P179). This is indeed a bit unspecific. A property like "official game expansion" would have more expression. Diggr (talk) 11:24, 6 November 2019 (UTC)