One of the most exciting features we’ve been working on at Retro Gaming Australia launches today. After two years of work, we are proud to announce that our wiki, the Australian Gaming Database, is now accessible to the public.
The Australian Gaming Database is our attempt to catalogue the history of video gaming in Australia. You will find pages for
- Every console, computer and handheld released in Australia
- Every video and computer game magazine produced in Australia, with cover galleries
- Every video and computer game television programme produced in Australia
- Every video game developer based in Australia
- Every video game developed in Australia, including ones that were never released
- Publishers, distributors and other major companies involved in gaming in Australia
- Key people responsible for the development of the industry in Australia
- Major issues such as censorship
- Court cases involving video game companies
Please be aware that the AGDB is still in a beta state. We’ve been working on this project behind the scenes for a long time, and were itching to show it off and get some feedback. Originally we wanted to launch 18 months ago, but the release date kept slipping as our plans got more grandiose. Much of the categorisation needs to be formalised, and a good chunk of the pages are not yet complete.
Many pages are still incomplete, but if you feel like you have something to contribute, you can request an account. Open account registration is not available at this stage since we don’t want to deal with wiki spammers and vandals.