RAWG

The IMDb of video games 🎮 👾

There is no place on the Internet where one can manage all their games in one library, track stats, and discover what to play next. RAWG.io solves these problems with a community-driven database of game creators and games across all stores and platforms. Now RAWG has over 52,000 games in its database and over 15,000 game creators.

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29 Reviews4.5/5
Very cool, seems to aggregate a lot of different data. I like that you have a featured developers section - sometimes these great people are missed out! I used Raptr a lot back in the day and XFire before that, so I can see the similarities. I think the biggest thing will be if you can nail communication - although slightly different, I think services like Discord are your biggest competition.
This platform is simply beautiful. 😍

Is the primary purpose as a recommendation engine? Is it a reviews aggregator? Is it a "do everything thats already being done elsewhere, but do it in one place" website? What does RAWG do that Steam/Metacritic/Gamerankings/gaming websites don't already do? I guess I don't see the value to spending hours making a unified list of all the games that I already own and that I already know that I own, when having that final list doesnt seem to provide any new utility.

Pros:

The UI is nice enough

Cons:

I dont understand why I need or should want this

Jason, thanks a lot for the feedback. Usually users don't need to create list of their games manually, you just need to add your accounts name to sync and you will automatically get a full list of your games from all platforms and devices. If you don't need such function, so we just hope that at some time you will use RAWG as a unified database, to get full info about game without the need to visiting dozens of "Steam/Metacritic/Gamerankings/gaming websites" to get it.
Thanks for hunting @sergey_ulankin, when did you and your team first start working on this? What inspired you to start building it?
@abadesi We started it a year ago, November 2016. We launched a semi-closed alpha in May 2017. ‘Inspired’ is not the right word here, we were kind of frustrated to be honest. :-) You see, we all know places to go when you want some good recommendations in media & entertainment industries. Books have Goodreads (Bookmate, and others), movies have IMDb (and many other services), music has Spotify… But when it comes to games, there are no cross-platform recommendation services. Of course, Steam, PSN, and other stores/platforms have this ‘You might also like’ feature, but they obviously don't know your preferences on other platforms, but even if they did, it is hard to imagine Steam recommending you a game for Nintendo Switch. So our major goal is to build a cross-platform recommendation system for games that will take into account your gaming experience across different platforms/devices (and, by the way, according to various reports, more than 3/4 gamers play more than two devices). But to solve this problem, we had to create a launch pad first – the base built with data. So we set out to create a cross-platform database of games (we aim to reach 100,000 titles this year, which will make us the most comprehensive database of games) and a game creators database. Obviously, if you want to recommend people what to play, you have to know who made the games this person loved and hated before. At the same time, the industry is very ‘depersonalized’. You may easily name 10 favorite movie directors, 10 writers, 10 musicians in a snap, but it's hard to name 10 favorite game designers even for industry experts. So here we are now, a year of building the team and the product, and we are happy to present the beta version of RAWG. There's a long way to go, but we are very excited with the support Product Hunt community gave us, so we'll double our efforts to bring recommendations to the gaming industry as soon as possible. Thank you for for the support and the question.
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@abadesi @sergey_ulankin Frustration can breed inspiration and creativity. :)
@sergey_ulankin Amazing! 👏🏽
Looking good!