One task on my list for this month was to add in new Game Platforms to Cheerful Ghost in Linux, Mac and more. I also added the Platform sections so you can get a breakdown on the most popular games for those platforms.

Since the site's launch we imported our games list from various un-awesome sources. It required a ton of manual cleaning and pruning of bad games in the list. We also had to add a __TON__ of games by hand. So I retired the old game importing routines and started afresh. I also decided to ditch our old game list sources and go primary so we now import direct from Steam, Android Store, iOS Store and the Wii U. As new consoles are released ill add support for them as well, it wasn't hard to add the Wii U all told.

One nice thing about importing directly from Steam and the new Linux and Mac support is that these platforms are getting better over time. For instance, the Linux and Mac platform pages list many more popular games than they once did:

At the end of the day this means that our Steam importers will get more of your games and you will spend less time sending us messages about games we don't have in the system. :D

With the new system in place that brings our total tracked games to 21,897.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 04/14/2013 at 10:08pm


jaelte wrote on 04/15/2013 at 05:18am

Great news! You'd mentioned awhile back that you were planning to improve this. I'm glad you have. :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/15/2013 at 05:38am

Yep, as I worked on other stuff this kind of fell off my radar. Until now :D

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/15/2013 at 03:43pm

Thanks for all your hard work, sir!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/15/2013 at 07:04pm

No problem, I really enjoy my time working on it and couldn't imagine much being as rewarding as doing this stuff.

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