Video Game Collection

I have been playing, buying, and collecting video games ever since I was a kid. Over the years, I have amassed quite a collection, and I've always wanted a good way of keeping track of what I have.

I've made some rudimentary webpages before, but I finally found some inspiration to put together a visual database of my games collection.

My Games Collection / Database

By visiting the above link, you can view lists of all the games I have in my collection. You can click on each Console and Handheld to see a list of all individual games. You can also click on Condition and Region to filter results.

Inspiration for the layout came from prolific Giant Bomb community member, Brad Lynch, when he tweeted screenshots of spreadsheets cataloguing his own collection. I instantly loved his layout.

Something that really puzzled me for a long time was how to include Digital games into my collection. Obviously some games are so incredibly simple, should they be included? 10 years ago, I think that was a difficult question to consider, but now? You can buy every games available on the platform digitally whether it's a full AAA release, indie release, or a simple game release. Using Digital as a condition type is perfect.

Going a step further, I could also use region to narrow down the version of the game. Including other information, such as Publisher, Developer, and Release Date seemed like a lot of data entry, but it didn't really take all that long to do. I've always been curious which are the most common developer and publishers among my games.

Unfortunately, these are only all of the games I have with me in Japan. The bulk of my collection is back in America and I won't have access to catalogue it until I return to visit.

But, overall, I'm quite happy. Another project marked off of the bucket list as I closed out the the oldest open bug case in my GitHub. :)