Template:Infobox VG

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Infobox VG

Please add an image


This documentation is transcluded from Template:Infobox VG/doc.
This page is based on (or is a copy of) w:Template:Infobox VG

[edit] Usage

{{Infobox VG
| width          = 
| title          = 
| image          = 
| caption        = 
| aspect ratio   = 
| developer      = 
| publisher      = 
| distributor    = 
| designer       = 
| composer       =
| license        = 
| series         = 
| engine         = 
| version        = 
| released       = 
| genre          = 
| modes          = 
| ratings        = 
| platform       = 
| media          = 
| language       = 
| requirements   = 
| input          = 
| drm            = 
| drm limit      = 

Add these fields for arcade games:

| cabinet        = 
| arcade system  = 
| cpu            = 
| sound          = 
| display        = 

Add these fields for games that are still updated after their initial release (i.e. open source games):

| latest release version = 
| latest release date    = 
| latest preview version = 
| latest date            = 

All fields are optional. See talk page for examples and standards.

[edit] Syntax Guide

  • Width (Variable: width)
Overrides the default width of the template (use only if needed).
  • Title (Variable: title)
What's the name of this game?
Example: Super Mario Bros.
Use: the full name of the game including punctuation and style. ("Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars", not "Super Mario RPG" or "Legend of the Seven Stars")
Avoid: linking the name of the game.
  • Relevant Image (Variable: image)
By which graphic can the game be identified in the marketplace?
Use: Ideally, the most recognizable English-language front and back covers (as 2 images of 125px width each, with no space between) or a promotional flier, in the case of an arcade game. Failing that, a logo or foreign-language cover can suffice. When the game was released on multiple platforms, the PC cover is preferred over console covers to avoid bias towards a certain console.
Avoid: Screenshots.
Size: To avoid stretching the Infobox overlarge, avoid using images with a width greater than 256 pixels. Where possible use 250px (or 2x125px), as it gives the best fit.
Wiki: [[Image:front-cover.ext|125px]][[Image:back-cover.ext|125px]]
  • Image caption (Variable: caption)
The description for the image (eg. Super Mario Bros. cover art)
Use: A short description of the image. Is it a flyer, a game cover, or something else? (See above for what an image should consist of.) This is used as the alternate text that will be displayed below the image.
Note: This field doesn't display if the image field is blank.
  • Developer(s) (Variable: developer)
Who were the game's developer(s)?
Example: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan
Use: the popular name(s) of the developer(s). This field is for the company that developed the game, as opposed to any individual staffers. In the case of a game made entirely by one designer, use the designer field instead.
Wiki: link the name(s).
  • Publisher(s) (Variable: publisher)
Who were the game's publisher(s)?
Use: the popular name(s) of the publisher(s).
Wiki: link the name(s).
  • Distributor(s) (Variable: distributor)
Who were the game's distributor(s)?
Use: the popular name(s) of the distributor(s). Only use this field if it is a different company from the publisher.
Wiki: link the name(s).
  • Designer(s) (Variable: designer)
Who were the game's designer(s)?
Use: the popular name(s) of the designer(s). This field is for notable staff that worked on the game, rather than companies.
Wiki: link the name(s).
  • License (Variable: license)
What license is the game software released under?
Use: chiefly useful for free software. Commercial EULA software does not require this field, but may be marked proprietary. Abandonware is not considered a license.
Wiki: link to a description of the license, or to the full text, if available.
  • Series (Variable: series)
What game series is this game associated with?
Use: the associated game series article. Only use this field if there's an article for the series.
Wiki: link the name(s). Make sure you italicize any game names that are part of the series title (such as [[Resident Evil (series)|''Resident Evil'' series]])
  • Engine (Variable: engine)
Does this game use a notable game engine?
Use: the name of the engine the game uses (such as the w:Lithtech engine), or the name of the game that this game's engine is based on (such as Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes being based on Metal Gear Solid 2's engine).
Wiki: link the name(s).
  • Version (Variable: version)
What is the latest version number of this game?
Use: the latest version number of the game. This field will typically only apply to PC games.
  • Release date(s) (Variable: released)
When was the game released? Or when is the game expected to be released? Format the date using the ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format.
Use: if possible, the exact release date. Whenever possible, use {{Vgrelease}} to mention release dates for different regions.
  • Modes (Variable: modes)
What modes does the game offer? Is there any online or cooperative mode? How many players can play at the same time?
Use: List all the important modes of the game.
Wiki: Cooperative, competitive, online<br/>Players: 1-4
  • Rating(s) (Variable: ratings)
What is the game's rating in its home country (or other countries it has been released in)?
Use: the rating most widely accepted in the game's country of production.
Wiki: [[Entertainment Software Rating Board|ESRB: Everyone]]
  • DRM (Variables: drm and drm limit)
What DRM technology(ies) is used to protect the game (drm), and what limitations (if applicable) does the DRM involved (like a maximum number of installation) (drm limit).
Wiki: link the DRM technology name, for instance: [[SecuROM]]
  • Arcade cabinet (Variable: cabinet)
What type of arcade cabinet does the game use?
Use: Upright, sit-down, cocktail, custom.
  • Arcade display (Variable: display)
The characteristics of the arcade hardware's video output, such as graphical technique, display resolution and monitor orientation.
Wiki: [[Raster graphics|Raster]], 256 x 224, horizontal orientation
  • Arcade system(s) (Variable: arcade system)
The name of the arcade system board hardware.
Wiki: link the name(s).

Note: In case of unique arcade hardware, leave the arcade system field empty and fill in the fields listed below.

  • Arcade CPU(s) (Variable: cpu)
The names and number of CPUs present.
Wiki: link the names if available.
  • Arcade sound system(s) (Variable: sound)
The names and number of hardware present.
Wiki: link the names if available.
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