A Large Database Of Free Games (My new crazy project)

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A Large Database Of Free Games (My new crazy project)

Post by bobreece20 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:05 pm

Hi guys, I'm back once more to tell you about my latest crazy project.
Its a large (400+) database of freeware/indie free to play games with direct download links, they are all free, legal, ad free, and most come close to big studio/publisher standards, in fact some are even big publisher games released as freeware. The site also allows anyone to add games, artwork, reviews and ratings. Just wanted to get some feedback on the looks, usability and your general opinions about it.
link: thefreegamesdb.com

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Post by MrTwosheds » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:51 pm

That's not crazy at all, its a great idea, hope it works out well for you.
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Post by Nielk1 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:51 am

It needs a lot of work but it looks wonderful. Are you going to have any APIs for external access to your data? I ask because I am working on a sort of, integrating 'super thing' and this data is definitely something of interest. :-P

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Post by bobreece20 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:01 pm

I do intend to have an api but my time is extremely limited atm so I haven't made it yet

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Post by bobreece20 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:45 pm

@Nielk1 We now have a very basic API, see: http://thefreegamesdb.com/API.php

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Post by Nielk1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:58 am

bobreece20 wrote:@Nielk1 We now have a very basic API, see: http://thefreegamesdb.com/API.php
Very nice.
I might suggest you look into JSON returns as well since they are easily used natively in JavaScript and are less verbose, often a fraction of the size of XML. Just a suggestion, I work with JSON a lot at work right now.

I am messing with a Minecraft Mod atm, but I will be jumping back into a project that can make use of this data soon.

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Post by sabrebattletank » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:24 pm

Woah, this is really cool.

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Post by bobreece20 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:22 pm

I've made a JSON API can someone please check its correct, as I've never used JSON before so it might have errors in it.

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Post by Nielk1 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:22 am

bobreece20 wrote:I've made a JSON API can someone please check its correct, as I've never used JSON before so it might have errors in it.
I will check a bit later. I don't think keys need to be in quotes but I could be wrong. I do most of my JSON work at work atm so I don't have something on hand yet to reference.

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Post by Apollo » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:56 am

Looks good, i didn't see Call to Power 2 from Activision which is open source.
Not a lot of open source games there yet.
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Post by bobreece20 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:26 am

Call to Power 2 still requires an original CD to play, hence its not free. There is many more open source games in the database but as it was a post feature all the games automatically got tagged with closed regardless of whether they were open or not so the database needs someone to go through and correct it.

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