what it is

GameScry is a game catalog aimed at casual browsers and people who do not know what they're looking for.

It is mainly for PC / browser / mobile games, but console games can be posted too.

how it works

Anyone can submit a game. Games are unique by name, case-insensitive. To edit a game after it's posted you must be either:

If a game creator finds that someone else is listing info about their game incorrectly, or there is a disputed game name, they can request to authenticate as the game owner instead, and the game will be flagged for review.

orbs

Get 5 orbs when you sign up. Get 3 orbs for registering a game, and get 1 orb when someone upvotes a review that you leave.

You can use up to 3 orbs upvoting a game.

GSGP: Game Scry Game Protocol - sync live data from your game

GSGP is a way for games to report live or dynamic information back to Game Scry.

Devs:

Create an endpoint that provides the following (optional) fields in a JSON response:

GameScry will automatically begin pinging it for updates when you enter it, approx every 30 min.

{
	name: [name of your game - optional, just for reference],
	active_players: [number],
	leaderboards: {
		[board label]: {
			[player name / id]: [player score],
			...			
		},
		[board label]: {
			...
		}
	},
}
						

suggestions

Feel free to: contact the dev!

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