So I did a bit of game collection organizing over the weekend and decided to finally start tracking everything digitally, and this site seemed a good fit for that. The goofy intro video sold me on it anyway. So first of all, much thanks Peter for your hard work on this. After the process of adding everything in, I just thought of a few suggestions that might be pretty useful for collectors, especially those with larger libraries of old stuff.
Search within shelves:
It would be great to be able to search within your collection to see if something is there. For those instances when you’re raiding a yard sale or swap meet, and can’t remember if you have a certain game or not. If you’re sifting through a couple hundred games on a smart phone it might take a while… If there’s a workaround I’m missing on this, let me know!
On the game’s page, it’d be cool to have a quick link to some kind of price chart or maybe a simple ebay search to be able to easily check a game’s value.
When a game is part of your collection, it might be nice to be able to tag it’s condition, complete in box, missing manual, torn label, etc
Switch game art:
Sometimes there are multiple cover art images, it’d be cool to set the artwork accordingly for whatever system you are playing it on.
I know some of these features are part of other collection tracking software, but I think those lack the sense of community that Grouvee is trying to foster. Maybe some of these are easy to implement, maybe not, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to bring them up!
One other minor gripe, after adding in all my games, it was pretty tedious to go through and add the platform info for each. Maybe instead when you click to add a game to your shelf, you could immediately choose the platform(s) you want to categorize it under.
So those are just some suggestions, otherwise the process of adding my collection went pretty smoothly, and of course I ended up generating a nice backlog of games to catch up on this winter. I’ll try and contribute a few obscure reviews here and there as well.
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