Behind the scenes, we have been working very hard on this exciting new feature, and it’s a feature that has been in the works for a while. Today, we’re happy to announce the CIPT Games Codex.
What is this Games Codex? In simple terms, it is a database of games, developers, and publishers. We wanted to provide a way for our community to easily find important information and links for games discussed on our website. Links to such things as websites and social media, and where possible, links directly relating to matters of support and accessibility.
Aside from the games themselves, our Codex provides a way to also provide this information for platforms, developers, and publishers.
In our articles, we can now choose games, developers, publishers, and platforms it relates to. As you can see above, the sidebar includes a segment linking to the page in the Games Codex. For games, it shows more relevant information which link directly to those entities in the Games Codex.
Aside from linking from our articles, the Codex can also be searched on its own. Shown above is the top of the list of all games. You’ll see filters and alphabetical ordering available, as well as the games available in the CIPT Codex displayed by their title and box art.
Searching by platform, genre, developer, and publisher is also possible. Shown above is the start of the list of publishers, where available with a logo.
As is visible above. The list of genres and platforms is a bit more compact in design.
When looking at a game profile, it shows some of the basic info like who the developer and/or publisher is, the genres and platforms, the age rating (often multiple, like ESRB and PEGI). If we have done a menu deep dive for the game, it will be linked among the basic info too.
Below that, all the links to socials, community links, and very important: links to support and accessibility information and points of contact. Support and accessibility links for the developer and/or publisher will also be shown on the game profile page as well.
Below the profile itself are links to articles on Can I Play That connected to the game. So this provides an ideal way to easily find out everything we have published about the game.
The above screenshot and the one below, show all possible links for demonstration purposes only, it’s unlikely one entry has every one of these links available.
For developers and publishers (and in a lesser sense platforms) a similar profile page is available. Below those profile pages is a list of games connected to the company or platform, and below that we display links to any article on Can I Play That connected to it, much like those on the game specific pages.
And that is the CIPT Games Codex! We’re very excited that this is now live and hope that it will help make the browsing experience more useful and informative for those who want to know more information! As always, please reach out to us should you have any issues, concerns, or corrections.