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diggr Video Game Vocabulary

License: CC0-1.0

Vocabulary for video games defined by project diggr (Databased Infrastructure for Global Games Culture Research -

Used to describe video games and interlink between different video game databases. Includes source vocabulary from the used databases Mobygames, GameFAQs and Media Art Database.

Additionally, the linking vocabulary (diggr_linking.ttl) describe possible match candidates.

This is work in progress. At this state the vocabulary focus on:

  • Video game metadata at a broad level
  • Video game companies with their roles in the production process

Future Work:

  • provide alignments to FRBRoo for interoperability
  • Add more relationships between games


This vocabulary is licensed under the CC0 1.0 Universal - see the file for details


Some definitions were adapted from:

Jett, J., Sacchi, S., Lee, J. H., & Clarke, R. I. (2016). A conceptual model for video games and interactive media. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67, 505–517.

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