Games are an engaging way to get to know Wikidata. We should have more of them.
Things to keep in mind:
- We do not want gamification!
- We do not want to incentivice people to do bad edits and other actions on Wikidata
Some great existing games:
- https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Everything_is_connected (source)
- https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikidata-game/ (source)
- https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikidata-game/distributed (source)
- https://stadt-land-wikidata.netlify.com (source)
- http://guessr.morr.cc (source)
- http://auregann.fr/derdiedas/ (source)
Inspirations for new games:
- a memory game
- bring a set of items into the right order (for example order the given events chronologically or actors by number of movies)
- 20 questions
- guess the artist (give a list of artist names and gradually reveal a painting. let the player select the right artist)
- catch phrase (give a catchphrase and let the player guess who it is from)
- named after (give the player a famous person and images of things. let them guess which of the things is named after the person.)
Steps to get started on a new game:
- Read the introduction of Wikidata https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Introduction
- Learn how to get data out of Wikidata https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Data_access
- Check the source code of any of the existing games linked above to gain more understanding on how to develop games for Wikidata
- Develop a fun game!
- When your game is ready, learn how to host it on Wikimedia's Toolforge https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Toolforge