Lest you think I have been horribly neglecting this project of late, I assure you that I am doing something, though less visible than playing games. I have taken some time to enter credits into MobyGames. It’s a large, tedious chore, but something that needs to get done. And I have an insane pile of credits. Plus, it’s relatively brainless work and I can listen to a movie at the same time. At first, I hated the task. But it is starting to grow on me. One of the strangest parts of the process (from the newcomer’s perspective) comes at the end of the credits entry for a game, the part where you must select categories for each credit title. For example:
The above screenshot depicts some of the more common and sane categories. The process becomes more like a game when you try to find appropriate categories for the more offbeat credit listings. Take these, from Radio Active:
This looks to be some kind of inside joke among the executive team. I listed it as “Other -> Unknown”. It’s so cryptic (and misspelled) that it doesn’t even deserve the “Other -> Other” catch-all category.