Editing Rules: People

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People include anyone involved in the production of audio in the video game industry including composers, Foley artists, producers, directors, programmers, and so on. For an example of a page that meets the VGMPF standards, see Bobby Prince.

Sections

The following applicable sections should be include in a person's page.

Template

Each person page should begin with a composer template which will include some basic information about the person as well as set some of the applicable categories. This template will be adjusted into a Person template in the future.

Photograph

For living composers, a more recent photo is preferred over an older photo, and a head-shot is preferred to a full-body shot. You may want to crop an existing photo to best showcase the person's face; though you should leave the original full picture in the picture gallery.

The file name of the picture included in the Infobox should be the same as the article's page name in order to make it easy to link to from other pages. For example, if the composer's article page name is Bobby Prince, the template image name should be Bobby Prince.jpg, even if his full name is Bobby Caskin Price, III.

Biography

A person's biography should cover their birth, introduction into music, education, employment, their influences, favorite past times, and death (if applicable). This is the page's primary section, so it does not have a header.

Audio Development

This section should include details of what devices the person used in the creation of their audio contributions (music, sound effects, etc.) including any instruments, recording equipment, software, audio drivers, etc.

Gameography

This should be a table of every game where the person has contributed to the audio.

Sorting

  • Games in the person's gameography should be sorted by date unless the composer is not primarily a video game music composer (for example, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle), in which case games should be sorted by title.
  • Unreleased games, or games with unknown dates should be sorted based on their intended release dates or an estimate based on the release dates of similar ports. For example, an unreleased Commodore 64 game should be included after other Commodore 64 games, but before any Nintendo 64 Games.

Picture Gallery

A picture gallery of the composer should be included if there are any pictures of the composer. Each picture should include a brief description and the time when the photo was taken. The pictures should be in chronological order based on the person's life.

Links

Any links to websites related to the person should be included here. Official sites related to the person should always be included first, then authority sites like MobyGames and Wikipedia. Links to social media pages like Facebook or LinkedIn should be included next, then finally other sites like interviews or less-authoritative biographies.

Categories

Since the Composer Infobox only adds a person into the "People" and national categories, occupational categories must be added manually. These may include composers, Foley Artists, Sound Programmers, Producers, Audio Directors, etc. Please don't forget this!

See Also