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Adding/Editing a Producer

1. When to add a producer

A producer entry may be created in one of the following scenarios:

  1. When it is needed to link the developer or publisher to a release entry. In this case, the producer is required to have released at least one completed product. This means that translation projects and starting developers may only be added when they've actually finished a project.
  2. When it is needed to link two or more producer entries together to provide a correct view of the relations between producers. The producer entries that are being linked together should qualify for the first criteria, and need to be linked to at least one release entry.

Producer entries that do not qualify for either rule may be deleted after a while.

2. General info

The type of producer.
Name (original)
The name of the producer in its original script.
Name (latin)
Only available if the original name is not already in the Latin script. Romanize according to our guidelines.
Other names the producer is known as. Multiple aliases should be separated by a newline.
Primary language
The language the the producer works in most of the time. By default, it is Japanese.
Official homepage of the producer.
A history of the producer, or a description of what type of games they make.
Additional links
A VNStat link will automatically appear after the creation of a producer entry.
Currently, the only field that can be manually added as external link is Wikidata ID. To get the URLs, locate the ID at the end of the url or after the title of an entry (called items). They always start with the letter Q followed by a numeric value (e.g. for CAPCOM Co., Ltd., the Wikidata ID is Q14428). Once a Wikidata ID has been added, the database will automatically fetch some additional links based on the information present on that website. This process can take from a few seconds to several hours, but not more than a day.
Currently, the websites added with this method are: Wikipedia (English), Wikipedia (Japanese), Twitter, MobyGames, GameFAQs, SoundCloud and
Note that the database will show all twitter usernames present on a Wikidata item, making it possible to have multiple twitter links in a single entry.

3. Relations

These relations provide information about which producers are related to each other, and how they are related. Choosing the correct relation may be a bit confusing, check the relation graph of the producer entry in case of doubt. The following relations are defined:

The current producer was earlier known as the selected producer. This can be because of a name change, or when the earlier producer disbanded and the same people started again under a different name.
Succeeded by
Reverse of Formerly - selected producer was formerly known as the current producer.
Selected producer is a subsidiary of the current producer.
Parent producer
Reverse of Subsidiary - current producer is a subsidiary of the selected producer.
Selected producer is an imprint of the current producer. Simply put, an "imprint" is a different name for the same group of people, used when publishing games. See Wikipedia for more info.
Parent brand
Reverse of Imprint - current producer is an imprint of the selected producer.
The selected producer was formed by former members of the current producers. The difference with the Formerly relation is that the producer where the members came from is still alive.
Originated from
Reverse of Spawned - selected producer spawned the current producer.