I posted a game identification question which was closed as off-topic because it was lacking a screenshot or video from the game I'm trying to identify. Is there anywhere else I can ask my question if I don't have any artifacts from the game?

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/r/tipofmyjoystick is a subreddit dedicated to answering game identification questions and allows identification questions without any sort of assets. Before posting there, make sure to read their guide to better results and the subreddit's rules.


If the game you remember has a clear Science Fiction, Fantasy, or other Speculative Fiction theme, then you can ask on our sister-site:

Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange

Please see their helpful video game identification guide: How to ask a good (video game) story-ID question and also their general ID guide How to ask a good story-ID question?, and remember that Stack Exchange's Code of Conduct applies there, too.

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    And remember, don't migrate crap ;) Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 2:55
  • This should explain the scope briefly, but I'm not sure how to do this concisely—our scope decisions on SFF are spread throughout over 300 questions. Commented Aug 25, 2019 at 5:30

The Bridge

If you have at least 20 reputation, you're welcome to join us in The Bridge, Arqade's main chat room. Most of the regulars have played quite a few games, and might be able to identify the game you're looking for just from the description.

Remember that our Code of Conduct still applies and, since this is a chat room, messages can get lost in the flow. Don't repeat your question too quickly if you don't receive an answer, but it's fine to ask again after a few hours in order to reach different people who might live in different timezones.

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    Although at the point of asking in chat, the primary value of StackExchange has been lost, chiefly that it is readily searchable and similar questions can be found. It would actually be better to find a Discord channel to ask in (or, as other say, reddit).
    – JamieB
    Commented Jul 20, 2022 at 19:53



A subreddit dedicated to the discussion of Flash games as well as identifying flash games. Similar to /r/tipofmyjoystick but more focused within Flash games specifically.


The "What was that game called" Thread on Kongregate


If you have a Kongregate account or have a browser game you wish to inquire about, you might have some luck asking people in this thread, Since Kongregate is a browser game portal.


#identify-a-game on the MobyGames Discord

MobyGames is a site dedicated to cataloguing video/computer/mobile/etc. games and their public Discord (accessible from the site footer) has a channel dedicated to this kind of question, similar to /r/TipOfMyJoystick.

I also contributed a "please answer as many of these as possible when asking your question" guide, which is currently at the top of the pinned messages panel.

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