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This is an article where the overall site direction is laid down. The elements on this page are not necessarily written in stone for all time.
What do we document?[edit source]
The primary focus of Codex Gamicus is on video games. However, all gaming is welcome, including role-play games (both digital and 'traditional'), board games, card games, etc.
To that end, every game should have an article. Companies involved with developing, publishing, and distributing games should also be documented. Software involved with video gaming should also be documented (such as DirectX). Operating systems can also be documented, but should at least include information related to video gaming (such as improvements that they brought).
Articles are to be documented in English; if users wish to translate information into their own language, they are encouraged to use the relevant inter-wiki link for this Wiki in their appropriate language.
How do we document?[edit source]
The wiki focuses on the use of primary sources. More information can be found here.
As detailed in the above link, certain sites are not permitted to be used as sources due to their questionable article quality. An audience can only be informed when the information is presented with a (relative) freedom from bias or agenda. Primary sources are preferred because these sources are the origin of information.
What do we not document?[edit source]
In short, anything not related directly or indirectly to gaming. While this is vague, this is intentionally so; gaming as a term is huge.
What is the 'end goal'[edit source]
The ultimate aim of this Wiki is to be a complete documentation source for video games, their origins, developments, releases and ratings by the appropriate organizations.