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Wikisimpsons:Style Guide Games

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Style Guide: Games
Article Style Guide Games.png

The following is a style guide on how to create a high quality game page, and is part of our Manual of Style.

Aims[edit]

This style guide aims to help you write articles on all The Simpsons games.

Structure of an article[edit]

Main Tab[edit]

Every article should be tabbed. This is done by putting {{tabVG}} on the top of the article.

Infobox[edit]

The {{Video Game}} infobox should be included.

{{Video Game
|name = 
|image = 
|Release = 
|Developer = 
|Publisher = 
|Genre = 
|Platforms = 
|Ratings = 
|Players = 
}}

Content[edit]

The article should have both a "Synopsis", a short summary, and a full "Plot". Links to other articles should be included on their first mention in the section.

"Production" and "Reception" sections can also be added.

Navboxes and categories[edit]

Somewhere near the end of the article {{Images}} needs to be added to link to our image category for that game.

Each game page should have {{Simpsons games}} at the end. Some games have their own navboxes, such as The Simpsons Game and The Simpsons: Hit & Run.

References tab[edit]

Like the main page, the tab should be used here, with {{tabVGR}} being used.

There are four "set pieces" on the reference tab:

  1. Cultural references
  2. Trivia
  3. Continuity
  4. Goofs

These should be presented in this order, though are by no means compulsory or the only sections allowed on the page, but just the most commonly used categories. If using one of the four, please add the relevant category.

Appearances tab[edit]

Start the page with {{tabVGA}}.

Then split appearances into the following sections:

  • Characters
  • Locations
  • Vehicles
  • Media
  • Groups/organizations
  • Other

All images should be in galleries in alphabetical order. For articles missing images, use File:No image.png, while mentioned characters/locations/objects should user File:Blank.png.

Appearances that are incomplete should use {{Incomplete}}, whereas those in lists or not in alphabetical and not in galleries should use {{Cleanup}}.

Credits tab[edit]

Start with {{tabVGC}}.

In general, each credit is presented as follows:

'''Job role'''

[[Name]]


'''Job role'''

[[Name]]

The most important thing to gather from this is the spacing. Between the job and the name, there should be one blank line, to avoid them ending up on the same line. Between name and the next job role, there should be two blank lines to better space it out. For job roles with multiple names, only one space is needed between them.

Quotes tab[edit]

Start with {{tabVGQ}}.

The following are the main conventions you should use:

  • All new lines should have an indent (:) before them.
  • The character's name should be put in a bold, along with a colon, also in bold. (e.g. '''Homer:''')
  • The character's line should come after the name, with any actions put in square brackets and italicized.
  • Lines that are just action should not have any character's name before them in bold, just the text in square brackets and italicized.
  • Separate quotes should have "----" between them.

Example[edit]

[The family are playing Scrabble]
Bart: My turn. "Kwyjibo". [places his tiles] K-W-Y-J-I-B-O. Twenty-two points, plus triple-word-score, plus fifty points for using all my letters. Game's over, I'm outta here—;
Homer: [grabs Bart with his left hand, holding a banana in his right] Wait a minute, you little cheater! You're not going anywhere until you tell me what a kwyjibo is.
Bart: "Kwyjibo." [observing Homer] Uh... a big, dumb, balding North American ape. With no chin.
Marge: [playing along] And a short temper.
Homer: I'll show you a big, dumb, balding ape—!
Bart: [as Homer chases him away] Uh-oh. Kwyjibo on the loose!

Edna Krabappel: Now I don't want you to worry, class. These tests will have no effect on your grades. They merely determine your future social status and financial success... [looks at Bart] if any.

Extras[edit]

{{tabVGE}} should start the extras tab, which is meant to contain anything like Easter eggs found in the game.

Other[edit]

  • If the article is lacking information, then add {{Game stub}} to the end of the article.
  • Every Game's talk page and its subpage's talk pages should have {{Talkheader}} followed by {{Article Style Guide Games}}.