Author Topic: Naming Muumit cover variants  (Read 63 times)

jjfly

Naming Muumit cover variants
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:46:45 pm »
So games in Muumit games series have been released several times with slightly different covers.
At the moment most of the variants share the same name. Since there is quite a few games I thought it would be better to ask here before I start editing.
Here are the games and my suggestions for naming the variants:

Pre Windows 95 releases by WSOY:
https://vgcollect.com/item/127373
https://vgcollect.com/item/124858
Currently differentiated from other releases by Windows version they are recommended. Probably good enough.

Jewel case releases by WSOY:
https://vgcollect.com/item/123862
https://vgcollect.com/item/123859
https://vgcollect.com/item/123860
https://vgcollect.com/item/123861
game name - jewel case 

DVD case releases by WSOY:
https://vgcollect.com/item/127380
https://vgcollect.com/item/127383
https://vgcollect.com/item/127386
https://vgcollect.com/item/127377
game name  - WSOY

Releases by Nordic Softsales:
https://vgcollect.com/item/127375
https://vgcollect.com/item/127376
https://vgcollect.com/item/127382
https://vgcollect.com/item/127385
https://vgcollect.com/item/127378
https://vgcollect.com/item/127387
https://vgcollect.com/item/127389
game name  - Nordic Softsales

Releases by Games4Kids:
https://vgcollect.com/item/155946
https://vgcollect.com/item/155947
game name  - Games4Kids

Releases by Games4Kids and Nordic Softsales:
https://vgcollect.com/item/127394
https://vgcollect.com/item/127391
https://vgcollect.com/item/127392
https://vgcollect.com/item/127393
https://vgcollect.com/item/151484
https://vgcollect.com/item/145648
game name - Games4Kids and Nordic Softsales

Any objections?

Agozer

Re: Naming Muumit cover variants
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 06:14:38 pm »
I think what you suggest is fairly good, but I'd put the publisher/variant in parentheses, i.e. "Muumit ja näkymätön lapsi (Jewel Case)" "Muumit ja näkymätön lapsi (DVD Case)" etcetera.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 06:37:17 pm by Agozer »

tripredacus

Re: Naming Muumit cover variants
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 10:00:54 am »
For titles that are in a different packaging, you can put (jewel case) on jewel case releases and leave DVD case without a descriptor. Using "edition" in descriptor should be removed, as it is not a proper edition and this text is not on the packaging.

Muumit piilosilla (Jewel Case)
https://vgcollect.com/item/123859
vs
Muumit piilosilla (Win 3.1 edition)
https://vgcollect.com/item/127373

This won't work because 127373 is jewel case also. AND the "Win 3.1" isn't correct, as you can see from the picture. Try to use some term actually on the cover. From the two I linked above, you can see a difference such as "PC & Mac" vs "PC / Mac" or "WSOY" vs "CD WSOY" etc

Having the publishers in the title as a descriptor is fine.