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wiki.gg (stylized wiki.gg) is a wiki hosting service that primarily hosts wikis on video games. wiki.gg is operated by Freedom Games, a for-profit company, and was launched on March 14, 2022, by former Gamepedia Wiki Representative Patrick Johnston and Wiki Representative ReedemtheD3ad!.

Summary

Creators First
Platform operated by creators of gaming experiences. Flexible platform that adjusts to the needs of creators. No in-content ads or "standard" ads for refrigerators, cars, or underwear – Ads will only be for the games of game developers on the platform.
Game Developers
Game Developers on the platform reach more gamers. Earn impressions on your own content and use those impressions to create more awareness for your game.
Wiki Editors
Flexible platform that is tailored to the needs of the editors. Contributors will not be boxed into a unified experience in regards to design, content display, or anything else. A team who cares, listens, plays games, and creates content alongside you.
Our Mission is focused on creating a community of developers and editors to come together and create the best possible experience for gamers.
~ Mission Statement

Ad placements

wiki.gg's developer focused model converts online traffic on each game's wiki into credits that can be spent to place promotions on other wikis, during major updates or announcements, with that developer's approval. This format not only allows developers to support each other's projects, but also introduces their communities to more worlds to explore through the power and depths of wikis.[1]

History

2020–present

The platform was announced on March 11, 2022, by a former president of Fandom, Donovan Duncan, and Gamepedia founder, Ben Robinson.[2] It officially launched on March 14, 2022.

In 2023, wiki.gg experienced a huge growth in popularity.

As of February 2024, wiki.gg hosts more than 400 wikis in 16 languages.

Press coverage

  1. wiki.gg was mentioned in PCGamesN when the Terraria Wiki offically forked away from Fandom.[3]
  2. wiki.gg was mentioned in the PC Gamer and PCGamesN articles during the fork process of the Minecraft Wiki.[4][5]
  3. YouTube creator mossbag created a video called 'Stop using Fandom', which tells readers/editors why wikis are moving away to different platforms, including to wiki.gg. The video has gotten over 1 million views in 2 days.[6]

Social media

Official

Unofficial

Trivia

Timeline

  • February 13, 2024: Platform reached 400 wikis.
  • January 29, 2024: wiki.gg Twitter account surpassed 1.2 million views.
  • January 26, 2024: Palworld Wiki surpassed Terraria Wiki in total page views.
  • December 2, 2023: Platform reached 300 wikis.
  • November 20, 2023: Announced wiki.gg Plus.
  • August 16, 2023: Platform reached 200 wikis.
  • January 26, 2023: Platform reached 100 wikis.
  • March 14, 2022: Platform was announced.

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