Internet Game Database API Documentation

One of the principles behind is accessibility of data. We wish to share the data with anyone who wants to build cool video game oriented websites, apps and services.

This means that you are not only contributing to the value of this IGDB but to thousands of other projects as well. We are looking forward to see what exciting game related projects you come up with. Happy coding!

For a high level overview of our juicy data, check out the endpoints section.


The Basics

In order to use our API, you must have an account and key.

The API is free for non-commercial & commercial usage.

REST Examples

You can find some examples by clicking here.

API Wrappers


Third party wrappers:

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