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Progression Tagging

A new progression tagging system is in the works, this allows developers to tag specific achievements as “progression” and “Win Condition”. When the set progression criteria is met, this will mark the game as “Beaten” for the player. More is in the works on this feature, for now we can share a couple stats on the ongoing effort to update all the sets for the new tagging system.

  • 5,100+ achievement sets with progression tagging.
  • 98.5% of Top 200 games have achievements tagged.
  • 65.8% of all achievement sets have been tagged.
  • 106,000+ Beaten game awards granted.

Top 5 Most Commonly Beaten Games

Game Console Awards
Kirby’s Dream Land Game Boy 1,153
Super Mario World SNES 1,048
Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past SNES 829
Pokemon Red Version | Pokemon Blue Version Game Boy 795
Sonic the Hedgehog Mega Drive 703

Official RA YouTube

An official RetroAchievements YouTube Channel has been created. We’re looking for users who may already have videos or would like to make videos to contribute to the channel.

Type of content we’re looking for:

  • “What is RetroAchievements” - A Channel Intro video showcasing what the website is all about!
  • Emulation Tutorials,
  • Developer Tutorials,
  • Achievement Guides,
  • Announcement Videos,
  • Reviews,
  • Top 10’s
  • …and more!

If you’re interested in making content for the channel reach out to Snow Snow via DM!

Team Additions

WCopeland WCopeland
Code Reviewer
BahamutVoid BahamutVoid BoomEX BoomEX Ghal416 Ghal416
Layton Layton Zizom Zizom
Events Team
Amir96lx Amir96lx drisc drisc LiveFastCyYoung LiveFastCyYoung
Sutarion Sutarion Xionx Xionx
WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho Excessiveiser Excessiveiser Blazekickn Blazekickn
Hexadigital Hexadigital Sines Sines

Jr Developer Graduates

Graduate Game
Schengo Schengo Eternal Eyes (PlayStation)
NeonPug NeonPug Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP)
Amir96lx Amir96lx Point Blank (PlayStation)
QuietXOF QuietXOF Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Nintendo DS)
TwosomesUP TwosomesUP Zen: Intergalactic Ninja (Game Boy)

Current Stats: 34 Developers have graduated in 2023 so far

Developer Compliance

Progression Guidelines

With the new progression guidelines being discussed, a number of you are probably very excited about this feature!

There are a few things to keep in mind going forward in regards to the Developer’s Code of Conduct. The wording isn’t finalized, but the basic idea of what will be added is as follows:

  • It is mandatory for a developer to add progression types to their sets.
  • An active developer must first be contacted in order to change the set progression type as per standard revision rules.
  • Disputes for progression type will go through a revision vote.
  • A forum post is required when adding or changing progression types to an inactive developer’s set.
  • Any developer who changes the ‘Type’ of an achievement becomes responsible for the typing of that achievement and is treated as the author for purposes of type revision.

Set Approvals

Updated Achievements

Approved Reauthors

Site Updates

RAWeb v3.2.0

Full Changelog

RAWeb v3.3.0

Full Changelog

Emulator Updates

RALibretro v1.6.1

  • Change default of Preserve Aspect Ratio setting to true
  • Enable uzem core for Uzebox
  • Fix window shrinking on Windows 11
  • Fix crash saving screenshot using N64
  • Fix background indicator not showing checked after restarting application
  • Fix hits not being reset when loading a savestate without achievement information

Full Changelog


DevQuest Awards

[DevQuest 001] Ticket Massacre
Excessiveiser Excessiveiser

[DevQuest 001-II] Ticket Massacre II
kmpers kmpers

[DevQuest 002] Retro Renovator
Gollawiz Gollawiz Paper Mario
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 [Subset - Woorld-e]
Under the Skin
WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho Adventure Island III
Tales of Phantasia
Ys III: Wanderers From Ys

[DevQuest 003] Singles in Your Area
Amir96lx Amir96lx BoomEX BoomEX VampireLord VampireLord

[DevQuest 005] Trigger Happy
VampireLord VampireLord

[DevQuest 006] The Unwanted
QuinnWasTaken QuinnWasTaken Donkey Kong
BoomEX BoomEX Lawnmower Man, The

[DevQuest 007] Most Wanted
Amir96lx Amir96lx Gyruss

[DevQuest 008] World Traveler
Excessiveiser Excessiveiser Castle, The
Pachio-kun FX: Maboroshi no Shima Daisakusen

[DevQuest 009] Launch Party!
Casually Casually Space Invaders
Amir96lx Amir96lx Game & Watch: Helmet

[DevQuest 012] Hacker's Habit
MaddieKittyTV MaddieKittyTV ~Hack~ Pepsi in Sonic the Hedgehog I
~Hack~ Hotel Mario II
Etron Etron ~Hack~ Kirby's Halloween Adventure
~Hack~ Teenage Super Ninja Plumbers

[DevQuest 013]
VampireLord VampireLord King of Dragons, The
Final Fight Guy
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

[DevQuest 013-II] II
ladynadiad ladynadiad Syd of Valis
Lock n' Chase | Lock 'n Chase
Shining Soul

[DevQuest 014] Laudable Leaderboards
Brandovsky Brandovsky Amir96lx Amir96lx

[DevQuest 017] RA World Cup
Delmaru Delmaru Tony Hawk's Pro Skater | Tony Hawk's Skateboarding
Hot Shots Golf Fore!

[DevQuest 018] Subset Station
ladynadiad ladynadiad Shadow Hearts: Covenant [Subset - First Place Lottery Wins]
~Hack~ Dragoon X Omega II: Easy Mode [Subset - Bonus]

Vet Developer Progress

Vet Dev I Has published at least 1000 achievements AND worked on at least 25 sets as sole or majority developer
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Vet Dev II Has created achievements for at least ten different consoles
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Vet Dev III Has been an active developer for at least two years
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Vet Dev IV At least 85 percent of overall sets have dynamic rich presence [Vet Dev I required]
TheJediSonic TheJediSonic

Vet Dev V Yielded unlocks have exceeded 50,000
Cadaxar Cadaxar Excessiveiser Excessiveiser Falcus Falcus
suspect15 suspect15 TheJediSonic TheJediSonic