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Progression Features

With the release of RAWeb 5.2, the Progression feature has been fully rolled out. The web team has been hard at work for months implementing this feature, alongside several other site improvements. This feature enables the progression typing that the developers have been adding to their sets as well as the beaten game awards. There are several new ways to track beaten games, see summarized stats, view completion progress, and more.

Check out the announcement forum topic for more information.

Playtester Revamp

The playtester team has been revamped in order to expant the team and it’s current capabilities. Playtest request can be submitted and discussed via Discord in the new forum channel.

Reach out to TimeCrush TimeCrush for more information.

Cheat Investigation

We’ve started an official cheat team and created the dedicated account RACheats RACheats.

If you suspect anyone may be cheating or see suspicious scores/times, you can send a DM to that account and the team will look into it.

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!

Jr Developer Graduates

Graduate Game
ArchWCR96 ArchWCR96 Virtua Tennis 2 | Tennis 2K2 (Dreamcast)

Current Stats: 36 Developers have graduated in 2023 so far

Developer Compliance

Code of Conduct Updates

A Progression and Win Condition Guidelines page has been create to cover all aspects of the new Progression feature. Including how to update acheivement types, progression vs. non-progression vs. Win conditions, as well as numerous set typing examples covering various game genres.

Set requirements has been updated to include appropriate typing before set promotion.

Set Approvals

Demoted Achievements

Site Updates

RAWeb 5.0.0

  • Improve mobile display of Recent Players by @wescopeland in #1884
  • Add “beaten” game stats to Developer Stats page by @wescopeland in #1890
  • Add Cheating Reports section to contact page by @wescopeland in #1895
  • Fix discord embeds for mature games by @wescopeland in #1883
  • Fix Jr. Devs not being able to set achievement types in a collaboration by @wescopeland in #1888
  • Fix styling of Save All Changes button on reorder site awards page by @wescopeland in #1901
  • Improve beaten progress determination on game page by @wescopeland in #1900
  • Avoid querying Activity table for recent logins by @Jamiras in #1905
  • Update some dependent packages by @wescopeland in #1903

Data aggregation work:

  • Start generating aggregated data by @luchaos in #1874
  • Update seeder schema to better reflect production by @luchaos in #1898
  • Add primary key to SiteAwards table by @luchaos in #1899
  • Update player_games and player_achievements indices by @luchaos in #1910
  • Update player_games in batches after game metrics update by @luchaos in #1908
  • Delete player_games entries when deleting users by @luchaos in #1907
  • Allow aggregate data use on global ranking page by @Jamiras in #1912
  • Allow feature enablement via cookie by @wescopeland in #1913

Full Changelog


DevQuest Awards

[DevQuest 001-II] Ticket Massacre II
Excessiveiser Excessiveiser wolfman2000 wolfman2000

[DevQuest 006] The Unwanted
BrunoKiko BrunoKiko Choro Q (MSX)
Released Released Summer Games (A7800)
AfroRyan AfroRyan XI Little (WS)

[DevQuest 007] Most Wanted
Maximdraco Maximdraco Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. (DSi)

[DevQuest 008] World Traveler
AuburnRDM AuburnRDM Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (PS2)
Jaki Crush (SNES)

[DevQuest 011] The Genesis of RA
Amir96lx Amir96lx Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD (MD)

[DevQuest 012] Hacker's Habit
Tayadaoc Tayadaoc ~Hack~ Banjo-Kazooie: Cheato's Challenges (N64)
~Hack~ Wolverine: Feral Instinct (SNES)

[DevQuest 013]
Bryan1150 Bryan1150 Kirby's Dream Land (GB)
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS1)
Mega Man II (GB)

[DevQuest 016] Wish This Set
Casually Casually Tony Hawk's Underground 2: Remix (PSP)
siouxerskate siouxerskate Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

[DevQuest 017] RA World Cup
xnaivx xnaivx Winter Sports
Champion Pro Wrestling

[DevQuest 018] Subset Station
siouxerskate siouxerskate Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow [Subset - NOSOUL/NOUSE]
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together [Subset - Skill Mastery, Best Weapons]
Gollawiz Gollawiz Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 [Subset - Izanagi Only]
Super Mario 64 [Subset - Speedrun Showcase]

[DevQuest 019] Wheel of Genres
WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho Gyakuten Saiban 3 (GBA)

[DevQuest 020] Genre Conqueror
Bryan1150 Bryan1150