Video Games Mod

View dashboards to analyze video game platforms, developers, industry trends, and more.


Getting Started


Download and install Powerpipe (https://powerpipe.io/downloads) and MySQL (https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/). Or use Brew:

brew install turbot/tap/powerpipe
brew install turbot/tap/mysql

Install the mod:

mkdir dashboards
cd dashboards
powerpipe mod init
powerpipe mod install github.com/turbot/powerpipe-mod-videogames

Configure Database

Download the Video Games Dataset and extract it in the current directory:

unzip ~/Downloads/archive.zip

Start MySQL server:


Connect to MySQL:

mysql -u root --local-infile=1

Create a database:

create database video_game;
use video_game;

Create a table:

create table game_data (
title varchar(255),
release_date date,
developer varchar(255),
publisher varchar(255),
genres varchar(255),
genres_splitted varchar(255),
product_rating varchar(255),
user_score float,
user_ratings_count int,
platforms_info text

Load the dataset into the table:

load data local infile 'all_video_games.csv'
into table game_data
fields terminated by ','
enclosed by '"'
lines terminated by '\n'
ignore 1 rows
(@title, @release_date, @developer, @publisher, @genres, @genres_splitted, @product_rating, @user_score, @user_ratings_count, @platforms_info)
title = @title,
release_date = str_to_date(@release_date, '%m/%d/%Y'),
developer = @developer,
publisher = @publisher,
genres = @genres,
genres_splitted = @genres_splitted,
product_rating = @product_rating,
user_score = nullif(@user_score, ''),
user_ratings_count = nullif(@user_ratings_count, ''),
platforms_info = @platforms_info;

Browsing Dashboards

Start the dashboard server with the DB connection string:

powerpipe server --database mysql://root@/video_game

Browse and view your dashboards at http://localhost:9033.

Open Source & Contributing

This repository is published under the Apache 2.0 license. Please see our code of conduct. We look forward to collaborating with you!

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