GameKeeper - Game Tracker is a game collection app for Android

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 30, 2013
Apps, Google Android

I usually keep my old gaming systems and do not give them away when I stop playing them, as there is often the chance that I feel the desire to plug it back in to play some of the classic games of video game history. I still have a Sega Saturn and Playstation 1 for example and like to play games such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Panzer Dragoon Saga or Shining Force III on them from time to time.

While I do not have a vast collection of games, I know that it can become quite problematic to keep an eye on them all, especially if you are a collector or have a single system with hundreds of games (think C-64 or Amiga for example).

GameKeeper - Game Tracker has been designed as an all-in-one collection software for all things games and console hardware.

What sets it apart from other apps is that it ships right away with support for dozens of console systems and many of the games that were released for them. This means that you do not have to add most of the data manually to the application, but can simply select what you own from the menus.

While that is comfortable indeed, it is not as streamlined as it could be. It is for instance not possible to select multiple games from a console's list of games right away, you always have to select one game, add it, go back, and start the process all over again.

The process is a tad bit complicated. To add games, you first need to add the console or system they have been published for. Once you have added a console, you can add games using the browse menu. You can also add games manually from the my games menu, but if you want to add games without typing in any information manually, then you need to use the browse menu to do so.

The game listings are extensive but definitely not complete. Once you have selected a title that you want to add, you may add information to the game, such as its condition, region, whether you still have the box and manual, and what you paid for it.

You can retrieve prices from an online database, but they appear to be off for the games that I checked. Panzer Dragoon Saga for instance is listed at $250. Yes, it is a rare game but that price is extreme even for a mint copy of it.

It also needs to be mentioned that pricing is only available in USD and not in Pound, Euro, Yen or another currency. This means that you won't get price differences even if you select the PAL or NTSC-J copy of a game and not the US version of it. Still, you can add the price you paid for the game manually as well, but cannot make use of the "current" price feature.

console listing gamekeeper game tracker

The application has one annoying feature that you can only get rid of if you pay at least $0.99 for it. It displays ads on the bottom of the screen which is fine if you ask me, but also loads full screen ads from time to time. You have to go back or click on the x icon to continue what you have been doing. This gets fairly annoying as ads pop up quite often.

If you pay $1.99, you get two additional features. The first adds support for automatic pricing, the second for automatic eBay searches. I was not able to test those, but it is likely that the eBay feature only works on the US eBay shop and not local copies of it.

There are a couple of other things that could be better. You cannot browse your collection in list-form for instance, so that it is not quite possible to get a quick overview of all the games that you own for a particular system.


GameKeeper is an application with potential. It offers several useful features for game collectors, but needs some optimization to speed up the process of adding games and improve the overview of your collection.

The fullscreen ads are annoying and it is unlikely that many users want to cope with those. This means you either buy the app or quit using it.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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