Abandonia also features a music section and an Abandonware List, a continuously expanded database of over 4600 games including information about their publishers, release dates and whether according to the staff's knowledge the software is sold, protected or abandoned. This list is a sum total of research and enquiries made by the site crew, with sources including but not limited to MobyGames, Wikipedia and the company registry at Home of the Underdogs.
Abandonia Reloaded (sometimes referred to as "AR" or simply "Reloaded") is a sister project of Abandonia, with the focus upon freeware games.
Every game showcased is accompanied by a set of screenshots, and reviews written and proof-read by members. As non-profit sites, both Abandonia and Abandonia Reloaded are community-driven projects. With the exception of the featured games themselves, all content available on the sites is created by their community as a volunteer effort.
Both also feature a progressive system of game evaluation, in which the quality of the game is rated not just by the reviewer but also by votes of regular visitors.
The site is maintained by people from all over the world, including Belgium, Holland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Poland and Croatia. At the present time Abandonia has been translated into German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Italian, Danish, Polish, Croatian, Norwegian, Slovene, Icelandic, Slovak and Romanian, in addition to the main English. Other translations currently being worked on include Hebrew and Russian.
In September 2006 Abandonia was acquired by Studentis Group, a Swedish online community company. This meant that Studentis would take over the hosting responsibilities for Abandonia and support its upcoming versions . In October 2007 Abandonia received a new layout and had been transferred over to the Drupal platform by Kosta Krauth and the Studentis team consisting of Marcus Johansson, Daniele Testa, Fredrik Holm and Carl McDade.
If the site staff discovers that one of the games placed on the site no longer fulfills one of those criteria or has been accidentally misqualified as Abandonware when it was not such, they remove any downloads of that game on their own intiative.
In order to facilitate status identification for games not yet introduced in its abandonware list, the staff of Abandonia maintains a constantly updated list of known ESA member and subsidiary companies which can be found incorporated in the ruleset of the site's Requests forum .
Although currently a major portion of AR's library of games is comprised of Adventure genre titles, it is currently expanded to offer a more diverse selection.
The games showcased on AR are both old commercial games released as freeware (like The Elder Scrolls: Arena, The Black Cauldron and Beneath a Steel Sky), in addition to newer independent freeware (like Ark 22, Trilby's Notes and Enclosure).
Nearly a year after its unveiling, AR was nominated for "Best New Site" by DaFastLane, a gaming news site.