Bug Database

Oct 12, 2018

I'm looking for a good bug database for games and it's been a struggle.

We used FogBugz on Thimbleweed Park, and it was OK, but a little clunky and not very "modern". Like a lot of commercial bug databases, they added lots of trendy project management features that distracted from it just being a good bug database. I'm sure some people like this stuff, but I just want a simple modern bug database.

My biggest issue with FogBugz was their pricing. They didn't do per user pricing, so once we needed 11 accounts, we went from $100/month to $200/month.

We looked at Jira, but it suffers from the same issues as FogBugz.

We also looked at Bugzilla, but it suffers from just being a big complicated mess (sorry if I've offended anyone).

I really like Trello as a task manager. I love that you can just drag and drop tasks, it's very slick. I'd love a bug database that worked like Trello. I'm currently using Trello as a bug database, but it's just too limiting to use much longer.

A few years ago, I wrote my own bug database, but I just don't have the time to roll my own again.

I don't mind self-hosted solutions or paying for a web based service, as long as it's nice and simple.

Has anyone used any good bug databases?