Thursday, 9 February 2012

IndieDB Genre & Theme Popularity February 2012: Part 1

On the 1st of this month (February) I spent some time collecting data from the IndieDB website, and created a few graphs from the data. This is Part 1 of 3 in the series.

Do let me know in the comments box below if you find the results helpful, for example, when trying to choose a genre or theme for your next game. If there are specific combinations of Genre and Theme you would like to find out about in more detail, leave me a comment and I will check it out for another post.

Popularity Based on Total Number of Games Listed.


Popularity of Genres on IndieDB [based on number of games listed]:

1. Action [1240]
2. Adventure [803]
3. Strategy [365]
4. RPG [288]
5. Puzzle [284]
6. Simulation [146]
7. MMO [102]
8. Driving [71]
9. Sport [48]

Popularity of Themes on IndieDB [based on number of games listed]:

1. Sci-Fi [926]
2. Fantasy [554]
3. Various [295]
4. Comic [274]
5. Horror [266]
6. War [224]
7. Comedy [177]
8. Realism [140]
9. Fighter [93]
10. Medieval [85]
11. Anime [79]
12. Nature [67]
13. Sport [45]
14. History [39]
15. Politics [31]
16. Western [25]
17. Antiquity [19]
18. Movie [8]

Most popular combo: Sci-Fi themed, Action genre.

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