Thursday, 9 February 2012

IndieDB Genre & Theme Popularity February 2012: Part 2

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 2 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 the Total Number of Views.

[Note: Zero views is a result of zero games being listed rather than a lack of interest from those searching.]

Popularity of Genres on IndieDB [based on number of views]:

1. Action [16,569,687]
2. Adventure [11,580,708]
3. Strategy [5,076,047]
4. RPG [4,699,093]
5. Simulation [2,237,476]
6. Puzzle [1,373,202]
7. MMO [835,288]
8. Driving [638,196]
9. Sport [100,947]

Popularity of Themes on IndieDB [based on number of views]:

1. Sci-Fi [12,199,964]
2. Fantasy [8,950,136]
3. War [4,300,076]
4. Horror [3,140,973]
5. Fighter [2,551,495]
6. Medieval [2,314,380]
7. Realism [2,170,226]
8. Various [1,620,951]
9. Anime [1,439,084]
10. Comic [1,328,901]
11. Comedy [1,288,123]
12. Western [498,430]
13. Nature [427,250]
14. History [281,352]
15. Politics [204,701]
16. Antiquity [161,394]
17. Sport [155,315]
18. Movie [77,893]

Most popular combo: Fantasy themed, Adventure genre.
[Closely followed by: Sci-Fi themed, Action genre.]



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