Thursday, 9 February 2012

IndieDB Genre & Theme Popularity February 2012: Part 3

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 3 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 Average Number of Views per Games Listed.

[Average number of views per game: 12,880]

As you can see from the graph, averaging out the number of views over number of games listed has really changed up the results.

Popularity of Genres on IndieDB [based on average number of views per game]:

1. RPG [16,316]
2. Simulation [15,325]
3. Adventure [14,421]
4. Strategy [13,907]
5. Action [13,362]

--[Average]--

6. Driving [8,988]
7. MMO [8,189]
8. Puzzle [4,835]
9. Sport [2,103]

Popularity of Themes on IndieDB [based on average number of views per game]:

1. Fighter [27,435]
2. Medieval [27,228]
3. Western [19,937]
4. War [19,196]
5. Anime [18,216]
6. Fantasy [16,155]
7. Realism [15,501]
8. Sci-Fi [13,174]

--[Average]--

9. Horror [11,808]
10. Movie [9,736]
11. Antiquity [8,494]
12. Comedy [7,277]
13. History [7,214]
14. Politics [6,603]
15. Nature [6,376]
16. Various [5,494]
17. Comic [4,850]
18. Sport [3,451]

Top 5 Most Popular Combos:

1. Medieval RPG [72,293]
2. Horror Driving [65,269]
3. Fighter Adventure [52,459]
4. Realism Strategy [42,714]
5. Anime Action [37,146]


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