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Itch.io stats/Steamspy equivalent?

A topic by Mitron created Oct 04, 2017 Views: 1,558 Replies: 14
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Hey all,

Apologies if this was asked before, but is there a way to find out how well games on itch.io are doing in general?  (i.e. not your game's stats, other games) 

I've just released a game and really happy with the results so far (700+ downloads in three weeks), but it is hard to gauge if this means the game is doing well, at least in comparison to similar ones!

I can't seem to see info on game pages like number of views/downloads, but maybe this is all by design?  As far as I have noticed, the only way to measure a game success is the number of comments / community posts.  Or maybe I am blind as a bat and there is a download number somewhere, in which case just ignore me!

Cheers!

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700+ downloads in three weeks?! All my creations together don't come close to matching that during the most lively seasons. You're doing fine. :P

Thanks - that's very encouraging!  Keeps my motivation up to keep working on the game ;)

I think I've had 400 in a year of games + 1 art pack.

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Thanks for the feedback. I think it would be useful to have a page that shows you how you rank against the other games on itch.io with a percentile. It's unlikely we'll ever publish project numbers though, since it's a privacy concern. Even Steam spy only estimates as a third party.

Got it.  I was coming at it from the angle of free games, but now that you mention it I understand for paid games number of downloads would be sensitive data!

How about number of page views, would making that public be possible?  That stat is readily available and a good indication of the traffic for the game - in reality it only correlates to a fraction of downloads so you can only guesstimate from it.  It would supplement nicely the number of reviews stat and isn't too sensitive hopefully?

But yes - a rank would be the icing on the cake!!!  Basically what I'm aiming for is for my game Holey Suit to become the next Right Click to Necromance or RogueLight, it would be good to gauge how far I am from this  ;)

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I mean... if you show a relative percentage, and I know what my numbers are...

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Why not having an option to show game stats publicly so each developer can decide by themselves to share the data or not?

That sounds like a good idea

I have 300 views and 51 downloads. And you?

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3,998 views & 1,680 downloads to date!  Most of these happened within 3-4 months post release  last year, the game has dropped off the front page completely since.

I wrote a blog post about this since I started this question on the forum, there is a quick analysis on the numbers I scored after launch.  Might be of interest if you love stats / would like some more intel! ;)

https://hotchpotch.games/holey-suit-dev-blog-6

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respect! Nearly 4,000 views

I think this would be amazing! This even helps us getting in touch with some successful projects and compare audience, demand, and other absolutely vital data we need to setup a successful community and audience here in itch. And as said by upheaver142

Why not having an option to show game stats publicly so each developer can decide by themselves to share the data or not?

We can promote a good support data for other developers, this option would give freedom to choose whether or not they will contribute to this data base, and it could even prevent non contributors to have access to this data (using principle of practical contradiction as an ethical justification for this).

Someone needs to make this.

Percentile on the category and tags would be amazing. It's already public information, just hard to collect right now.