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How are related games chosen?

A topic by Mario Donick created Jan 01, 2019 Views: 230 Replies: 2
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Hi,

when I click on my own game's page the "related games" link, just one other roguelike is shown, albeit lots of other games are tagged with the same tags. And I assume, on the other hand my game won't be shown as "related" with most of the other.

How are related games chosen by the site's algorithms? Is there a certain amount of tags that need to be the same between two games? (i.e. do I maybe use too many tags? I currently use the tags "exploration", "pixel-art", "procedural", "roguelike", "rpg", and "singleplayer")? Or is there some other method at work?

Has nobody an idea?

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Hello, sorry for not replying sooner.

The related games algorithm is complicated, so it's hard to say why. Essentially it creates a graph of "signals" based on shared properties of different games (tags, buyers, raters, etc.). It then uses those connections to calculate a score, and the games with the highest scores become the related games. So there's no simple answer to your question about the tag overlap. 

A possible explanation for not seeing many recommendations, the algorithm hasn't updated yet. It isn't calculated real time, but run every once and a while. So it may take some days before recommendations start appearing.

Hope that helps.

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