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What Platforms do you Release Your Games on?

#1 Post by KrunchyFriedGames » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:39 am

And which have been the most succesful? We haven't exactly set the world alight yet, but I thought I'd share the statistics for our first free browser game:

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Kongregate Plays 3,037, Reviews 10 (9 positive, 1 negative), 10 followers, Rating 2.95/5

Newgrounds Plays 2,698, Reviews 5 (5 positive), 8 followers, Rating 3.26/5

Itch.io Plays 438, Reviews 1 (1 positive), 4 followers, no star rating system

Gamejolt Plays 101, Reviews 2 (2 positive- both from streamers), 2 followers, 5 game followers, no star rating system
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Re: What Platforms do you Release Your Games on?

#2 Post by Zelan » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:35 pm

itch.io actually does have a star rating system, but I rarely remember to use it, and I would guess a lot of others don't remember to either.

I've only used itch since I'm very very much a hobbyist dev and not looking to make a whole lot of money or anything. My first game, The Dark, has 615 views, 144 downloads, and 2 ratings for an average of 4 stars. My second game, which was a super short demo for a project that I never finished, has 2058 views, 240 downloads, and 3 ratings for an average of 3.66 stars.

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#3 Post by KrunchyFriedGames » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:20 am

Zelan wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:35 pm
itch.io actually does have a star rating system, but I rarely remember to use it, and I would guess a lot of others don't remember to either.

I've only used itch since I'm very very much a hobbyist dev and not looking to make a whole lot of money or anything. My first game, The Dark, has 615 views, 144 downloads, and 2 ratings for an average of 4 stars. My second game, which was a super short demo for a project that I never finished, has 2058 views, 240 downloads, and 3 ratings for an average of 3.66 stars.
Ah right, I didn't know that.

Yeah, Kong and Newgrounds are definitely worth checking out if your games can be played on a browser as they usually get more views- the only downside is that VNs don't tend to be as popular on the more casual sites.

Will have to check out your games sometime :)
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#4 Post by Kokoro Hane » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:26 pm

I've used itch.io, Gamejolt, and RMN. I've definitely garnered the most success and downloads from itch.io! But GJ isn't bad either, and I was surprised how many DLs I got for one of my VNs I posted at RPGMaker.net. But itch.io definitely is the highest!
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#5 Post by isobellesophia » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:24 am

I would love itch.io, but i dont have any account yet, but sooner or later.
Itch.io is what i like, because you could also let your game profile into a good style for it, and i seen people post indie and novel games, (especially renpy and unity3ds.)

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Re: What Platforms do you Release Your Games on?

#6 Post by Shanter » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:34 pm

It seems to me that you need to first understand who your target audience for the game is

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