Download stats 2011Submitted by Earok on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 22:33
|Blow Stuff Up||178||159||149||155||156||51||182||908||103||2041|
|The Kiwi's Tale||184||100||109||129||114||30||87||89||137||979|
|Earok's Monkey Demos||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||54||11||65|
|Noah More Heroes||0||8||1||4||7||0||16||6||1||43|
|Heart of Ice||0||3||1||2||2||1||3||4||1||17|
|Earok 2011 Collection||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||3||2||17|
|Crap Flight Simulator 2||4||4||3||0||0||0||4||1||0||16|
|Traffic Department 2192||1||1||3||0||0||0||2||1||0||8|
I thought I might get into the habit of recording download stats for my games every month. Here are the stats for January and February 2011.
Instead of writing a new blog post every month, I thought it would be easier just to repost this one. The big jump in WitchBlaster "downloads" is because I'm counting both the HTML5 and Flash versions. The download stat includes seven copies of the Android build - though most of them were probably just me!
Overall downloads slightly up from February and March, despite the big dropoff in WitchBlaster downloads. The estimate for WitchBlaster in April was rounded down by nearly 70 as I realised that counting page visits wasn't an accurate way of counting players (As many of them may have been spiders, instead I counted the number of times that the MP3s were accessed. Though this may exclude Firefox players..)
Excluding the minor games, the two biggest increases were the Kiwi's Tale at 118% and Derelict at 112%. WitchBlaster and Firestart dropped the most at 52% and 53%, respectively.
Thoroughly average month. Pretty much every game is down, though not by huge amounts.
Really late with this update. Some interesting data! Where to begin.
First up, I'm getting the data from the "Downloads" page on Awstats, rather than the "Viewed" page, which I presume will give more accurate results (Helpfully it also separates 'partial downloads' from complete ones, so I can ignore the partials). I'm not actually sure why I never noticed the page before, it's possible that it wasn't there last time I checked. Also I'm not bothering to count the web versions of the games anymore, the figures are too unreliable.
Secondly, the big drop in downloads June are because I think the data is incomplete. There's certainly no data in the downloads section previous to that month (thinking about it further, perhaps the data is missing because the Downloas feature wasn't there yet? I don't know).
Thirdly, nice to see Earok's Monkey Demo's have been getting a few downloads. Going to update it tonight with the source for the six degrees of freedom demo.
Fourthly, why in the hell was Blow Stuff Up so popular last month? It alone has got more downloads in that month than most of my other months did (yet, thus far this month, the BSU downloads have dropped back below both Derelict and The Kiwi's Tale). Maybe it was featured on a freeware site somewhere, I'm going to have a poke around in the stats.
Nothing in particular about this month to report, though Derelict crosses 3k complete downloads and Blow Stuff Up crosses 2k. Might need to churn out some amazing new demo if I want to get interest in the Earok's Monkey Demos Collection going again.