Game Development tag
Tag created in June 2017
Game Development's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Game Development tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The number of releases gives a sense of the amount of games published each year. It often increases, following the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Game Development tag is getting more or less popular. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Game Development game tag peaked in 2021 with 39 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.03% in 2011 and 0.0060% in 2014.
Keep in mind that the current year is not over, so the number of games released will still increase. But the percentage is usually a good estimate.
Game Development's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Game Development tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Game Development tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 55 (2018) and 139 (2022) reviews. Keep in mind that it is the average and not the median, meaning it is heavily influenced by extreme values, like a very successful game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Game Development tag received between 20% (2014) and 54% (2011) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Game Development
This chart displays the evolution of the Game Development tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price was at its lowest in 2020 at 4.1$, and peaked in 2023 at 9.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 33%, and bottomed in 2021 at 13%.
Positive reviews ratio for Game Development, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Game Development tag games, classed by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular tag, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Game Development games is 92% for the Greek audience, and the worst is 79% for the Bulgarian audience.
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