Tag created in June 2017
Minimalist's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Minimalist tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The number of releases gives an appreciation of the quantity of games published each year. It often tends to increase naturally, just like 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 Minimalist 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 Minimalist game tag peaked in 2021 with 1015 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.07% in 2012 and 0.68% in 2021.
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.
Minimalist's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Minimalist tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the graph is hard to read, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average 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 Minimalist tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 831 (2013) and 46 (2023) 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 Minimalist tag received between 20% (2022) and 315% (2011) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Minimalist
This graph displays the evolution of the Minimalist tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play 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 peaked in 2014 at 4.99$, and bottomed in 2017 at 1.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 12%, and bottomed in 2022 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for Minimalist, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Minimalist tag, separated by language. It helps estimate how different audiences 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 highest rating for Minimalist is 95% for the Vietnamese language, and the lowest is 88% for the Japanese language.
Expand is a meditative video game in which you explore a circular labyrinth that constantly twists, stretches and expands around you.
|5.99||91.2%||Sep 30, 2015|
Nanuleu is a strategy game where you control a network of magical trees that protect the land from an invading dark force. Gather resources and grow trees to repel the invaders. Each tree has a different role to play in this battle to protect the land.
|2.99||81.3%||Nov 16, 2016|
Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time.
|9.99||92%||Apr 3, 2018|
Casual physics puzzle
|0.99||92.8%||Mar 28, 2017|
Casual memory puzzle.
|0.99||87.1%||Dec 29, 2017|
qop 4 is a minimalistic puzzle which goal is to get the cube to finish using 4 directions in space.
|1.99||94.6%||Dec 19, 2018|
Alveole is a minimalistic puzzle where the player must understand how to run and why does he do it?
|0.99||82.5%||Apr 9, 2021|
|Oik Memory 3|
Casual memory puzzle.
|0.99||89.8%||Feb 14, 2019|
|Real Man Got 100 | 是男人上100层|
It's a game of strategy & act & difficult, leisure and comedy. Perhaps in the near future, through painstaking practice You will become a real man!
|0.99||N/A||Jun 26, 2019|
A visual 2D icon-based environment, with puzzles, traps, and obstacles, and no written text. Try to beat every level in a single run with limited lives, or see how fast you can run in a random level sequence time attack mode.
|Free||N/A||Jan 8, 2023|
|Gravity Escape From The Maze|
Gravity Escape From The Maze is a fast-paced action platformer where you control a small square with a curious ability. Escape mazes filled with dangerous traps as you collect keys to continue your journey.
|0.99||82.4%||Mar 19, 2020|
|The Life of Bally|
Bally's life is like our lives. Go through Bally's life solving puzzles, facing new challenges and growing up with him.
|0.99||N/A||Nov 25, 2020|
|Word Game: Episode 0|
Word game is literally a game of words. Player controls "I" to find clues between lines, delete words to change the meaning of sentences, or shift words to rewrite facts. “I” must be wise and brave enough complete the mission of words. May the best "I” win!
|Free||98.8%||Jan 14, 2021|
Avoid obstacles and reach the end of each level by controlling the direction of Vectors. Can you manage your actions without going off the tangent?
|0.99||N/A||Feb 4, 2021|
|Higgs Boson: Minimal Puzzle|
Higgs Boson: Minimal Puzzle is a relaxing and minimalist puzzle game where the player must rotate pieces to assemble a particle accelerator.
|0.99||94.7%||May 24, 2021|
|Cat way Domino|
Find a new way to play Domino, helping a cat going trough different paths, finding the best domino pieces combination to keep the cat alive, in a relaxing ambience
|0.99||93.3%||Mar 2, 2021|
|Mastho is Together|
In this precision platform game, you'll have to jump and dash to help Mastho avoid obstacles on the way, fulfilling his dream of finding the perfect balance between joy and vitality (he is a sugar-free marshmallow).
|0.99||N/A||Mar 30, 2021|
Move the blocks strategically until the balls find the targets. Simple yet challenging! This is Blokker.
|1.99||94.6%||Apr 12, 2021|
Long Tail is a combination of classic snake game with puzzle game based on route planning. Find the best way to collect all coins scattered on the board. Bounce from your own tail, avoid spikes, use portals... No time pressure or failure punishments - anytime you can undo any move!
|2.99||N/A||Oct 14, 2021|
Minimalist and intuitive puzzle game with relaxing music.
|0.99||81.6%||Aug 6, 2021|
Cavegirl adventures is a game for platformer fans. Jump across vibrant levels and collect giant eggs to feed your tribe. Watch out for sharp thorns and dangerous plants on your way to victory!
|3.99||77.3%||Aug 17, 2021|
CANNON is a minimalist puzzle game made with cannons that shoot balls to destroy cubes. Activate the cannons in the right order to destroy all number cubes in the scene.
|0.99||59.3%||Sep 1, 2021|
|The Chicken's Fall|
Once Upon a time, A chicken that dreamed of flying, she tried 30 times... and fell. Fall, dodge obstacles and don't die.
|2.99||N/A||Sep 24, 2021|
Arrows is a puzzle game with a minimalist and modern visual that consists of aligning the colored blocks
|0.99||N/A||Nov 30, 2021|
A world blanketed by endless snow...Experience this interactive adventure from the POV of more than 3 different characters whose choices will determine the fate of a dying world.
|5.99||N/A||Feb 26, 2022|