Tag created in June 2017
Programming's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Programming tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Programming tag is getting more or less popular from a developer's perspective. The Review chart can let us know if this trend is a positive thing (i.e. players interest for the tag is growing) or a negative one (the tag is overcrowded).
The Programming game tag peaked in 2021 with 76 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.02% in 2014 and 0.05% 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.
Programming's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Programming tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. If the normalized and average lines are too small, 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 Programming tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 34 (2010) and 426 (2011) 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 Programming tag received between 34% (2022) and 338% (2011) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Programming
This chart displays the evolution of the Programming tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Bear in mind that there is inflation over time, which means that a price should slowly increase just to keep the same value.
The median price for Programming games peaked in 2016 at 14.99$, and bottomed in 2020 at 5.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2016 at 8%, and it's highest in 2020 at 16%.
Positive reviews ratio for Programming, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Programming tag, separated 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 Programming games is 96% for the Norwegian audience, and the worst is 87% for the Japanese audience.
Glitchspace is about reprogramming the game to solve puzzles. Trapped in an abstract cyberspace world, your way forward uses visual programming to edit environmental geometry, whilst unlocking key programming concepts along the way.
|Free||72.8%||May 5, 2016|
Craft any magical spell you can imagine using the most powerful tool there is: code. CodeSpells is currently an unguided, sandbox experience for the bravest wizards who want to help the developers steer the game's development.
|4.99||41.2%||Sep 18, 2015|
TIS-100 is an open-ended programming game by Zachtronics, the creators of SpaceChem and Infinifactory, in which you rewrite corrupted code segments to repair the TIS-100 and unlock its secrets. It’s the assembly language programming game you never asked for!
|6.99||97.6%||Jul 20, 2015|
|Human Resource Machine|
Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job. From the creators of World of Goo and Little Inferno.
|14.99||94.7%||Oct 15, 2015|
A game about friendship, love and technology in a place where bits have replaced atoms.
|24.99||80.5%||Sep 24, 2015|
|14.99||89.4%||Nov 16, 2016|
BUILD CIRCUITS. WRITE CODE. RTFM.
|14.99||95.6%||Nov 17, 2016|
|while True: learn()|
You’re a machine learning specialist who makes neural networks but your cat seems to be better at it. Now you must solve puzzles to build a cat-to-human translation system (who knows what else this cat is capable of!). Earn a fortune, buy kickass cat outfits, learn how machine learning really works!
|12.99||91.7%||Jan 17, 2019|
In Code World you control the robot that can walk around the world and send messages to devices. Every device reacts on those messages according to its code. You will have to read this code, understand what messages to send and write your own code.
|4.99||73.8%||Sep 11, 2017|
The year is 1997. You used to be a hacker, but now you have the phage. You made a deal: one hack, one dose. There’s nothing left to lose… except your life.
|19.99||96.3%||Oct 22, 2018|
|Adventure Land - The Code MMORPG|
|14.99||86.2%||Jan 28, 2019|
|7 Billion Humans|
Automate swarms of office workers to solve puzzles inside your very own parallel computer made of people. A thrilling followup to the award winning Human Resource Machine. Now with more humans!
|14.99||93.5%||Aug 23, 2018|
|CyberRebeat -The Fifth Domain of Warfare-|
Enter the world of hackers where Hiro and Misa must uncover the circumstances behind a mystery arson attack on a company that may be tied to the legendary hacker "Warlock". What will they uncover in their pursuit of the truth? A visual novel that brings the world of hackers to life!
|9.99||93.3%||Aug 24, 2018|
Code Romantic is a computer science puzzle visual novel wrapped in a science fiction love story.
|9.99||N/A||Apr 29, 2020|
Enter the world of "Monster Logic", the monstrous programming game! In this hand-drawn puzzle game, you'll have to use each monster's unique ability to progress through the 40+ levels and the multiple biomes!
|4.99||N/A||Jul 5, 2020|
Robo Instructus is a puzzle game in which players manoeuvre a robot by issuing instructions via a simple programming language. As players progress through the game they unlock new functions to overcome new puzzles, each of which can be solved in multiple ways.
|11.99||83.9%||Jul 16, 2019|
Quit your job and build an exciting startup! Survive the tech bubble, compete with rival CEOs and expand your office from bedroom programmer up to the heights of global corporate sabotage! As long as you don't get hacked... or kidnapped...
|14.99||57.5%||Jan 20, 2022|
Markov Alg is a puzzle game where you can change the game field according to instructions that are written on the game field
|2.99||94.1%||Nov 26, 2019|
|Programmer Dungeon Knightress|
Programmer Dungeon is a tactical game that challenges players to use logic programming to solve puzzles and progress through each level. Collect unique skills, use visual programming to automate your character, and defeat your enemies. Plan carefully and enjoy this exciting adventure!
|7.99||91.7%||Sep 22, 2022|
|Software Engineering Course / Informatyka - zrozum i zaprogramuj komputer|
The program was created on the basis of an engineering study program. No prior knowledge of any IT issues is required - we start with simple tasks and step by step learn the basics of computer programming.
|1.99||N/A||May 11, 2020|
Psyber is an educational game that teaches players the fundamentals of Computer Science. Explore an alternate reality world of robots filled with fun interactive puzzles and dangerous traps while learning the fundamentals of programming.
|29.99||N/A||Jul 6, 2020|
Comet 64 is a programming puzzle game. The year is 1984. All you got is a Comet 64 home computer and the operator's manual it came with.
|14.99||75.3%||Feb 5, 2021|
Learn CPU architecture with puzzles
|19.99||95.4%||Oct 2, 2021|
Hone your programming skills through a series of increasingly complex challenges in which you use a node based language to guide your robot through the required goals.
|9.99||N/A||Jun 24, 2021|
It's a nice puzzle to move the same numbers next to each other.
|9.99||N/A||Jan 20, 2021|