Tag created in June 2017
RPGMaker's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the RPGMaker 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 idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the RPGMaker tag is getting more or less popular from a developer's perspective. 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 RPGMaker tag has peaked in 2018, with 234 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.05% in 2012 and 0.36% in 2018.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
RPGMaker's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the RPGMaker tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for RPGMaker tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 452 (2013) and 53 (2019) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the RPGMaker tag received between 17% (2020) and 154% (2012) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with RPGMaker
This graph displays the evolution of the RPGMaker tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play 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 game price was at its lowest in 2017 at 2.99$, and peaked in 2023 at 9.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2020 at 22%, and bottomed in 2021 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for RPGMaker, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the RPGMaker 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 necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for RPGMaker games is 95% for the Thai audience, and the worst is 80% for the Bulgarian audience.
Conquer the ever changing dungeons of DarkEnd and save the fall of humanity! Choose your heroes and venture into a world filled with numerous treasures, mysterious secrets and discover a haunting past in this 10+ hours of retro 2D Dungeon-Crawling!
|1.99||56.3%||Oct 17, 2014|
|Victim of Xen|
Follow Will as he becomes a victim of circumstance, after the frivolous royal witch turns him into a girl.
|9.99||56%||May 21, 2014|
You play as a new arrival to a foggy and mysterious town. You find yourself waking up in the bodies of the town's inhabitants at pivotal moments of their lives. Make tough choices as you discover the truth about this town called Greyfox.
|1.99||74.5%||Feb 23, 2015|
|Secret Of Magia|
Secret of Magia is an action RPG. Explore a huge world and free your people from the tyranny of an evil, supernatural dictator.
|1.99||49.3%||Aug 21, 2015|
|Labyronia RPG 2|
You return to the land of Labyronia, now in the cold grip of an evil force. Roam the wartorn lands. You are the only one who can save the planet from destruction. The epic sequel to the critically-acclaimed Labyronia.
|1.99||75.6%||Aug 28, 2015|
A keenly dark twist on the traditional murder mystery setting, The Deed is an Adventure/RPG game about getting away with murder. Arran Bruce, the rightful heir to Dunshiel House, returns home to settle a score with his estranged family.
|0.99||91.2%||Nov 23, 2015|
Heroes always win! But what happens to those who don't? Play as unique and colorful characters as the world comes to an end after our heroes' utter defeat.
|2.99||63.6%||Dec 11, 2015|
Join the crew of the Alpha Omega Company in a journey through science fiction and fantasy, as secrets lie beyond the reality you've always known. Prevent a war, abolish pollution and rewrite history in the very fabric of the world's past!
|4.99||77.8%||Jan 8, 2016|
|Thorne - Death Merchants|
Play as an infamous mercenary known as "The Crow" in a decayed and corrupt world, find your way out of chains and get paid for your contract, in this enthralling Action-RPG with high production values.
|3.99||76.3%||Mar 25, 2016|
|Last Heroes 3|
Enjoy another classic 16-bit RPG from Warfare Studios of Vagrant Hearts, Ashes of Immortality and Valiant fame, and embark on a quest with Amelia and Roland as they make new friends, experience dreams, and discover their destiny.
|2.99||68.3%||Apr 1, 2016|
|Thorne - Son of Slaves (Ep.2)|
Play as the infamous mercenary known as "The Crow" in a decayed and corrupt world, find your way out of chains and get paid for your contract, in this enthralling Action-RPG with high production values.
|3.99||79.7%||Aug 26, 2016|
Witness the tale of a most foolish family. A remake of the classic horror exploration game makes its way to Steam.
|9.99||97.1%||Sep 22, 2016|
Play as D’Vil, the Dark Lord… and rising star at Evil Productions. Team up with Hero of Light, Ralph, and unleash devastating combos on your foes. Will you work together to uncover the conspiracy behind the video game cutscene industry or clash like true hero and villain?
|2.99||93%||Mar 17, 2017|
|Mari and the Black Tower|
Mari and the Black Tower is a jRPG featuring enhanced turn-based side-view combat. Join Mari, Abbie and a team of heroes to scale the Black Tower in this classic experience with a modern twist.
|1.99||90.9%||Oct 3, 2017|
A hard scifi, fantasy, hand-drawn RPG with a unique original story that’s mainly about the characters and delves into topics regarding the human condition from the perspective of one person, Wallace Lovecraft.
|16.99||N/A||Nov 25, 2019|
DEEP 8 is a gritty RPG inspired by 90s classics. Fight tactical battles! Use mods instead of weapons which you can change any time while fighting. Combine them to build effective strategies and crush your enemies! Explore a vast scifi world and uncover the dark past of your characters.
|Free||93.3%||Jun 17, 2022|
"WELCOME TO NEW KOZA" It's the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know. A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe - and it's awesome!
|19.99||71.8%||Jan 13, 2020|
Want to remember the classic JRPG experience? Look no further than the embodiment of references that is Radiant Arc! Explore an open world as you work to become a beacon of hope in a world about to be consumed in darkness!
|5.99||N/A||May 30, 2019|
|Rumia in the darkness|
Rumia, the youkai of darkness, will infiltrate the human village and kill an evil merchant. This man attempts to change all youkai's old names. As a result, youkais will lose their ancient power. Rumia must stop this horrible plan ASAP! She can eat humans for getting new skills.
|0.99||82.4%||Jul 31, 2019|
|Marisa's Inconceivable Journey|
Marisa was suddenly summoned to a different world! It seems this world was invaded by alien. But the truth isn't simple. Now Marisa is in total isolation. She must fight to survive. Can she expose the truth, save the world and Reimu, finally return to Gensokyo?
|0.99||N/A||Jun 4, 2022|
|Tower Of Heresy|
Tower of Heresy is an Rpg Action game, with a fantasy setting and extensive and explorable maps. Choose a class and get ready to challenge the pitfalls of the tower among terrifying monsters and deadly traps. Will you be a slave of the tower or the Monarch?
|Free||N/A||Jan 8, 2020|
"DEAD DREAMS" is a 2D psychological horror game focused on puzzle-solving and atmosphere with a complex non-linear story in which every element has a meaning...
|7.99||79.1%||Feb 6, 2020|