Tag created in June 2017
Short's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the Short tag and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. 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 Short 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 Short game tag peaked in 2020 with 274 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.58% in 2013 and 0.05% in 2023.
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.
Short's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Short 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 Short tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 71 (2010) and 963 (2014) 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 Short tag received between 53% (2022) and 216% (2011) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Short
This graph displays the evolution of the Short 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 2013 at 8.99$, and bottomed in 2018 at 2.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2013 at 3%, and it's highest in 2015 at 22%.
Positive reviews ratio for Short, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Short tag, separated by language. It helps estimate how different audiences 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 highest rating for Short is 97% for the Vietnamese language, and the lowest is 87% for the Bulgarian language.
Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of everyday life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment.
|Free||64.5%||Aug 11, 2014|
|The Gardens Between|
The Gardens Between is a surreal puzzle adventure that follows best friends, Arina and Frendt, as they fall into a mysterious world of beautiful garden islands. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and discover the secrets of each island.
|19.99||93.6%||Sep 19, 2018|
A short adventure about healing people's inner worlds from corruption, and confront emotions.
|5.99||85.7%||Feb 14, 2023|
You are the Ball. Escape.
|6.99||97%||Feb 4, 2021|
|Beyond the Stars VR|
The land is dying. The people are sick. Are you the hero destined to save them? Journey through interactive puzzles to rediscover ancient secrets as you bring health and happiness back to the land in this stunning (and free!) adventure exploration experience.
|Free||72.7%||Jun 4, 2019|
A narrative puzzle game about two people trying to find their way back together in a city on fire.
|5.99||85.3%||Aug 12, 2021|
|Teenage Blob: Paperperson - The First Single|
Grab some sandwiches, get on your bike and hit the streets! Paperperson is the first single from the upcoming game/ album split-release Teenage Blob; a colourful art-punk adventure towards the best night of your life!
|Free||96.3%||Sep 17, 2020|
Help Red deliver letter to someone special to her by solving short yet tricky puzzles along the way.
|0.99||90%||May 10, 2021|
This short & challenging horror adventure will drive you nuts! Type your way out of this cursed mansion and avoid the regret monster by hiding, running and setting traps. But don’t lose the rhythm of your heartbeat or make typos, they may cause you a heart attack… Fully playable without visuals.
|1.99||N/A||Aug 23, 2021|
|Catch The Donut|
Romeu is a little cat that loves candys but he needs help to solve some puzzles in a sweet world to get all the donuts.
|0.99||90%||Sep 13, 2021|
A problem emerges in an everlastingly peaceful life of Nyx and Ruby. There's a carrot and it's too big.
|4.99||94.7%||Dec 3, 2021|
|Frog Detective 1: The Haunted Island|
You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve a mystery.
|4.99||95.4%||Nov 22, 2018|
Wordle is a fun and addictive word game that challenges your vocabulary skills. Try it now and see how many words you can create!
|9.99||86%||Apr 12, 2021|
Half game. Half album. All awesome! A colourful art-punk adventure towards the best night of your life. Guaranteed to cheer you up in half an hour or your money back!
|7.99||98.1%||Aug 13, 2020|
|Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard|
You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve a mystery. Also there's a wizard.
|4.99||98%||Dec 9, 2019|
Stars vanished from the sky and scattered across a perfect endless wetland... Catch bugs and chat with many characters while playfully wandering through peaceful scenery. But don't lose sight of the night sky, the constellations need help!
|9.99||97.9%||Oct 13, 2022|
"What if you're born into this world without your permission?" DIVINATION is a very short visual novel where you act as a fortune teller in a futuristic world. Talk and listen to people's stories, then foresee their future using the runes they had drawn.
|1.99||85.8%||Dec 12, 2019|
Short handcrafted horror adventure with multiple choices... Make your own way through the madness!
|0.99||94.4%||Dec 4, 2020|
Dodge obstacles and solve puzzles in this ZX homage! Help Bumble undo the curse on his family, and re-gain your controls one by one in each of Bugged Dungeons’s 20 brain-bending rooms. Create your own levels and share for other players to play them.
|4.99||N/A||Feb 21, 2022|
A relaxing walking simulator game with biblical narration from the book of Tobit. Relive a narrated biblical story of Tobit in an engaging forest environment.
|Free||38.9%||Feb 14, 2019|
A short and deeply emotional game experience where life itself is presented through a unique perspective.
|3.99||75%||Jul 29, 2020|
|Loot Grind Simulator|
Loot Grind Simulator is a fantasy-themed game about completing quests and earning better loot to equip. The game is meant as satire of the current MMO and Looter Shooter trends and features idle gameplay elements with decisions about what quests to undertake and items to craft.
|Free||79.5%||Oct 14, 2020|
|Play With Me: Escape Room|
See how a game created by the very Jigsaw would look like! Use the available objects, outwit tricky illusions and optical puzzles and above all, answer the question – will you dare to Play with Me?
Unsettled is a short single-player first-person adventure game. Experience the most exciting journey of your life against the background of the beautiful landscapes of the northern mountains.
|9.99||41.7%||Dec 17, 2022|