Tag created in June 2017
Text-Based's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the Text-Based 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 idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Text-Based 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 Text-Based game tag peaked in 2022 with 358 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.02% in 2012 and 0.23% in 2022.
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.
Text-Based's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Text-Based tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. Note that 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 Text-Based tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 20 (2010) and 379 (2015) 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 Text-Based tag received between 14% (2020) and 85% (2015) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Text-Based
This graph displays the evolution of the Text-Based 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 2015 at 4.99$, and peaked in 2021 at 6.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 18%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Text-Based, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Text-Based 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 Text-Based games is 96% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 84% for the Dutch audience.
|Choice of Robots|
Your robots will change the world! Will you show them the true meaning of love, or conquer Alaska with your robot army? A 300,000-word epic interactive sci-fi novel.
|6.99||96.5%||Dec 19, 2014|
It starts with a daring escape from a zombie-infested city; it ends at Zombie Exodus, when a horde of zombies swarms outlying settlements like locusts.
|19.99||86.4%||Oct 23, 2015|
|Avatar of the Wolf|
Hunt down the killer who murdered the Wolf god! As the Wolf's last avatar before his assassination, will you revive your god, take revenge on his killer, or destroy the pantheon and bring about a new order?
|4.99||N/A||Jun 22, 2017|
|Warsim: The Realm of Aslona|
Warsim is a deep and rich text based kingdom management game unlike anything else. Complete with charming ASCII graphics, navigate the millions of different procedurally generated races, events and areas with a huge emphasis on player choice. Don't let its look fool you, there is depth in every direction.
|9.99||97.7%||Dec 20, 2022|
|The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature|
Experience the Myth of Frankenstein through the innocent eyes of his creature. Make decisions and change people's view that you will meet on your way. Now, the myth is in your hands, so how are you going to end it?
|15.99||84.5%||Oct 30, 2019|
Ishmael is a short multimedia-enhanced hypertext story about perpetual cycles of displacement and violence as seen through the lens of a child. Takes about 15 minutes to read/play through.
|Free||54.6%||Dec 10, 2018|
|My Mud Game|
Do you know Mud? It was a popular multiplayer online game 20 years ago ~ It is only declining with the development of graphical games, and My Mud Game is to let everyone recall the past and even create games developed by their own games.
|15.99||N/A||May 29, 2020|
|The Door Of Redemption|
When you wake up in a dungeon full of peculiar smell, someone tells you: you must find a way to escape from this dungeon, and be careful, you are not alone……
|0.99||N/A||Jun 29, 2020|
Alias is an abstract game designed for a company of at least 4 people. This is exactly what will help to distract yourself from the external fuss. Guess the guessing word through associations and explanations. Spend time playing in the same room, or play it online from a distance.
|5.99||N/A||Aug 31, 2020|
In order to improve the efficiency of selecting talents, the Chicheng police specially developed a test system-the true detection system, with the black robe company. As a tester, you need to complete the cracking of the case under the rules of the system.
|9.99||94%||Dec 19, 2022|
Cataclysm destroyed the sky and the earth, but it didn't destroy "Leningrad" - an autonomous underwater city-fortress. It is up to you to take on the role of the Captain of the "Leningrad". The future of the ship and its citizens depends on your actions.
|0.99||76.9%||Jan 31, 2022|
|Will Die Alone|
Some memories aren't meant to stay. We are our memories and our experiences. What happens if you delete some of them? If you change your past and, thus, your future?
|4.99||80.4%||May 19, 2022|
In what is possibly the most baffling text adventure ever devised, navigate a surreal landscape with the aid of the Pi-Man in an attempt to discover the (real world) location of a golden sundial. Originally published in 1982.
|2.99||N/A||Jun 28, 2022|
|피랍 일지 - 그 남자로부터의 탈출|
어떻게든 돌아갈 거야. 가족이 기다리고 있는 집으로.
|3.99||N/A||Jul 28, 2022|
|The Monster Under Your Skin|
Play as an unnamed man who suspects his wife of something, and dive deep into his memories of the day when he was about to propose to her. Your choices can influence the story. Genre: thriller.
|4.99||N/A||Aug 29, 2022|
|슬픈 가족사 - 산장으로부터의 탈출|
우리 아빠는 유명한 과학자입니다.
|4.99||N/A||Aug 25, 2022|
|꿈을 빼앗긴 남자 - Dream invader|
『꿈을 빼앗긴 남자 - 드림 인베이더』는 노벨 게임에 논리 퍼즐이 혼합된 게임입니다.
|4.99||N/A||Nov 16, 2022|
|The Hidden and Unknown|
The Hidden and Unknown is a story-based game, that aims to widen the perception of its audience in the areas of psychology and philosophy.
|1999.9||66.7%||Jan 23, 2023|
|Pechka: Historical Story Adventure|
This game portrays the tragic history of war in a 2D adventure format, set against real events. It provides a realistic experience, encompassing themes of betrayal, death, and love, while also offering multiple endings driven by player choices. Discover the impact of this era's tragedy firsthand.
|14.99||N/A||Jul 13, 2023|
|Fight in the Arena by Daniel da Silva|
Fight in the Arena is a text-based fighting game with an in-depth turn-based combat system.
|3.99||N/A||Feb 20, 2023|
Naoki was really excited about spending Christmas with his beloved. But those plans weren't meant to be - Naoki saw her hugging another guy. Christmas seems ruined but just one random encounter can change everything. This is a Japanese-style kinetic visual novel about Christmas.
|2.99||93.3%||Dec 17, 2022|
Stories Untold is a compilation tape of four experimental adventures, including a remaster of the original hit episode “The House Abandon”.
|9.99||87.1%||Feb 27, 2017|
|Vampire: The Masquerade — Night Road|
The elders have entrusted you, an elite vampire courier, to deliver their secrets. Can you outrun the hunters, the other drivers, and the rising sun?
|11.99||90.1%||Sep 24, 2020|
|InfiniteCorp: Cyberpunk Cards|
The 2190 year. You are an employee of a corporation dealing in goods distribution and logistics in the “megatower” – the place where all local citizens live. Find yourself in the cyberpunk reality by playing InfiniteCorp, a decision-based strategy card game!
|3.99||76.5%||Feb 22, 2021|
|The Play's the Thing|
Win fame as a playwright before dark forces bring the curtain down for good! In a city stalked by a deadly curse, how will the power of your pen change the world?
|5.99||81.8%||Aug 26, 2021|