LD32 vs MiniLD59

Posted by (twitter: @TheShadowBrain)
May 22nd, 2015 4:16 am

So I was looking at my stats for my MiniLD game and comparing them to my regular LD game, something felt weird about this:


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Click to go to itch.io page! (This was posted early in the day so the views/downloads for today are comparatively low.)


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Click to go to itch.io page!


My miniLD game has way less time put into it overall, I spent 24-ish hours on it, while my LD32 game had around 30-36 hours put into it, and I won’t even get voting results for my MiniLD game. :(

Is there any way the MiniLDs could get some form of voting on them too? I feel like I’m missing out on stats…

4 Responses to “LD32 vs MiniLD59”

  1. Jordan says:

    Maybe your LD game got a lot less downloads than the Mini LD while still at about the same view count
    due to all of the users who went around voting on games without downloading them. With the Mini LD, you have a higher download/view ratio because since there is no voting, that issue doesn’t occur.

    I personally experienced this by not gaining downloads a lot of the time I gained votes, and sometimes
    when I had enough coolness for my game to be shown on that list you’d see with games that had a low amount of votes, I would end up gaining enough votes to not be shown yet not gaining any downloads.

    • ShadowBrain says:

      Well the download count on my full LD game is more explainable by the fact that it has a webplayer build while my miniLD game doesn’t, but I can definitely see that impacting it a bit too.

  2. GaTechGrad says:

    As far as Itch.io goes, it has been really hit or miss for me. I’ve got games on there with hundreds of plays and others that only have and handful of plays. My games that are tied to an Itch.io jam seem to get more plays, so maybe they get more exposure than just being on the new games list. I think what category you place your game also plays a role, as my FPS game blew away my puzzle games in number of plays.

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