After you’ve played my game, you can feast your eyes on these stats ↓
As my game scrapes the LD30 game contest entries, I gather a lot of stats about who comments on whom. And, I believe, comments are a good proxy for playings and ratings.
We’re over a week into the 3 week voting time, and already the activity on the site has dropped significantly.
Here’s the comments over time (PDT):
The high peaks are at 12 noon each day; it seems people play and rate in their lunch hours! Even as the number of comments per hour drops steadily, it still has a local maximum at 12 noon each day.
I know I play, rate and comment during my lunch breaks … but I’m not in the PDT timezone.
In fact, I have the supposed location of 617 players so far (seen my game?) so I could actually do an ok job of determining the local time they comment, and perhaps its not their lunchtimes? I may do this…
I was expecting the comment rate to pick up again at the weekend, but seemingly not.
There are 2,539 entries, of which 1,044 are jam entries and 1,495 are 48-hour comp.
There are a staggering 43,495 comments!
3,536 of those comments are replies by the entry author, commenting on their own entry.
764 of those comments were posted by 365 Ludum Darers who didn’t enter LD30.
18 entries have no comments at all, and 1 entry has only the entrant commenting. Sad! I’ll put a list at the end so you can go do something about it!
The top-10 commented-on games (so far) are:
212 Close Your Eyes – nonetheless (Web, Source)
195 Sinister – Joe Williamson (Web, Source)
187 Heart Star – AdventureIslands (Web, Source)
175 Connecting LD30 to the Real World – Will Edwards (Web, Source)
161 Chipset-0 – deepnight (Play (flash), Source (Haxe), Timelapse (soon))