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Welcome to the GameAnalytics blog, where we try to help game makers build more engaging experiences through a strong understanding of their core metrics.

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Gaming community

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about your gaming community, from building your social presence from scratch, to engaging and maintaining your active followers.

Designing Habit-Forming Games

A player who gets used to playing your game habitually will keep coming back, and that's the key to forming a steady community.

The Biggest Mobile Gaming Consumers In 2018 (And Beyond) Are Women

Gaming has often been considered a male-dominated past-time, but no more. Here's why 2018 and beyond will be all-important for diversifying your audiences.

Part 2: Are Casual Games Maturing? Lessons from Playrix!

Why and how are casual games pivoting towards mid-core features? How are top tier Devs like Playrix driving this change in the casual gaming space? A close chat with Playrix, developer of top grossing games like Homescapes, Gardenscapes, and Fishdom.

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How To Determine Your Game’s Player LTV

There are many ways to calculate the lifetime value (LTV) of players in your game. We look at the typical ways to calculate LTV and understand your ROI.

How to Run a Successful Kickstarter for your Game

Nathan Lovato has run 2 successful kickstarter campaigns over the last couple of years (the latest of which raised 4x the initial goal). He explores some of the basics and common pitfalls you should avoid.

How To Grow A Gaming Community (When You Don’t Have Players)

When you get started with social networks, it’s tough. Nobody follows you. Nobody knows you! How do game developers get those thousands of followers?

User Analytics Persona

How To Create User Personas As Unique As Your Audience

Do you sometimes wish that you could get to know every one of your players and the members of your…

8 ways of spotting and fixing the reasons why players are leaving your game

The following article is based on a previous one we published on the GameAnalytics blog: 16 reasons players are leaving your…

The 7 Deadly Sins of Mobile User Acquisition

App discovery is tough. With over 1,500,000 apps in each of the App Store and Google Play, standing out from…

Know your players

Why now’s the time to get to know your players

Marketing is a dirty word within the walls of many independent developers. Even for those who acknowledge it’s something they…

Why it’s important to keep your initial players happy

In our last data science report on what makes a game successful we looked at the evolution of key game…

16 Reasons Why Players Are Leaving Your Game

In order to improve player retention you need to understand why players are leaving your game. Here are 16 common causes of player churn.