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Ranking Data for Over 80 Sub-Genres Now Available in GameIntel

Want to see the top-charting sniper games that hit a D1 retention of 40% in the US? Well, now you can. Here’s the details of our latest GameIntel update.

Line yourself up, recruit. You can now track ranking games across more types of charts than ever before; made up of an entire new division of 80+ sub-genres. Including everything from ‘Snipers’, ‘Tower Defense’ through to ‘Romance Games’.

We have three main changes for you to get through today. In GameIntel, you can now:

There’s a lot to explain here. So gear up and let’s get started.

What’s new in GameIntel

1. Filter the charts by over 80 sub-genres

In addition to the standard App Store categories (such as hyper-casual, RPG, and Sports), you can now explore aggregated GameIntel charts for more than 80 additional sub-genres (like Tower Defense, Snipers, and real-time strategy).

We’ve categorized hundreds of thousands of games, and we compute these new charts for every country and feasible gaming genre. You now have much more granularity than ever before. Want to see what the best performing Shooter games are in Denmark? Now you can.

To get started, just log in and check the Top Games dashboard. You’ll see a new ‘GameIntel Genre’ dropdown option, right next to ‘Store Category’ (this is the standard chart). Click this new dropdown and pick your genre or sub-genre to load the new ranks.

So to give you an example of what this means, you can see all of the top-ranking tactical shooter games in the US on any given day.

We’ve created an aggregate ranking for each sub-genre
These sub-genres are exclusive to GameIntel. They don’t exist on the App Stores. So we’ve had to be a bit clever with how we created the ranking for them. We’ve done this in three ways:

1. Tagging more than 150,000 games with:

  • Sub-genres: like sniper, tactical shooter, hyper-casual, and more
  • Contextual data points: specific mechanics, platforms, audience, art style and more

2. Estimating metrics for top charting games:

  • Estimation data: We use our data from over ⅓ of the world’s players to create industry-wide estimation models, and give performance estimates for top games’ metrics, like DAU, MAU, and Retention.

3. Analyzing the historical and global trend for each game to create a:

  • Performance score: based on reviews, ratings, and more
  • Visibility score: based on how many countries the game is published in, and how many times they ranked

And through machine learning, we use all of this data to create our own aggregate ranking for each sub-genre. That means you can now see how specific games and sub-genres are performing in the charts, instead of the standard App Store genres.

2. You can sort by metrics

Not only can you filter by different sub-genres, but you can now sort all of the top games in descending or ascending order by specific metrics.

When you check a top chart, you’ll now see a grid with many columns covering all major metrics like retention, DAU, ARPPU. These are all estimated figures for every game in the charts. So, do you want to see a list of Logical Puzzle games in the US with the highest D7 retention? Well, now you can do exactly that with just a couple of clicks. 

To give you another example, you can choose to “re-rank” all Sniper games in Russia in order of those with, say, the highest number of sessions. 

Here’s a full breakdown of what you can sort the charts by:

  • Downloads
  • DAU
  • MAU
  • D1 Retention
  • D7 Retention
  • D30 Retention
  • Session Length
  • Session Count
  • Playtime
  • Visibility Score
  • Performance Score

3. And you can unlock all of this in our Starter tier

It’s in our new affordable pricing plan, which only costs $99 a month. And it includes everything we mentioned above.

If you’re already a GameIntel premium user (either indie or above), then you’ll see these updates immediately. But if not, you can unlock all of them on our Starter Tier. You can see what else is included and get a full pricing breakdown here.

Once unlocked, simply log in, head to one of our dashboards (like Top Games), and you’ll see the new filtering option as well as all of the new columns with each individual metric at the ready.

What’s coming next?

We have plenty more updates coming soon. We’ve been squashing bugs, categorizing more and more titles each day, and also working on some larger releases soon to come. Keep an eye on this space, or subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop.

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