In January 2014 Developer Stats were released and they were absolutely game changing. It has allowed developers to analyse players behaviour and track their sales identifying their popular products.
Since it’s release the stats page has gained many new features with the most recent allowing developers to filter statistics based on player’s ages.
What is my idea?
My idea is short and sweet: I propose an additional feature which displays the genre average for each section of the developer stats.
Why would this be beneficial?
Currently, there is no way to benchmark and compare the statistics of the performance of your game against a baseline average. Developers currently have no way of identifying whether their game is performing well compared to their “competition”.
e.g Having a 10 minute average play time for your game which is in the “Horror” category might seem very positive to a developer but if the genre average is actually 15 minutes then it allows the developer to see that their game isn’t performing as well as the rest in it’s genre.