We all have probably noticed the changes that have been made to our front page, from being able to select certain genres to just a Popular category on the front to now a wide variety of categories.
What I want to understand is, how are certain games sorted into these certain categories so I can design and develop my game to enter that category on front page. We’ve all seen people paste a dozen load of tags into their description but I’ve noticed that not even that helps now, nor does it make your game appealing.
There are a lot of questions I have for how the categories are sorted and I’m sure if this topic contains informational replies than a lot of developers themselves can refer back to this topic. Games such as Pizza Factory Tycoon have paved their way into ‘Up-And-Coming’ yet being released 4 years ago and having multiple hundreds of millions of visits.
How would I be able to guide my game into categories such as ‘Most Engaging’ or ‘Up-And-Coming’. I’m sure statistics play a lot into this but what statistics exactly?
True. But like I said, you just never know. But it would also kind of have to depend on what category of games there is. Like, if a game that is really popular, it would probably go into the popular category.
I must point out, this is something I’ve been trying to figure out, as it is a wonderful way to market a game.
I believe I read a while ago about some of them having requirements, and needing an application. I’ve forgotten which ones those were though.
Let me know when you find something!