INSIGHTS

We analyze and provide information on games' functional characteristics and their relation to each other. Our research is based on more than a thousand of commercially successful mobile and social games in various countries and regions worldwide.

Research and Data

  • US Genres 14-16 Report

    Genres, Settings and Visualization: 2014-2016

    • USA
    • Mobile
    • 110 pages

    An analysis of the popularity and trends found in the main genres, settings and visualization styles of the most commercially successful mobile games on Google Play and App Store.

  • Battlers Report

    Genre Case Study: Battler Games free

    • USA
    • Mobile
    • 29 pages

    A case study of battler games: the most popular genre on current top grossing lists on Google Play and App Store.

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    Rate Us! windows – set of screenshotsfree

    • USA
    • Mobile
    • 75 screenshots

    Screenshots of windows with a request to rate a game of 73 top grossing mobile games. Design a perfect window requests using this package.

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    Which game mechanics make it to the top? free

    • USA
    • Mobile
    • 13 pages

    A study of the popularity of primary and additional mechanics in mobile games from US top-grossing lists on Google Play and App Store.

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    Currency stores in top games free

    • USA
    • Mobile
    • 12 pages

    An analysis of currency stores in US top-grossing games on Google Play and App Store. Types of design for premium currency purchase windows, types of discounts, etc.

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    VIP statuses in games free

    • USA
    • Mobile
    • 12 pages

    Types of VIP statuses in US top-grossing games on Google Play and App Store. Permanent and temporary VIP statuses, levels and breakdown by different mechanics.

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METHODOLOGY

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    To start a new research, our professional team plays successful games and performs a manual selection of the key facts connected to functionality.

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    All the information is stored on the Playliner Platform. Every game is broken down into several hundred blocks (e.g. setting, primary and additional mechanics, monetization, chat, currency bank, unit abilities, etc.) with screenshots and description of the possibilities attached.

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    We run a profound analysis in the chosen direction. The emphasis is made on detecting the games' functional possibilities and finding correlations between them.

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    All of the above allows us to quickly find and analyze the important information, which is then presented in the form of general or individual reports.