gamescom 2018 – Media coverage analysis

This is the yearly look at what is the most important game event in Europe, and the coverage it has generated around its latest edition. gamescom 2018 – factual summary While the event has always been in August, this is the first time that it’s been staged during the same week of August as the […]

Kickstarter and Tabletop Games: 2018 Mid-Year Update

As an addition to the traditional mid-year crowdfunding check, for video games, I have decided to give tabletop games their own blog post this year. There is a dedicated interest for these numbers, and they are quite fascinating to follow. As a quick catch-up, you might want to have a look at the post on […]

Crowdfunding and Video Games: 2018 Mid-Year Update

It has already been six months since my last check on the crowdfunding trends for video games. With everyone taking it slow because the summer is coming (I am joking, everyone is rabidly preparing for gamescom), here is the latest data and what I make of it. This is part one, as I will do […]

E3 2018 Media Coverage Analysis – aka “E3 Battle Royale results”

Like every year, this is the time for a look at the performance of the many E3 announcements in terms of media coverage. If this the first time you read about our analysis, you can find out more about the methodology used, and read the blog posts for 2015, 2016, and 2017. Overall trend Starting with 2016, I set […]

Media Coverage Analysis – Nier: Automata Case Study

You might be familiar with the different analysis we conduct around key media events of the games industry, such our regular E3 and gamescom media coverage analysis. We have in the past used the same tools to help games companies better understand their PR actions and identify ways for them to improve their reach. I […]

Decrypting video games events: which one is right for you?

There are more and more events every year dedicated to video games. Navigating through the annual schedule is getting increasingly complex, and we have many discussions with our different partners about the merits of the different events for them to attend, depending on the profile of their games, the current state of development of the […]

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Kickstarter in 2017 – Year in review

Before January is out, here is the annual look at Kickstarter for the year 2017. Where is Kickstarter going? Overall funding bounces back After its very first year of decline in funding of projects in 2016, Kickstarter sees a bounce back in the overall money actually raised. That bounce is very timid though, even if […]

gamescom 2017 – Media coverage analysis

This is the week after gamescom, and as is tradition, I have some numbers to share about the event. I will reference data from previous years (some slightly adjusted), as this exercise has been done now for 2014, 2015 and 2016. gamescom 2017 New dates As for the last 3 years in a row, the […]

Kickstarter and Games – 2017 mid-year status update

Like last year, I did a mini-research on games on Kickstarter at the mid-year point. It allows me to keep an eye on the trend, and check properly hard data a bit more often. On top looking at the Games category and the video games and tabletop games sub-categories, I am also throwing in a few numbers on Kickstarter overall.