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My Steam Replay – 2022 – Indiecator


Steam simply launched a brand new function a lot consistent with what different platforms have been doing on the finish of the 12 months: Steam Replay.

That is primarily a abstract of video games you performed, stats on how a lot you’ve performed them per thirty days, and even percentages in regard to how a lot of your playtime has been spent with one particular sport. Fairly nifty.

If you wish to test it out for your self, you are able to do so over right here on this web page (additionally situated on the Retailer Web page in the event you scroll down a bunch) – as for mine, you may dive deep into my library’s stats over right here.

Word: The stats solely replicate video games performed on-line and never stuff that you simply performed in offline mode/whereas disconnected from the web.
Additionally, packages similar to Krita and VTube Studio or no matter usually are not proven both… additionally the Replay doesn’t present something performed earlier than January 1’s first second and after December 14th’s final second (GMT).

It seems that this 12 months my most-played video games have been (apparently) Danger of Rain 2, Yu-Gi-Oh! Grasp Duel, and Vampire Survivors… however it doesn’t actually really feel correct for my part… I actually don’t assume I’ve performed that a lot of them in any respect however I’m fairly mistaken:

  • I solely began enjoying Yu-Gi-oh! Grasp Duel this 12 months and amassed 61.2 hours of gameplay in that point… earlier than I ended up quitting fully.
    • 97% of my playtime occurred in March… after which I simply didn’t play it once more till December the place I briefly began it up solely to then realise why I stop it, therefore uninstalling it.
  • I did play plenty of Danger of Rain 2 and this 12 months, I even lastly received all of the achievements for it again in April.
    • Again in March, Survivors of the Void launched, so I spent 37% of my whole Danger of Rain 2 playtime at that time and 26% of my playtime in April with the sport, nonetheless.
    • I then performed just a little of it from August till October once more… and lately I’ve been eager to play it with pals once more however time administration has been tough.
  • As for Vampire Survivors, the web page asks me how a lot time I “spent standing nonetheless with max garlic”… and to be truthful, that’s fairly correct.
    • I spent 21% of my playtime in January, which is smart because it launched in December 2021 in Early Entry and I solely found it later in January for myself.
    • Then, I didn’t play it once more till Might after I spent 37% of my 40-ish hours enjoying the sport once more.
    • I performed it some extra in June (8%), July (18%) and August (3%).
    • Then I took one other break till I received again into it in preparation for the DLC in November (6%) and December (11%).
    • Currently, I’ve been enjoying it as properly on cellular which is… attention-grabbing. There could also be a put up concept right here for Early 2022.

The complicated bit of those stats is that that overview (see image above) exhibits you the proportion of your whole playtime. So, I spent 7% of my complete playtime on Steam in 2022 enjoying Danger of Rain 2. It doesn’t present me what number of hours I performed this 12 months… though I’d think about it’s close to a hundred-ish, provided that I already was sitting at round 160 hours in 2021, as I point out in some put up…

However the stats for the video games additionally say “X% of Complete Playtime” on the prime… however then the graphs present greater percentages. Therefore, I’d assume that I spent 32% of my time in Might enjoying Vampire Survivors… however that’s not what this graph is about… The Graph is in regards to the proportion of this 12 months’s Vampire Survivors playtime damaged up into graphs that add as much as 100%. So, this might want some clarification. I like the way it’s additionally telling me the person periods I performed (as in: Began up the sport and closed it… 22 instances).

There’s additionally a streak counter however I don’t actually have a lot time (sounds bizarre, eh?) to play a sport daily. Currently, I’ve been enjoying plenty of Legends of Runeterra however I typically find yourself simply enjoying one or two rounds per day… throughout breaks, so my sessions-stat can be fairly excessive over there and so would the streak be… however the playtime might be comparatively low.

Anyway, I discovered this graph fairly attention-grabbing because it type of exhibits how I received again into it once more after I needed to take a look at the updates… after which I performed all the replace… after which I finished… after which I began enjoying it once more.

It’s a typical behavior of mine, I believe.

With Danger of Rain 2, you may see that I performed so much once more in anticipation for the brand new growth after which I finished for some time when the brand new semester started… at which level, I performed extra Vampire Survivors for the reason that rounds are a lot faster… after which I performed extra Danger of Rain 2 once more throughout my semester break till October.

It’s type of hilarious.

As you may see over right here, I performed a complete of 148 completely different video games. Quite a lot of which have been Indie… Uhm… “simply play one per cent of Indie video games that come out this 12 months” or one thing.

Anyway, 97 of these have been new video games. I additionally performed 80 demos and I apparently participated in a single playtest (put up on that one quickly) however that’s not precisely appropriate as I additionally was a part of the Bizarre West playtest this 12 months, for which I needed to signal an NDA… however because it’s launched that doesn’t apply anymore. In any other case, I might have written about it. I additionally participated in one other playtest however that one nonetheless has to launch and I’m nonetheless beneath NDA for that.

I believe the difficulty right here is that Steam solely counts the “playtests” for video games that use the general public playtest function. If I received a playtest-key for one thing then that one wouldn’t rely as Steam doesn’t rely keys for video games which might be unreleased.

Both approach, 80 demos?! Woah!

When stacked in opposition to the remainder of the Steam Group, I apparently received much more achievements than the common, I performed extra video games and I had longer streaks. This exhibits me that I spend an excessive amount of time enjoying video games. I believe that’s what Steam is making an attempt to inform me right here… As a substitute of enjoying so many, I ought to play much less… or one thing. Am I studying that accurately?

What I really like in regards to the Steam Replay is the breakdown into “new” and “basic” video games. 2% of the video games I performed have been greater than 8 years in the past (Issac, for example, or MidBoss… and others) whereas 61% of the video games I performed have been new releases (with the rise in evaluation keys, that’s comprehensible, I reckon).

Naturally, the common Steam participant isn’t in a position to play that many new video games, in order that they spend extra time with years that launched prior to now 1-7 years as an alternative of spending a lot time on newer titles.

And I wouldn’t have thought that the proportion of video games the common participant on Steam performs for video games that launched 8+ years in the past can be this excessive. I assume there are plenty of Skyrim gamers, for example… and so they nonetheless uncover new secrets and techniques and stuff to this present day. Sure gamers are very captivated with their favorite video games and classics like Borderlands 2 or Isaac, in order that makes plenty of sense to me, I believe.

However on the identical time, I’m chugging away at my backlog. I performed plenty of Satan Might Cry this 12 months, from the primary to the third… some Darkish Souls, plenty of Isaac, some Skyrim, and different titles… I’m stunned that my whole proportion of “Basic Video games” is that this low.

Over the course of 2022, I performed largely Motion Roguelikes (figures) and Colony Sims, I assume? I don’t know what video games are tagged as “Open World Survival Craft” aside from ARK (which I performed for some time) however I assume that’s cool? Idk. I’m stunned that the “Roguelike Deckbuilder” tag is so tiny as compared, particularly contemplating how a lot time I spent on Monster Practice once more this 12 months and even Slay the Spire: Downfall! And as for “Healthful” and “Capitalism”… Recettear.

Other than that, I took 1337 screenshots this 12 months (and 40 others), so I’m fairly darn elite, I assume.

I subscribed to 57 workshop objects… which can have been the Slay the Spire mods that I attempted and Wallpaper Enginge stuff… and perhaps some Krita stuff… undecided.

And I solely wrote 4 opinions because it doesn’t rely my curator web page, sadly. Oh properly.

In October and November, I performed plenty of DEATHLOOP btw… Throughout 15 periods, it took me a complete of 32.7 hours to get by means of the sport. I final performed it on November eighth and received 33 out of 58 achievements.

I had my points with the sport however I did get pleasure from it close to the tip… fairly a bit… particularly when it was over.

After which there’s ARK – a sport that I alluded to already. A pal began a server, so I ended up becoming a member of that… in June, I couldn’t get it to work in any respect, particularly with my web points. However then, I ended up enjoying 93% of my 29 hours in July… after which I finished as a result of everybody stopped.

Oh, and right here’s my playtime by month.

  • In January, I spent solely 7% of my whole playtime. 9% of that point was spent in Vampire Survivors. The opposite 91% have been spent in XCOM 2, Isaac, Useless By Daylight, Stardew Valley, Moonlighter, Home Flipper, Slime Rancher and 17 extra video games.
  • In February I spent 9% of my whole time. Of that point, I spent 24% enjoying Hades, 9% enjoying Danger of Rain 2, and the remaining 67% have been spent in Path of Exile, Moonlighter, Per Aspera, Bizarre West, Aquamarine, and 36 different video games.
  • In March, I spent 13% of my whole playtime, in all probability as a result of the semester was over and I used to be executed with exams. 4% of that point was spent enjoying Hades, 39% was in Yu-Gi-Oh! Grasp Duel, 21% in Danger of Rain 2 and the remaining 36% of that point have been spent enjoying video games like XCOM2, RimWorld, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, ANNO: Mutationem, Core Keeper, Onde, and two others.
  • In April, I spent 9% of my whole playtime, 21% of which was spent enjoying Danger of Rain 2 and 79% of which was spent enjoying Euro Truck Sim 2, Satan Might Cry HD Assortment, Slay the Spire, I Am Overburdened, Despotism 3k, Cultist Simulator, Himno, and 12 others.
  • 7% of this 12 months’s playtime was spent in Might, 14% of that point in Vampire Survivors. The remainder was spent enjoying Euro Truck Sim 2, DBD, DMC, StS, Hardspace, and Life is Unusual!
  • Again in June, I spent one other 9% of my whole playtime, 21% of which have been spent in Life is Unusual (Satisfaction Month, wohoo) throughout my Charity Stream on the time… and I additionally performed Tacoma, ARK, DBD, Deadbolt, Isaac, and… Grim Daybreak with Blockade. We could have executed just one play session collectively however I nonetheless fondly bear in mind the chats we had and the way Blockade taught me the sport and stuff. It was a good time!
  • In July, I performed extra ARK (26%),… and the remainder of the time was spent enjoying DMC, Dicey Dungeons, Hole Knight and even GWENT – a sport that I’ve to play extra of.
  • August was a lot of the identical. I performed 15% Hardspace Shipberaker, 6% Danger of Rain 2, after which I received again into Deep Rock Galactic, Rain World, and a bunch of indies for Blaugust… to not point out that I additionally performed by means of Cult of the Lamb which was fairly okay.
  • In September, I received again into Danger of Rain 2 (6% of that playtime) and I additionally received again into Darkish Souls 3, RimWorld, Terraria, Grim Nights, Nova Drift, Slay the Spire and different titles. Yay.
  • November was largely spent enjoying Danger of Rain 2 and DEATHLOOP… I additionally began enjoying Recettear once more and even tried out extra Indie Video games on Stream once more that I haven’t touched shortly.
  • And properly… This month, I didn’t play an excessive amount of particularly with me getting sick usually and me having to organize for exams… however I managed to beat Bugsnax – my sport of the 12 months.

Finally… I exploit my gamepad so much.

Like, most video games I play are performed with a controller, I wanna say, however in actuality, that’s not the case in any respect. I play plenty of Roguelike Deckbuilders, in any case,… and first individual video games… and a controller is simply not nice for these. Bugsnax felt higher with a controller, to be sincere, whereas I’d by no means be capable to land any pictures in Danger of Rain 2 if I performed with a gamepad.

If you happen to wanna dive deeper into my stats and video games performed, accomplish that over right here.

As at all times, thanks for studying this far. What was your Steam Replay like and what’s one thing that stunned you about your 12 months in gaming?

This put up was first revealed on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you happen to like what you see right here and need to see extra, you may test me out on Twitch and YouTube as properly.

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