Here’s another list that I haven’t updated in 6 months… the top sponsors and developers ONLY including my top100 most viewed videos. Data is cumulative between YouTube and 5min (since I’ve done 9+ million views in the past 8 months on 5min, most of which are Armor’s).
The top sponsor list remains the same at the top, with Armor maintaining their roughly 50% of the total views and 33% of the videos. The biggest gainer is Spil Games, who have jumped to 14 games on the list and over 8.5 million views; I suspect a year from now Spil will overtake Armor.
On the dev side, Joey and John remain 1 and 2, but Eugene, Belugerin, gmentat, and PITon are trying to close the gap. I’ve cropped the list to only include devs with 1 million or more total views out of their top100 vids.
And my 100th video is now sitting at 245,000 views. I forget to count the new entries to the list, but I think it was around 13.
I last updated this list 5 months ago (and 1st did it 5 months before that). Once again, there is plenty of changes to the list; 21 new games, to be exact. The 100th video viewcount has increased from 93k to 155k. Total top100 views are up to 45 mil. Armor is still well in first, BubbleBox is still 2nd (although will probably lose ground, now that they aren’t owned by Martijn anymore)… the big newcomers are Spil Games and Slix Media, with NotDoppler also having a nice increase. Things are now neck and neck between Joey and John for top dev. And the top100′s % of total views is now down to 71.4%.
Views are in thousands. Count is the number of videos that sponsor/dev has on the top100 list.
by Tass on Feb.19, 2010, under ArcadeTown, armor games, BubbleBox, Candystand, Flash, Game, jmtb02, Joey Betz, kongregate, newgrounds, NinjaKiwi, NotDoppler, Pastel Games, Statistics, youtube, Zeebarf
I spent some time on 2/17/10 compiling a spreadsheet of my top 100 videos, their aprox viewcount (rounded down to closest 1000), sponsor, developer, and whether the video was featured in-game or not. From there, I tabulated the top sponsors and the top developers (only calculated devs with 3+ videos in top 100, unless they have 800k+ views).
I have 450+ total videos, so this is less than 25% of my total videos… but these 100 account for over 22 million of my 27+ million views, so they are a fairly accurate representation of the whole. Obviously, the farther down the list you look, the less accurate it is (like LegitGames having 1 video on there, but they have 2 others that just missed the cut).
Any questions or additional data you guys would like to see? I did not include the raw list of top 100, nor did I do any analysis of in-game vs not in-game. And TITOL2 is not counted in this list for Armor or jmtb.
Pastel Games has been releasing a ton of new games recently… Covert Front 3, now a new series Space Oddity, and Tortuga 3 is coming very soon.
Space Oddity places you on a ship that gets busted up, and you have to repair it. It features all of the amazing graphics that Pastel is known for, but the content is a bit lacking. There are only a handful of items to find, most right in the beginning… despite having a whole lot of scenes. You’ll likely waste a lot of time clicking everywhere, when there is nothing to be found. There are also a few things to find that serve no purpose, like the mainframe password or the white border on some images. Hopefully this series will follow the Tortuga trend… not a very good game for part 1, but improves with each successive part. Also, this game features Pastel’s new inventory methodology (first featured in Covert Front 3)… which I find to be overly awkward, and 1-too-many clicks for each item you need to use.
Despite all of this criticism, this new series from Pastel has a lot of potential, so make sure to play the first part on BubbleBox today!
In case you get stuck…
Howdy boys and girls! It’s been over a year in the making, but the 3rd chapter of Pastel Games’ Covert Front series has been released! If you need assistance, here is the video walkthrough:
Make sure to play this game on ArcadeTown!