Ever wonder how popular a given game really is?
How many times have you read on a forum about how some game is way more popular than some other game. Is there a reasonable objective way to tell? Actually, yes.
Here are some Stardock games:
GalCiv II: http://www.steamcharts.com/app/202200
There are a lot of metrics you can come up with to tell how popular a game really is. My personal favorite is to look at the “all” option for the active players graph and take a look at it. What is, roughly, its typical player base.
Here’s FE: Legendary Heroes:
Now, eyballing it, I would guestimate it’s steady state user base is about…900 players at once.
Here’s the same graph but for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion:
I’d guess that it’s average userbase is about 1400 players at once.
Anyway, have fun!