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  • What is Search?’s Search tool is a unique feature that allows you to search for and browse millions of game titles to be used for inspiration, reference, conceptualization, and more. You can search for anything: games, game icons, and game screenshots. Search is the ultimate tool to look for games and their resources, without needing to sift through the many irrelevant or unrelated results that Google, Bing, or other search engines might give you. And we provide an extensive list of filters that you can use to further narrow down your search.

  • How do I start using the Search tool?

    Just like a search engine search bar, all you have to do is input any text phrase, game title, keyword, topic, or genre of game you’d like to search for and press the “Search” button. You can even upload game images or movies to start your search.

    You’ll be shown results from potential Games, Icons, and Screenshots results. You can choose to narrow your search results only to Games, Icons, or Screenshots.

    You can further narrow down the results using the filter options, see more in the question below.

  • What can I search for?

    Ludo understands a wide variety of queries, including game mechanics, themes, sub-genres, game features, visual styles, etc. And you can be very specific in your search results if you select an existing game or upload an image or video of your game.

    Here's a list of examples of search queries:

    • zombie riding into the sunset
    • medieval 4x strategy
    • puzzle, horror
    • (Voodoo)
    • [screenshot or video of a game you are developing]

  • What can I do with these search results?

    Feeling inspired? You can start generating a brand new Game Idea by clicking on the three dots menu and clicking “Generate based on this game”, or clicking the pencil icon to “Generate similar images” or “Generate similar icons”. You will open up the Game Ideator page or Image Generator page by doing so.

    Found a particular game you want to narrow down and focus your search results on? Click on the three dots menu and click “Search similar” to find more games based on this result.

    Don't forget you can click Favorite on your chosen games, icons, or screenshots to be saved for reference later or you can add it directly to a Game Concept project you’re already working on.

  • What do the available filters do?

    Genres: Filter the results by game genre(s).

    Platform: Filter by platform.

    Stores: Filter by the store in which the game is published.

    Release date: Filter by how long ago the game was initially released.

    Graphic style: Filter by the graphic style of the game.

    Colors: Filter by the game's or image's dominant colors.

    Top Developers Only: Only show results from well established developers/publishers.

  • I'm not getting relevant results, what can I do?

    There are a number of possible causes for this:

    1. Your search query is too broad. If you search for "car race", for example, there are tens or hundreds of thousands of suitable results, and you might not get exactly what you were looking for. In this case, try narrowing down your query (ex: "car race in the desert"), or use search filters (genre, platform, release date, graphic style, etc), or both.

    2. Your search query is too specific. If you use too many filters and/or search for something too specific, there might not be any games that perfectly fit the query, and so you'll get less relevant results. Try removing some filters or broadening up your query.

    3. You selected a game without information. If you select one existing game in your query, but that game doesn't have relevant metadata (description, images, etc), then Ludo can only use the game title, which is prone to inaccuracies. Try selecting a different game or add some text to the search query.

  • How can I find games related to a specific game I'm interested in?

    If you want to find games similar to a particular title you found, simply click on that game in the search results. Then click the three dots menu and select "Search similar". This will show you games that are closely related to your selected title.

    Alternatively, you can start typing the exact title of a game in the input box at the top. Choose the game in the dropdown list when it appears.

  • How do I save games, icons or screenshots I find in my searches?

    When you find a game, icon or screenshot you want to save for later, simply click the Favorites button on that asset. You can then access your favorited items anytime. You also have the option to add a favorited item directly to an existing Game Concept project.

  • Can I use the Search results to generate new game ideas?

    Definitely! If a game in the search results inspires you, click the three dots menu and select "Generate based on this game" to open the Game Ideator with that title as an input. For icons and screenshots, click the pencil icon and choose "Generate similar images" or "Generate similar icons" to open the Image Generator and create new assets in a similar style.

  • I'm getting no results when I search for a game or keyword. What could be wrong?

    Check if you have any filters applied that could be limiting the results too much. Try removing some of these filters.

  • I'm getting inconsistent or irrelevant results when using the "Search similar" option on a game. Why is this happening?

    The relevance of "Search similar" results can sometimes vary depending on the specific game and how much data we have on closely related titles. If you're seeing inconsistent results, try using the "Search similar" option on a different game in the same genre to see if you get more relevant matches. You can also try manually searching for keywords related to the game to find other similar titles. If you continue to get poor "Search similar" results, please let our team know so we can work on improving the relevance of those suggestions.

  • Can I search for game assets by art style, color scheme, or other visual criteria?

    Yes, the Search tool provides several filters that let you refine your results by visual criteria. In the "Filters" section of the left sidebar, look for options like "Graphic Style" (e.g. 3D, Pixel Art, Cartoon) and "Colors" to narrow down your search results by art style and color palette. You can also search for specific visual keywords like "neon" or "hand-drawn" in the main search bar.

  • Does the Search tool provide any analytics or performance data on the games it finds?

    Yes, when you click on a game in the search results, you'll see an "Overview" section that includes key analytics and performance metrics for that title. Depending on the game and available data, this may include the game's peak chart position, current chart position, number of ratings, average rating, and more.