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Discover gaming trends with Ludo.ai. Explore trending topics, new releases, and market analysis to drive game development. Leverage AI for informed decisions and winning concepts.

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Trending Game Topics
Stay ahead of the competition by researching which game topics are rapidly on the rise, which are true chart toppers. Ludo.ai’s AI powered game aggregation algorithm creates unique insights for developers to stay on top of the latest trends.
Trending Game Topics
New Game Releases
Always stay in the loop for new game release across the app stores. We track all games from the App Store, Play Store, Steam, and Itch. Ludo.ai will show you insights about which topics are getting the most releases so that you won't miss the next big trend!
New Game Releases
Market Analysis
Research the market landscape for a specific game topic, or pitch your new game idea against other similar competing games. Ludo.ai will show you how a game topic has been performing over time, and will tell you how likely it is for your new game to succeed in that landscape. Stop the guesswork and make well informed decisions for your next game.
Market Analysis

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is Daily Trends?

    Daily Trends is a tool where you can see trending/popular topics and games from multiple app stores, filtered by regions and game genres. Daily Trends aggregates similar games in Game Topics, making it easier for you to browse game trends without having to scroll through hundreds or thousands of games.


  • What is Daily Trends used for?

    The Daily Trends feature keeps you updated with the latest trends and developments in the gaming and creative industries. By highlighting emerging themes and popular concepts, it helps you stay ahead of the curve and incorporate relevant elements into your ideas.


  • How do I start using the Daily Trends tool?

    Start by selecting if you want to see the trends for top charts ("Charts") or trends for new releases ("New releases").

    Then, narrow down by selecting the app store, game genre, and location of the charts (for "Charts" trends only).

    You can then select if you want to see game topics or individual games ("Show Trending: Topics/Games").

    Finally, if you selected "Topics", you can choose one criteria to sort the list of topics. For example, “Exponential Growth” shows game topics that are rapidly increasing in number of new players daily, while “Most Top-Chart Games” indicates the game topics that have the largest number of games in the Top 200 Overall.


  • What is a Game Topic?

    A game topic is simply a group of games that share similarities. Aggregating similar games makes it easier for you to browse game trends without having to scroll through hundreds or thousands of games. Game Topics are automatically created by Ludo.ai’s AI powered game aggregation algorithm. Games can be considered similar if they have similar mechanics, themes, art styles, sub-genre, screenshots, among others.


  • How to use the search in Daily Trends?

    If you want to search for Game Topics or trending games related to some query, you can use the search bar in the Daily Trends tool. Select the Charts or New Releases tab, and type in a search term or use keywords you’re looking for. As you begin typing in your words, the drop-down menu will show you any related game titles that have your words in them. You can either select some existing games or type in your own keywords or search phrases.


  • What is the difference between "Charts" trends and "New Releases" trends?

    "Charts" trends shows you games and game topics that are trending according to their performance in the top charts. They are useful to understand established game trends, according to user preferences.

    "New releases" trends shows you recently released games, and game topics that are growing in number of new releases. They are useful to identify game topics that are gaining popularity among game developers and publishers.


  • How often is the Daily Market Trends data updated?

    The Daily Market Trends section is updated every 24 hours to ensure you have access to the most current insights. Simply visit this page to see the latest trends in game themes, genres, and mechanics based on real-time market data.


  • Can I filter the trend data by specific platforms or regions?

    Yes, Ludo.ai allows you to filter the market trends based on your preferred stores (App Store, Play Store, or Steam), based on genres, and based on country. This helps you identify trends most relevant to your project's scope and audience.


  • What's the difference between viewing individual games vs aggregated game topics?

    The Daily Trends tool allows you to switch between two views: individual "Games" and aggregated "Topics". The "Games" view shows a list of specific trending titles that match your filter criteria. The "Topics" view groups together similar games into broader themes or genres, providing a higher-level look at overall trends. Viewing by topic is useful for identifying larger patterns, while drilling down to individual games gives you more granular insights.


  • How can I sort and rank the results in the Daily Trends tool?

    When viewing aggregated game topics, you can choose different sorting criteria to rank the results. Options include "Exponential Growth" (topics with rapidly increasing player numbers), "Chart Toppers" (topics with the most games in the top 200), "Most Top-Chart Games" (topics with the largest number of high-ranking games), and "Uniqueness" (topics that are most differentiated). These sorting options allow you to prioritize different factors such as momentum, popularity, or novelty.


  • Can I search for specific keywords or phrases within the Daily Trends results?

    Yes, you can use the search bar at the top of the Daily Trends interface to look for specific keywords or phrases. As you type, the tool will suggest matching game titles; you can select one of these suggestions or continue typing your own custom query. The search results will show both individual games and aggregated topics that are relevant to your keywords. This is useful if you want to quickly check the performance of certain themes, mechanics, or IPs.


  • How can I get more information about a specific trending game or topic?

    The Daily Trends tool provides snapshot information for each game or topic, such as the number of top-ranked games, growth rates, player numbers, and more. To dive deeper, you can click on a specific game or topic to view more details on a dedicated page. This page may include additional metrics, charts showing performance over time, links to the game's app store page, and insights into the key characteristics (e.g., art style, game mechanics, theme) of games within that topic.


  • Can I compare multiple games or topics within the Daily Trends tool?

    Yes, the tool allows you to select multiple games or topics for comparison. In the "Topics" view, each topic card has a "Compare to Market" button that lets you quickly benchmark that theme against the overall market.


  • Can I filter the Daily Trends results by a specific date range?

    Currently, the Daily Trends tool focuses on surfacing the most current and actionable insights, so it doesn't provide the ability to query historical data or specify custom date ranges. The "Charts" tab reflects the most up-to-date snapshot of top-performing games, while the "New Releases" tab shows trends from the latest crop of launched titles.


  • How can I use the insights from Daily Trends to inform my own game development strategy?

    The Daily Trends tool provides a wealth of information that can inform and enhance multiple aspects of your game development strategy:

    Ideation and Concept Development: Browse trending game topics and mechanics to inspire new game ideas that capitalize on proven themes and features. The "New Releases" tab can highlight innovative concepts that are gaining early traction.

    Market Validation: Gauge the market demand and potential for your game concepts by comparing them to similar trending games and genres. High-growth topics could represent untapped opportunities.

    Feature Benchmarking: Analyze the top-ranking games within your genre to understand the key features, art styles, and monetization models that engage players. Identify best practices to emulate or areas where you can differentiate.

    Trend Forecasting: Identify emerging trends and forecast their trajectory by monitoring the "Exponential Growth" of game topics over time. This can help you decide when to enter a market or pivot your game's direction.


  • What is Market Analysis?

    Market Analysis is a comprehensive research tool that finds games related to your game topic or idea and provides a detailed breakdown through many different statistics, allowing you to understand the dynamics of that game topic over time.

    The stats are broken down into:

    1 - Topic / Keywords / Genre (which highest-ranked games belong in this category)

    2 - Long-term popularity: Compares the success of the game topic against other topics in general in terms of new players.

    3 - Short-term trend: Measures the popularity of the game in the last week, and compares it with other topics or games in general.

    4 - Market accessibility: This measures the percentage of games in the topic that have reached the Top 500 overall most played games over the past year.

    5 - Game topic age: Measures how long ago the games in this topic have been released, on average. This can indicate whether the game topic is fairly recent, or if the games have been around for a long time.

    6 - Originality: Measures how unique the game topic is, in the sense of how many similar existing games are already out there.


  • What is Market Analysis used for?

    Market Analysis is used as a research tool to gain insights into specific statistics and metrics of your desired chosen game topic.

    The Market Analysis feature helps you evaluate the feasibility of your ideas by providing insights into current market trends, player preferences, and potential target audiences. This information aids in making informed decisions and refining your concepts to align with market demands.


  • How do I start using the Market Analysis tool?

    Type in a search term or use the keywords you’re looking for and click Add to Analysis. Ludo will create a game topic by finding existing games that are related to your search terms. You can see the created topic on the left in the topic list below the search bar. You will see the main keywords that define that topic, as well as the list of games that are part of it and some essential statistics.

    If you find that the created topic is too narrow (very few games), you can change the mode to "Wide" and try again. Conversely, if you think the created topic is to broad (too many games), change the mode to "Narrow" and try again.

    You can add up to five topics for comparison.


  • What search options are available when analyzing a game topic?

    When searching for a game topic to analyze, you have a few options to refine your search:

    • Source: Choose which app store (AppStore & PlayStore or Steam) to pull game data from
    • Country: Select which country's game market to analyze
    • Reach: Set the breadth of games to include - Balanced (default), Focused (narrower set of highly relevant games), or Wide (broader set of somewhat relevant games)

  • What key metrics does the Market Analysis tool provide for a game topic?

    The Market Analysis breaks down insights for a game topic into several key areas:

    • Long-term popularity: Compares the topic's growth in new players over the past year vs other game topics
    • Short-term trend: Measures the topic's change in new players over the past week
    • Market accessibility: Shows what % of games in the topic reached the Top 500 most played in the past year
    • Game topic age: The average release date of games in the topic
    • Originality: How unique the game topic is compared to existing similar games
    • Related games: Examples of top games in that topic

  • How can I compare metrics between different game topics?

    You can analyze and compare up to 5 different game topics at a time. After generating a topic, you'll see it listed on the left. Simply search for additional topics and click "Add to Analysis" to compare their metrics side-by-side. This allows you to easily evaluate the market conditions for different game ideas.


  • The tool created a topic that seems too broad or narrow. How can I adjust it?

    If the automatically generated topic includes too many or too few related games, you can adjust the "Reach" setting and re-run the search. Set it to "Focused" for a narrower set of highly relevant games, or "Wide" for a broader set of somewhat relevant titles. The default "Balanced" mode aims for a reasonable middle ground.


  • How should I interpret and make use of the market analysis data?

    The market analysis metrics can inform your decisions when brainstorming and developing a new game concept. The data helps you understand the current market demand, competition level, and player preferences for the kind of game you're considering. You can use it to validate game ideas, spot opportunities in underserved areas, or get inspiration to combine elements from different trending topics.


  • What are some common scenarios where the Market Analysis feature would be useful?

    The Market Analysis tool is valuable in several situations when planning and developing a game:

    • Evaluating a new game idea to see if there is market demand and growth potential
    • Comparing different game concepts to determine which has the best market fit
    • Identifying trending gameplay elements, themes, or genres to incorporate
    • Discovering underserved areas or "gaps" in the market to target with a unique game
    • Assessing the competitive landscape and saturation level for a specific game concept
    • Getting examples of successful games to use as inspiration or references

  • How can I tell if my game idea has good potential based on the market analysis?

    While every game is unique, there are some positive indicators to look for in the analysis:

    • High long-term or short-term popularity scores, showing strong player demand
    • High originality, indicating an underserved area with less competition
    • Low market accessibility can either mean that the topic is underserved, or that the topic is very difficult to gain traction in.
    • Topics with a very high "originality score" could be risky, as they may be too niche. Aim for a balance between uniqueness and proven appeal.

  • Should I only make games based on the top trending topics?

    Chasing trends mindlessly is rarely a winning long-term strategy. By the time you release, the fickle market may have shifted. Instead, use trending topics as creative sparks and combine them with novel elements. The Market Analysis also shines in revealing niche opportunities the big players have overlooked.