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Game not showing up in Hot Games

12-19-2017, 04:23 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2016
Location: Land of Stone
Posts: 213
Game not showing up in Hot Games

Why is my game suddenly not showing up in Hot Games anymore?

Hot Games: http://toucharcade.com/hot-games/
Game: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=305834

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==Developer of: Dawn of Crafting==
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12-19-2017, 07:18 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,980
The intent of the hot games algorithm is to show new cool games on the front page side bar (and previously, in the app). It takes into account people adding it to their wish list, community activity on the front page and forums, AppShopper activity, the release date, and other stuff. Over time, these variables are weighted differently, and the older the game is the more the other values need to increase to maintain "hotness."
12-20-2017, 09:14 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2016
Location: Land of Stone
Posts: 213
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eli View Post
The intent of the hot games algorithm is to show new cool games on the front page side bar (and previously, in the app). It takes into account people adding it to their wish list, community activity on the front page and forums, AppShopper activity, the release date, and other stuff. Over time, these variables are weighted differently, and the older the game is the more the other values need to increase to maintain "hotness."
This is more or less what I suspected for a while. But if it is, it is not functioning anymore. I think there might be a bug.

Heres proof: This game http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=288956 (Just picked randomly)


RELEASE DATE Mar 20, 2016
4 Comments (Last one 1 year ago)
Average User Rating: 4.5 (2)
No AppShopper activity for 1.5 years.


Is the 26th hottest game on page 2.


There are like 26 games coming out every month, so this is just silly.

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==Developer of: Dawn of Crafting==
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12-20-2017, 12:33 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,980
I guess you can email support@toucharcade.com if you want but it looks like it's working to me. It's not abnormal for weird puzzle games to get featured in some YouTube video or something and suddenly see a spike of interest out of the blue.
12-22-2017, 04:47 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2016
Location: Land of Stone
Posts: 213
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eli View Post
I guess you can email support@toucharcade.com if you want but it looks like it's working to me. It's not abnormal for weird puzzle games to get featured in some YouTube video or something and suddenly see a spike of interest out of the blue.
Thanks for the reply. It seems that page is being updated at the moment. Page numbers just disappeared.

Btw, have you played Dawn of Crafting yet? Would like to see a TA review on it. Could send a code if needed.

Its one of the few games that has star 4.9 rating.

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==Developer of: Dawn of Crafting==
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Last edited by Esqarrouth; 12-22-2017 at 04:54 AM.