Media have a big role in branding a lot of games. With so many game media out there, we classify them into top 15. These are the top 15 game media in Indonesia as per November 2017.
As a game marketer, you know that media has a big role in determining your game’s success. If you are starting to market your game in Indonesia or need to know the top game media in Indonesia, we got your back. From now on, we will provide you the top 15 game media in Indonesia every month!
From this list, you can plan your media-oriented campaign more efficiently, knowing which and where to shoot your effort for the Indonesian market. But before we begin, we have some definitions to discuss first.
Definition of Game Media
Defining game media is not that simple. Every media has its own uniqueness and composition on its site. There are media that have wide-range of topics and covers topics outside gaming (like Duniaku.net, jurnalotaku.com, etc). There are also ones that only focused on one game or one specific genre (like revivaltv.id and hasagi.gg).
In this ranking, game medias is defined as:
- Media that covers game only
- Media that include games in their top category, that has articles, videos, or images as contents.
- Media that were established in Indonesia and have nation-wide coverage.
This list is also limited only to games media that has been tracked by Alexa site evaluators. Furthermore, sites that are included in this list have to be active, which means they must at least have published one article in the past week before the data compiled.
How Accurate Is This?
Because it is based on prediction, the data that is shown is not 100% accurate. This data is taken from Alexa.com, based on their proprietary tools.
Even though it’s not 100% accurate, Alexa’s data is one of the most used data in industry benchmarking, thus it has strong authority to quantify traffic from a site.
Alexa.com’s data is updated every day. The movement of the data can also be significant each day. Because of that, data that is shown here is more of a snapshot of Alexa rank in a day, 7 November 2017 to be precise.
Is This Ranking Comprehensive?
No. Alexa only provides the list of top 500 sites from Indonesia. Other than that, it is based on personal research. Thus, maybe there are some big media games that are not included in this list.
So based on the definition above, these are top 10 game media in Indonesia according to Alexa ranking.
|Rank||Sites||Alexa Rank Indonesia|
1. Duniaku.net – 93
Duniaku.net covers mainly three things: game, geek culture, and gadget. It focuses on popular topics. The writers usually write about animanga, Dota 2, popular games, local pop culture issues, Android gadgets, and many more. Duniaku.net targets young readers and has a goal to encourage creative industry fans into actors.
In March 2017, IDEA Network -the media group of Duniaku.net- received funding from Discovery Nusantara Capital (DNC) and announced the launching of other sites like GGWP.id, Teknosaurus.com and GamePrime.org.
2. Duniagames.co.id – 1,497
Duniagames.co.id belongs to the biggest telecommunication company in Indonesia, Telkomsel. Duniagames.co.id focuses on games, especially esports and mobile. Aside from news, this site also provides a place to download apps and games using Telkomsel billing.
Duniagames.co.id holds many events like games competitions and community events.
3. Jurnalotaku.com – 1,580
Jurnalotaku.com covers news and culture related to Japan, including games. In the game topic, they also write about non-Japan games, including Indonesian games.
Jurnalotaku.com has community-based contents called My JOI that produces 2-4 articles in a month.
4. Jagatplay.com – 1,789
Jagatplay.com focuses on discussing games on certain platforms, which are PC and console. The writers also cover gaming gears. Jagatplay.com is one of Jagat Network members, including JagatReview.com.
5. Kotakgame.com – 2,349
Kotakgame.com covers games from various platforms, including PC, online games, consoles, and others. The writers sometimes write about movies and anime too.
6. Gamebrott.com – 2,434
Gamebrott.com usually writes news, tutorials, and review from different kinds of platforms (PC, mobile and console). It has a community feature but is inactive for the past 9 months.
7. GGWP.id – 2,573
GGWP.id is a site dedicated to esports and its local scene. The contributors mainly write about popular esports in Indonesia, like mobile MOBAs, Dota 2, Overwatch, and others.
As written above, GGWP.id is a member of IDEA Network group.
8. Upstation.id – 3,029
Upstation.id is a media owned by UniPin, a game payment gateway company. Upstation.id has various kinds of contents, such as games, popular stuff, celebrities, and others. They also do content exchange partnerships with other media like malesbanget.com and hipwee.com.
9. Teknosaurus.com – 3,626
Teknosaurus.com covers all about gadgets, tech, and mobile games. The writers usually write about trivia, tips and tricks, game guide, top lists, and many more.
Teknosaurus.com is a member of IDEA Network group, the same as GGWP.id, Duniaku.net, and GamePrime.org.
10. Hasagi.gg – 4,266
Hasagi.gg is a niche site that only covers League of Legends. League of Legends itself is the most popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game in the world (although not in Indonesia).
11. RevivalTV.id – 4,662
RevivalTV.id is also a niche site. It focuses on esports news, in form of videos or written materials. Its main strength is in the live-streaming and Dota 2 contents. It is also renowned for holding esports tournaments.
In March 2017, RevivalTV.id received funding from DNC and they changed the site’s interface.
12. Indogamers.com – 7,110
Indogamers.com is renowned for their strong and loyal community. In mid-2000’s, Indogamers.com had their own server for several popular games, including Dota Allstar and World of Warcraft.
13. Inigame.id – 14,360
Inigame.id covers PC, consoles, and mobile games. It has an online store and citizen journalist platform where readers can write their own stories and publish them on Inigame.id.
14. Gameqq.net – 19,387
GameQQ.net covers online games on platforms like PC and mobile, and a bit of gadget too. GameQQ.net is also quite active in covering local game events and other related events like cosplay and geek culture.
15. Playtoko.com – 21,239
Playtoko.com covers all about mobile games. It has its own app store called AppToko, where you can download various kinds of games that are available on the market. The writers are not posting regularly on a daily basis, but they still tick the box for being updated in the past week.