In this top 15 Indonesian video game journalism websites in February 2018 little has changed. But some old names successfully claimed its spot in top 15 again. Who are they?
On this month’s top 15 Indonesian game websites list, little has changed since the last edition. Only one surprise when Duniagames.co.id has rocketed to the top three, pushing GGWP.id and Teknosaurus.com to down one spot.
Duniaku.net is still holding the number one spot although the Alexa rank goes down to 85 (last month 82). Jalantikus.com remains in the second place with Alexa rank 110, one rank higher than in January. The big surprise comes from Duniagames.co.id when they successfully increased their Alexa rank from 886 last month to 130 this month and rewarded them the third place.
In the top 15, Metaco.gg and GameQQ.net claimed again their spot in top 15, specifically on the 14th and 15th places. They pushed Playtoko.com and Klikgame.com away from this list. Another notable jump recorded by Gamebrott.com, when they successfully climbed two spots to sixth with Alexa rank 1,505.
Definition of Video Game News Websites
Defining video game websites is not that simple. Every site has its own uniqueness and composition. There are sites that have wide-range of topics and cover topics outside gaming (like Duniaku.net, jurnalotaku.com, etc). There are also sites that only focus on one game or one specific genre (like revivaltv.id and hasagi.gg).
In this ranking, video game website is defined as:
- A site that covers game only
- A site that includes games in its top category, that has articles, videos, or images as contents.
- A site that was established in Indonesia and has nation-wide coverage.
This list is also limited only to games websites & blogs that have been tracked by Alexa site evaluators. Furthermore, sites that are included in this list have to be active, which means they must at least published one article in the past week before the data compiled.
How Accurate Is This?
Because it is based on prediction, the data 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 shown here is more of a snapshot of Alexa rank in a day, 6 February 2018 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 15 game media in Indonesia according to Alexa ranking, February 2018 edition.
|Rank||Sites||Alexa Rank Indonesia|
|1 (1) –||Duniaku.net||85|
|2 (2) –||Jalantikus.com||110|
|3 (5) ▲||Duniagames.co.id||130|
|4 (3) ▼||GGWP.id||180|
|5 (4) ▼||Teknosaurus.com||701|
|6 (8) ▲||Gamebrott.com||1,505|
|7 (6) ▼||Jagatplay.com||1,753|
|8 (7) ▼||Jurnalotaku.com||1,773|
|9 (9) –||Upstation.id||2,497|
|10 (10) –||Inigame.id||3,440|
|11 (11) –||Revivaltv.id||4,733|
|12 (12) –||Hasagi.gg||5,095|
|13 (13) –||Indogamers.com||7,947|
|14 (16) ▲||Metaco.gg||15,914|
|15 (17) ▲||GameQQ.net||23,858|
1. Duniaku.net – 85
Duniaku.net covers mainly three things: games, geek cultures, and gadgets. 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. JalanTikus.com – 110
JalanTikus.com is a technology, gadget and mobile games portal, and one of the oldest online media to cover those topics in Indonesia. They also cover a bit of funny and random things from the internet.
They also have an app store where you can download various apps and games.
3. Duniagames.co.id – 130
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. Recently, they also launched an eSports team for Arena of Valor called DG eSports.
4. GGWP.id – 180
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 mentioned above, GGWP.id is a member of IDEA Network group.
5. Teknosaurus.com – 701
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, same as GGWP.id, Duniaku.net, and GamePrime.org.
6. Gamebrott.com – 1,505
Gamebrott.com usually writes news, tutorials, and review from different kinds of platforms (PC, mobile, and console). It has a community feature but is currently inactive.
7. Jagatplay.com – 1,753
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.
8. Jurnalotaku.com – 1,773
Jurnalotaku.com covers news and culture related to Japan, including games. In the game topic, the writers also write about non-Japan games related, including Indonesian games.
Jurnalotaku.com has community-based contents called My JOI that produce 2-4 articles in a month.
9. Upstation.id – 2,497
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. It also does content exchange partnerships with other media like malesbanget.com and hipwee.com.
10. Inigame.id – 3,440
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.
11. RevivalTV.id – 4,733
RevivalTV.id is 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. Hasagi.gg – 5,095
Hasagi.gg is also 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).
13. Indogamers.com – 7,947
Indogamers.com is renowned for its strong and loyal community. In mid-2000’s, Indogamers.com had its own server for several popular games, including Dota Allstar and World of Warcraft.
14. Metaco.gg – 15,914
Metaco.gg is all about eSport games. It covers games like Dota 2, Mobile Legends, LoL, Hearthstone, CS: GO and others. It provides guides for heroes or characters, news regarding esports events, and the technical side of the game.
15. Gameqq.net – 23,858
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.
Edited by Devi