Almost no change happens in this top 15 Indonesian game websites May 2018 edition. There is only a position change between some of the names. Who are they?
On this top 15 Indonesian video game journalism websites in May 2018, almost no change made in the top 10 list. Duniaku.net is still going strong in the first place with Alexa rank 62 or 14 ranks better from last month’s. In the second place, there is Jalantikus.com with Alexa rank 125 (last month was 118) and is followed by Duniagames.co.id with Alexa rank 224 (last month was 116).
IDEA Network’s group website is still going strong in the top 5 list with GGWP.id in 4th rank (Alexa rank 240) and Teknosaurus.com in 5th rank (Alexa rank 521). With a little gap between GGWP.id and Duniagames.co.id, we can expect that there will be a position change in the top 3 next month.
No new name in the top 15 list, only several websites change its position. Jurnalotaku.com made its way to the 7th rank and pushed down Jagatplay.com to 8th rank. Hasagi.gg moves two-step higher to the 11th from the 13th rank last month.
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, April 8, 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.
So based on the definition above, these are top 15 game media in Indonesia according to Alexa ranking, May 2018 edition.
|Rank||Sites||Alexa Rank Indonesia|
|1 (1) –||Duniaku.net||62|
|2 (2) –||Jalantikus.com||125|
|3 (3) –||Duniagames.co.id||224|
|4 (4) –||GGWP.id||240|
|5 (5) –||Teknosaurus.com||521|
|6 (6) –||Gamebrott.com||1,468|
|7 (8) ▲||Jurnalotaku.com||1,726|
|8 (7) ▼||Jagatplay.com||1,962|
|9 (9) –||Kotakgame.com||2,002|
|10 (10) –||Upstation.id||2,612|
|11 (13) ▲||Hasagi.gg||5,469|
|12 (12) –||Revivaltv.id||6,047|
|13 (14) ▲||Indogamers.com||6,643|
|14 (11) ▼||Inigame.id||7,761|
|15 (15) –||Metaco.gg||8,510|
1. Duniaku.net – 62
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 – 125
JalanTikus.com is a technology, gadget and mobile games portal, and one of the oldest online media to cover those topics in Indonesia. It covers a bit of funny and random things from the internet.
It also has an app store where you can download various apps and games.
3. Duniagames.co.id – 224
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, it also launched an eSports team for Arena of Valor called DG eSports.
4. GGWP.id – 240
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 – 521
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 – 1,468
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. Jurnalotaku.com – 1,726
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.
8. Jagatplay.com – 1,962
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.
9. Kotakgame.com – 2,002
Kotakgame.com is one of the oldest gaming websites in Indonesia. Although it has various content ranging from the game, cosplay, anime to the movie, but still majority of the content covers about games. Once, it had a forum, but now it focuses on news websites.
10. Upstation.id – 2,612
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.
11. Hasagi.gg – 5,469
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).
12. RevivalTV.id – 6,047
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.
13. Indogamers.com – 6,643
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. Inigame.id – 7,761
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.
15. Metaco.gg – 8,510
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.