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Top 15 Indonesian Game Websites | November 2018

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

One name was kicked out, and another made their way through the list. Who are they?


In this top 15 Indonesian game websites November edition, Duniagames.co.id is still maintaining its position in the first place. Meanwhile, there’s a new name that successfully made its way through the list.

Duniagames.co.id is still going strong in this top 15 Indonesian game websites November 2018 although the rank is going down to 88 from 69 in last month. Not only Duniagames.co.id but some of the sites in this list also had a similar experience. For example, Duniaku.net‘s rank is going down to 128 (from 117 last month) and Jagatplay.com, which now sits in the eighth position with rank 1,995 (from 1,483 last month).

The decreasing rank of the video game news websites also makes one name out of this list. Indogamers.com, which has a long history as a dedicated gamers forum, is now falling down to rank 11,869 or more than two times lower than last month (5,093).

One name falls, and there is a new name that successfully made their way through the top 15. They are Noobstation.net, which made a huge leap more than four times from rank 54,379 last month to 10,485 this month. This game and pop culture news website is currently lying on the 14th place, one rank above Inigame.id which completes the list in the last place.

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:

  1. A site that covers game only
  2. A site that includes games in its top category, that has articles, videos, or images as contents.
  3. 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, November 16, 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, November 2018 edition.

Rank Sites Alexa Rank Indonesia
1 (1) Duniagames.co.id 88
2 (2) Duniaku.net 128
3 (3) Gamebrott.com 206
4 (4) GGWP.id 682
5 (6) Dafunda.com 1,598
6 (5) Teknosaurus.com 1,612
7 (8) Kotakgame.com 1,976
8 (7)  Jagatplay.com 1,995
9 (9) Jurnalotaku.com 2,772
10 (13) Revivaltv.id 5,682
11 (10) Hasagi.gg 6,947
12 (11)  Id.Gamehubs.com 8,492
13 (14) Upstation.id 10,320
14 (-)  Noobstation.net 10,485
15 (15) – Inigame.id 10,860

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Media Profiles

1. Duniagames.co.id – 88

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. It also launched an eSports team for Arena of Valor called DG eSports.

2. Duniaku.net – 128

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.

3. Gamebrott.com – 206

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.

4. GGWP.id – 682

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.

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5. Dafunda.com1,598

Dafunda.com is one of the biggest geek and pop culture websites in Indonesia. It has some subcategories for each content, such as Dafunda Game (for any news related to the games), Dafunda Tekno (technology and gadget) and Dafunda Otaku (anime and manga).

6. Teknosaurus.com – 1,612

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.

7. Kotakgame.com1,976

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 the majority of the content covers about games. Once, it had a forum, but now it focuses on news websites.

8. Jagatplay.com – 1,995

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. Jurnalotaku.com – 2,772

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.

10. Revivaltv.id – 5,682

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.

11. Hasagi.gg – 6,947

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. Id.Gamehubs.com – 8,492

Gamehubs is a media company, magazine publisher and online portal that is built by a team of gamers for gamers. It focuses on Asian gamers, so they provide three different sites with three different languages: English, Indonesia, and Thailand. Beyond their online presence, Gamehubs also the official licensee of Edge Asia edition, one of the UK’s oldest and most reputable gaming magazines.

13. Upstation.id – 10,320

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.

14. Noobstation.net – 10,485

Noobstation.net is a generic game and pop culture news website that established around 2017. Beside having news categories about game, technology and pop culture, they also have a dedicated category to airing some game live stream.

15. Inigame.id – 10,860

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.

Edited by Devi

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About Writer


Febrianto is the Senior Editor of Duniaku.net and the Lead Editor of Gameprime.org. He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of Duniaku.net since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.