In this top 15 Indonesian game websites list September edition, Duniaku with its new identity claimed the throne again from Duniagames.co.id. Meanwhile, there are several position changes in the list.
After being acquired by IDN Media on July 2019, Duniaku.net rebranded its site with a new domain, Duniaku.com. With this new name, in this September, it reclaimed the throne from Duniagames.co.id as the top Indonesian game website. Meanwhile, Duniagames.co.id stepped two-place down this month, being in the 3rd place with Alexa Rank 194.
Outside the top 5, there is no significant change in this list. But overall, some of the websites’ rank is lower than last month’s although they are still in the same position.
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.com, Jurnalotaku.com, etc). There are also sites that only focus on specific aspects or genre (like Revivaltv.id and GGWP.id which focused on eSports).
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, September 4, 2019, 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, September 2019 edition.
|Rank||Sites||Alexa Rank Indonesia|
|1 (3) ▲||Duniaku.com||126|
|2 (2) –||Kincir.com||138|
|3 (1) ▼||Duniagames.co.id||194|
|4 (4) –||Gamebrott.com||315|
|5 (5) –||GGWP.id||541|
|6 (6) –||Dafunda.com||1,106|
|7 (7) –||Jagatplay.com||2,319|
|8 (8) –||Gcube.id||2,633|
|9 (9) –||Teknosaurus.com||2,971|
|10 (10) –||Kotakgame.com||3,207|
|11 (12) ▲||Gamedaim.com||4,099|
|12 (11) ▼||Jurnalotaku.com||4,507|
|13 (14) ▲||Media.Skyegrid.id||4,838|
|14 (13) ▼||Indogamers.com||5,011|
|15 (15) –||Esports.id||5,746|
Mobile games will further dominate in terms of revenue streams, and the total global games market is catching up to "real" sports business.
1. Duniaku.com – 126
Duniaku.com (previously known as 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.com targets young readers and has a goal to encourage creative industry fans into actors. Since July 2019, Duniaku.com acquired by IDN Media and became the part of the group.
2. Kincir.com – 138
Kincir.com is a multichannel network that provides content about movies and games, mainly consumed by youth and millennial audiences. Not only articles but Kincir.com also provides some video contents that inspire the audiences through its channels and social media.
3. Duniagames.co.id – 194
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. Now, they also provide English for their site language option.
4. Gamebrott.com – 315
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.
5. GGWP.id – 541
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.
GGWP.id is also a member of the IDN Media since July 2019.
6. Dafunda.com – 1,106
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).
7. Jagatplay.com – 2,319
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. Gcube.id – 2,633
Gcube.id is a website that purely focuses on multiplatform games, ranging from mobile, PC to console. It provides news, reviews, guides, tips, and tricks. It also has a community section for some popular games in Indonesia such as Mobile Legends, Free Fire and PUBG Mobile.
9. Teknosaurus.com – 2,971
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.
10. Kotakgame.com – 3,207
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.
11. Gamedaim.com – 4,099
Gamedaim.com is a game website which becomes a part of the Dafunda Community Indonesia. The website mainly covers all about video games, such as news, reviews, competition, and also games for education. Gamedaim.com has three main services: game website, club (for community purpose) and official online store.
12. Jurnalotaku.com – 4,507
Jurnalotaku.com covers news and culture related to Japan, including games. In the game topic, the writers also write about non-Japan games related topics, including Indonesian games.
Jurnalotaku.com has community-based contents called My JOI that produce 2-4 articles in a month.
13. Media.Skyegrid.id – 4,838
Skyegrid Media (Media.Skyegrid.id) is a daily news portal that provides gaming, technological, and entertainment contents. Having been established since 2017, Skyegrid Media owned by one of the cloud-based gaming platforms made by Indonesian, Skyegrid. Currently available in Bahasa, but in the future, Skyegrid Media plans to provide the content in English.
14. Indogamers.com – 5,011
Indogamers.com is renowned for its strong and loyal community. In the mid-2000s, Indogamers.com had its own forum and server for several popular games, including Dota Allstar and World of Warcraft.
15. Esports.id – 5,746
Esports.id is a game media that focuses on the eSports scene, whether it’s in Indonesia or in the world. It covers all aspect of eSports, ranging from news update, team profile, live streaming, analysis, tournament schedule, and many more. Esports.id is also part of the Yamisok group, which also has an online tournament platform.
Edited by Devi