March 2021 was a busy month for gaming, with a ton of new releases hitting the market and quite a few of them lighting up the gaming world. From action to adventure, dungeon crawlers, and even a classic split-screen co-op, the month had just about a little of everything.
Released in 2006, Roblox has become the biggest online game platform and game creation system out there. Despite a slow start, it began to pick up steam in 2010 and has seen exponential growth since.
This cumulated in the platform finally arriving on the New York Stock Exchange on March 10, with the IPO officially marking Roblox as a titan of the gaming industry. The market value of the platform is now around $39 Billion, all thanks to user generated content, which is the essence of the platform. Let’s take a look at Roblox’s popularity and just how UGC paved the way for its success.
As always, the game’s calendar is filled to the brim with exciting new releases. From indie gems to triple-A behemoths, there are games of all shapes and sizes coming out in 2021 that will fit everyone's needs.
Some games, however, are just that much more noteworthy than others, be it due to series popularity, well-known developers, or just promising gameplay. Let’s take a look at some of the top games to keep your eyes out for this year.
A new game is starting to take over the gaming world. Despite coming out just a few days ago on March 4, Loop Hero is already a hugely popular game, becoming one of the most-watched on Twitch and already entering the top sellers' list on Steam.
Coming from Four Quarters, a small indie dev team, the game seems well on its way to making a triple-A splash as its very impressive start continues. Let’s take a look at the game and some of the numbers behind its incredibly successful launch.
It’s no secret that User Generated Content (UGC) is essentially the core of the internet, especially in gaming. Practically anything you see online has been influenced by UGC in some way, from users creating tiny addons to whole platforms based solely on the users' content, like Twitter and YouTube.
Getting people to see and buy your game is the ultimate goal when making a game, and there’s no better way to get your game noticed than by having influencers play it and share it with their fans.
The biggest streamers and content creators have followings in the millions and having even one huge influencer playing your game can make or break it. Even in the last few months, some relatively small projects like Fall Guys and Among Us have become massive thanks to just a few influencers making them popular on websites like Twitch and YouTube.
Getting users to play your game is the ultimate goal and picking the right place to make it available is key. For the majority of developers, there are two main options for publishing your game: Steam and the Epic Games Store.