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5 Social Games to Play While in Quarantine

We understand that people are going through a lot right now, what with the COVID-19 virus keeping us all in our homes, and probably in need of some way to spend the time. Worry not, because we’re here to help! Here at GameTree, we are still hard at work to give you the best game recommendations and friends to play with, even during these trying times. Let us recommend you 5 games that you can use with our app and have a great time in the safety of your home:

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Biggest Gamer Data Dump EVER! 50+ Infographics!

All your questions answered

A while back, we teased you all with a portion of our data insights, but we still have so much more information to share with you! We have accumulated a lot of data across thousands of our users over a wide range of metrics. We believe that in sharing the infographics below, we can learn to better understand ourselves and the gaming community.

About the sample

I think this bears repeating from the previous set of data insights: All data presented in this report is available to the public. GameTree is a Public Benefit Corporation, which is acknowledged as a charter purpose. Our hope is that this large data dump will be helpful to gamers, game developers, researchers, journalists, investors, and many others who are involved or interested in the gaming industry. For inquiries and database queries, write to help@gametree.me.

While we’re at it, we will also take the data from the previous article and further expand on it to enrich the discussion even further.

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DOTA 2 Vs. League of Legends: Answering the Eternal Question

The eternal question is now settled! Which game requires more skill: League of Legends or DOTA 2? DOTA is irrefutably the higher skill game, but League beats it in sound and graphics quality.

These findings are in accordance with players’ gaming tastes, and assume people play games that match their tastes. The data comes from a GameTree Gamer DNA sample of 10,000 players who play exclusively League or Dota. GameTree itself is a next-generation player and game AI recommendation tool + social network. The Gamer DNA model is one of its matchmaking criteria. You can read more about it here or watch a video here

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Industry Results: Genre and Platform Preferences (Age & Gender)

About The Sample:

This is only a small taste of an even bigger report that we have in store for the future. Consider it a teaser for our report that was developed with the aim to better understand gamers and the gaming community as a whole. We present in-depth data on gamers over a wide range of metrics, from preferred gaming genres to gamer personality types. The data comes  from 100,000 gamers engaged in sessions involving over 200,000 games on the GameTree platform. The data collected comprises of inputs shared by gamers for our personality and gamer DNA surveys. As gamers are matched to other gamers/recommended games based on their inputs, they are incentivized to provide authentic answers and as such, it can be assumed that the data generated is accurate and reliable.

All data presented in this report is available for public use. As we are established as a Public Benefit Corporation, which is acknowledged as a charter purpose. Our hope is that this report will be beneficial for gamers, game developers, researchers, journalists, investors, and anyone involved in or interested in the gaming industry. Again, there is even more information to come. For inquiries and database queries, write to help@gametree.me

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What your personality type says about your gaming tastes

The best thing about horoscopes, besides the fact that they’re fun, is that they feed the vain hunger we all have for self-analysis. There’s a reason Buzzfeed personality tests have been so popular, just as there’s a reason people read their horoscopes regularly. People like to be told things about themselves: how they think and how they dream, their strengths and weaknesses, their goals and passions.

Until now, these Buzzfeed quizzes and horoscopes have been largely hunches, or even drawn out by reading the stars – which is all well and good, but what if there was a legitimate, scientific way to discover who you really are, and more – what games you’d really like?

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Gamer Friends

You got older. Your gaming tastes and your friends’ tastes diverged. Many moved to new cities, people became harder to meet, and the ones you do meet don’t seem to play the same games as you. Even in-game it has become difficult to connect with others. What do you do?

That’s my story—or at least it was.

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Introducing the Game of Friendship: GameTree Gamification

The biggest complaint we hear at GameTree is “not enough people to play with!”. The problem was having a “leaky bucket” app where people usually:
A) find what they want, and leave happy.
B) don’t find what they want, and leave upset.
Either way there was little reason to stay.

Though it’s just phase I of some innovative roll-outs, this new gamification system patches the bucket so GameTree is now a better app than ever. It gives higher meaning to all your social play sessions by granting points, makes playing with good people quicker and easier, adds powerful new functionalities that only make sense to give you once you have proven yourself, tracks and incentivizes being a non-toxic and reliable gamer, gives you beneficial reasons to use the app and invite friends so there won’t be a shortage of players, and generally makes using GameTree a more fun and interesting experience.

We really hope you enjoy it, and are open to feedback. It’s been a longer crawl than necessary to get to this stage; we hope you forgive us. What most companies do with recommendation apps is try to seem like they are giving great results while purposely providing minimal value. They will do things like build addictive mechanics and not optimize the best matches so you are continuously searching or unsatisfied and coming back for more.

As a founder, I’d rather do nothing than operate a business that way, even though it’s often required to maximize profit for investors. As a Public Benefit Corporation though, we are legally allowed to sacrifice on some profit to provide more value.

We have a big vision for how GameTree and gaming can help shape and improve the world. Looking forward to making this reality with you!