In Leadwerks 4.3 we integrated GameAnalytics.com into our software, both in the editor and in the engine, as a tool developers can use to track their player statistics. A number of events were set up in the editor to fire when certain actions were performed, in order to gain better insight into how people were using Leadwerks. Here are the results.
The most popular primitives
Unsurprisingly, boxes are by far the most popular primitive created in Leadwerks Editor. The community has created more than 20,000 boxes since analytics were enabled. What blows my mind is that cylinders are actually the second-most commonly used primitive, rather than wedges. Users created 1753 cylinders but only 1358 wedges in the given time period! Even more shocking is that spheres are more popular than cones, with 985 spheres created versus just 472 cone primitives.
This causes me to question my assumptions of how people use Leadwerks, and how items in the interface should be prioritized.
The Workshop Store is used heavily
Leadwerks users installed more than 5000 items from the Workshop. It also looks like people install many items, as sometimes the number of installs exceed the number of times the Workshop interface is opened.
People buy Workshop items directly through the Steam Client
Although users are buying Workshop items in high quantities, it appears that their primary route is through the Steam store interface, rather than the built-in Workshop browser. People browse the items in the Steam client and then use the Workshop browser to install their purchased items. The numbers for Workshop Store purchases are much higher than the number of people clicking the buy button in the editor.
If you're interested in selling your 3D models or textures through the Leadwerks Workshop Store, it's easy to get started and you can earn money directly from Steam. Contact us to learn more or stop by the forum.