This is a really neat idea! I definitely understand the weirdness that comes with categorizing games, since they often belong to more than one genre. At the moment, I do not have any other ideas aside from grouping the tags, but as you said, the issue of games belonging to several categories remains. I'm wondering if consolidating similar tags (ex: 'Game Development' 'GameMaker') would be worth considering here?
So Katie I talked to a few other people and did some digging and I settled on the best course of action would be cleaning up the data since there isnt much you can do otherwise! I... didn't want to do that though so here's what we settled on! Workbook: You play how much?
Hey Eric! Very cool stuff
If you don't mind me asking, how did you pull down Steam Tag data for all of those games? Did you find it on a website?
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for the steam data, Steams API would be the best place to get this but when I originally created this I had no experience with working with APIs.
That said I got general gameplay data from https://steamdb.info/calculator/
Steam Web API
You do have to make your profile public to have these scrape data from you but you can easily change it back right away if you care about that.
At the time I just copied the entire table and pasted into excel as one of the options ie unformatted text and the entire table came out relatively clean.
I was able to do any final clean up with macros on my Logitech keyboard (Ie down, down ctrl+c, left down ctrl+v etc)
API's aren't terribly difficult to learn but you'll definitely need to invest time and energy into it to understand what you're doing. Ultimate question is how quick you need data.
If you need API videos/resources let me know and I can send you what I've been looking at.
I have been using the API's, but sadly the user tags are not available yet. Thanks for sending that steam library filters site! That works well