We provide player statistics for online multiplayer games. Currently supported are selected Steamworks games and Battlefield 3. You can find out more information about this website by viewing the About Gamestat tab below.
Gamestat is a project that started as a simple test, to find out how many people were playing games throughout the day. I found out where to get the information from, which is currently two sources. I then devised a way to get that data at regular intervals and display it in a human readable format (graphs)
Every 15 minutes a cron-job runs (scheduled task) that fetches information (game stats) from two different sources. Currently, BF3Stats.com and Steam. I then store this data in a database and provide this page for displaying the data.
If at any point the stats fail for any of the two sources, the data for that 15min period will be omitted - Meaning that it may skip 15mins if it couldn't get the reliable data, you should be able to see this as all entries on the graph are timestamped.
The data found on this site is from Steam and BF3Stats I am simply providing the same data together, visually. If there are any errors in the fetched stats, or in the way I am displaying them - I'll do my best to get it sorted.
Originally there were no ads and this was just on a simple page in a sub-directory, but as Gamestat got more and more visitors the traffic has shot up 400% and the web hosting/domain name are not free. If any of the ads bring in any revenue it'll pay for the hosting costs.
Any feedback, questions, suggestions or messages can be emailed to dev [at] gamestat.co.uk