Today is the first day of Dashboard week, and our challenge is getting data from twitch IGDB API, making a Tableau dashboard and publishing to Tableau Public.

Twitch is an interactive livestreaming service that spans various content genres, including gaming, entertainment, sports, music, and more.

The data of this dashboard comes from the endpoint below:
https://api.igdb.com/v4/games
which contains game names, release data, ratings, follows and platform.

Firstly, different tops games are listed either by ratings or by follows. The number of top games can be changed via a drop-down menu. Tooltip is provisioned as well to show name, rating, release date and summaries of each game. By comparing 2 lists of the game, we can see top-followed games and top-rated games are quite different.

Secondly, top 5 games are listed in a bar chart for 3 largest flatforms, which are PS5, switch and XBOX. Drop-down menu can switch between top-rated and top-followed. We can see they are partially overlapped. With this function, you can see that some games are so popular that it is the top followed game for more than one platform.

Last, I want to analyze game released over time.

If you want to know more, the dashboard is shown as below:

Yi Gao
Author: Yi Gao

Yi has a master’s degree in data science from The University of Sydney and a background in engineering and manufacturing. She is passionate about finding insights from large and diverse datasets and applying them to real-world scenarios. In her previous role at Daimler China, she analysed vehicle usage data, provided recommendations and created dashboard for internal customers. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, especially of animals and her two sons, and cooking traditional Chinese food.