Are TWP players young and where are the older players?

Yes, but it’s remarkable that most forum members seem to be 30 - 40.

A relative of mine is 70. He likes playing adventure games (since the 80s) but he wouldn’t/won’t play TWP. But there were many friends at my age who said: Great, let’s play it! And most younger people (=children) had parents who showed them TWP. I doubt that they would have played TWP even if they had discovered it in a shop or in a Let’s play video…

Now, the age of the average person on the forum, is probably skewed compared to the population of TWP players
I am sure the mental age here is between 19 and 20. :slight_smile:

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That’s the question. :slight_smile:

I would say no, because here are the people who love(d) TWP and thus the representative average of the target audience. :slight_smile:

Isn’t that valid for a lot of people over 50 too? :wink:

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I think we have also a lot of Monkey Island fans here (ok, that matches for a big part with the TWP audience, but still Ron once mentioned he wasn’t sure he was reaching that demographic well enough).

Seeing that the Nintendo Switch is a device that younger people are more likely to have/invest in and that the TWP sales for the Switch beat that of Steam… I think a more interesting poll question would be “On which platform do/did you play TWP?”

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Only the cool ones! :sunglasses:

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The results are here:

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I think it’s enough if you add the poll to the first post.

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That is true. @boosegoose and @robert.megone should both be somewhere around my age as well.

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slightly off-topic but I can’t help it…

It’s never too late:

Q.E.D.

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Done.

And @jenn of course!

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And @OctaviNavarro too?

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Octavario possible, but I thought that Jenn was at least more around the age of Zak?

I just turned 16 last Friday… My DOB is 27/7/2002

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Happy Birthday! (for last Friday) :cake: :balloon:

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Happy belated birthday!
I guess you must be youngest around then (we were all born in the previous century) :slight_smile:

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I’ll make my mom and my mother-in-law play it when we finish the dubbing project. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.

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Thanks @everyone.

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Don’t discriminate against my dad!

Just like most people who watch Ducktales. (My wife says: how many 8 year olds do you hang out with?)

Linux from GOG. I note that with the addition of my vote, Linux is a whopping 20%. :wink:

Congrats!

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We are only 14 voters, so the result is not representative for the players of TWP as a whole, of course. It only might be representative for the most frequent users here in the forums.
I agree with Sushi: Most of us might be Monkey Island fans. I’m convinced that those who played these games as a teenager (or even when they were younger) might be the most passionate fans of MI, MM, Zak, etc. Therefore, it’s clear why most people here are between 40 and 20 years old. Also, people older than us might not be as active on the web as we use to be. For this reason, I doubt that the poll result really does tell us anything about the audience of TWP.

Seeing the fact that TWP was not available yet for mobile devices and consoles (except Xbox) back when that poll was carried out, it might be interesting to do a new poll for this question, in order to see how many people actually played the game on the respective platform. But, it won’t be representative for the entire audience of the game either.

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