Logo Gameplay Time Tracker “Using this program you can learn how much time
you spend on your favourite computer games!”
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Key features

Automatically detects almost any game running, even new releases
Automatically gathers usable descriptions for detected games
Detects user in-game activity
Collects gaming controller usage statistics
Allows to add older games into Windows Games Explorer
Supports 64-bit OS and applications
Supports Windows Store (UWP) applications
Supports user profiles
Does not reduce performance of your gaming rig
It's free of charge!

Is a freeware, it is free for noncommercial usage
Doesn't include any adware or banners
Has no expiration date
Is available for direct download without any registration
System requirements

Operating system Microsoft Windows XP or later version (including Microsoft Windows 10)
Redistributable of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or more recent version
Recent version of Microsoft DirectX libraries
Interface languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Slovenian
  • Brazilian Portuguese

Description of Gameplay Time Tracker application

Personal information protection policy

All your personal data collected by this application is stored on your PC only and is not transmitted over the network. Such data includes your installed games descriptions and your gaming controller usage statistics. No other personal data is collected or transmitted over the network to other devices.

Most important features

  • Last gameplay information: which video game title have you played recently and for how long?
  • Statistics for all games you have played (total runs count, last gameplay duration, total gameplay duration)
  • Detection of Universal Windows Platform (UWP, Windows Store) applications:
    • Native UWP applications running in fullscreen mode (Shift + Win + Enter)
    • Classic Win32 applications published in Windows Store using Desktop-to-UWP bridge
  • Gaming controller usage statistics (mouse, keyboard, joystick, steering wheel)
  • Easy-to-use game launcher panel for all of your installed games
  • Allows to add your older games into Windows Games Explorer (“Games” folder)
  • You can easily group your games by genres (or any other criteria)
  • You can edit any game description manually (if you are not satisfied with automatic detection results)
  • You can add any game manually (if automatic detection algorithm has failed)
  • You can manually block applications mistakenly detected as games (for example, video players)
  • Ability to block Windows Logo key to prevent problems with fullscreen games

How does it work?

As soon as you install application Gameplay Time Tracker to your PC, it automatically starts on operating system boot and monitors running processes.
If current foreground application switches to full-screen mode and so on, it is considered as a video game. In this case, my program scans your system once for any information on that game:
  • Application title and description
  • Application developer or publisher
  • Application icon file
Information that was found is used to display that game in statistics.
Once in a while, such algorithm may detect an application by mistake, for example, some video players in full-screen mode. If you find such application in your statistics, you can block them from being detected in the future by one button click.
I personally think that blocking a few unnecessary applications is much easier than adding all your installed games to the list manually. Don't you agree?

Known limitations

  • It does not automatically detect windowed games (they can be added manually)
  • It does not detect DOS games
  • It does not detect games running within console emulators
If you have any suggestions or can propose some new features for this program - contact the developer (that is, me) by email mik61.software@gmail.com!

Main application settings guide

  1. Interface
    • Display balloon tooltips in system tray
      Enable or disable displaying application messages as balloons in Windows taskbar.
    • Display game launcher icon in system tray
      Enable or disable displaying built-in game launcher icon in Windows taskbar.
    • Location of overlay window with gameplay timer
      Set the location of floating semitransparent window displaying current gameplay time. It will be displayed only when you play windowed, not fullscreen, game.
  2. Operating system
    • Start application automatically on system boot
      Enable or disable automatic launch of this application after Windows startup.
    • Keyboard - «Windows Logo» key
      Enable or disable keyboard key with Windows logo. If you accidentally press this key in some games you will exit to desktop and you will be unable to return to the game. You can avoid this troublesome behaviour by disabling the key. All keyboard shortcuts with this key will also be disabled. This setting requires system reboot.
    • Application update
      Interval of automatic check for new application version available on home page.
      Values: never (default), every day, every week, every month.
  3. Game detection algorithm
    • Require DirectX or OpenGL library reference
      Gather statistics only for applications that have references to DirectDraw, Direct3D or OpenGL functions?
      This setting prevents more applications from being detected as games.
    • Require DirectX exclusive fulscreen mode
      Gather statistics only for applications that use exclusive fulscreen mode?
      This setting prevents more applications from being detected as games.
  4. User activity detection
    • Detect user activity (usage of mouse, keyboard, joysticks, wheels etc.)
      Count interactive game time separately?
    • User is inactive if not present for N minutes
      Time interval, measured in minutes, of user input inactivity which suspends interactive game time count.
    • Collect controller usage statistics
      Collect mouse movement distance, mouse button click count, keyboard key press count, joystick button press count?
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