Future Games of London Passes 50M Downloads - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2013 / 3,317 Views

Future Games of London told GamesIndustry International that its games have been downloaded more than 50 million times. Its games are available on the iOS, Google Play and Amazon App Store. The developer is targeting a goal of another 40 million downloads by the end of this year.

"We're looking to achieve 50 per cent to 100 per cent unit growth in direct-to-consumer downloads on smart phones and tablets, so 30m-40m in 2013," said managing director Ian Harper. "This will be driven by two new AAA free-to-play games in the second half of the year, and in the first half by our recently launched iOS game Hungry Shark Evolution coming to Android. We're also beginning to take our games to desktop PC through the Mac App Store and Steam, starting with Hungry Shark Evolution in Q1."

"There has been extraordinary revenue growth on smart phones this year from Japan and South Korea. According to AppAnnie's last report, Japan just surpassed the US in total revenue, which is incredible given the large population difference," said Harper. "This phenomenon seems to have been driven by exceptional free-to-play games in these territories, which so far have not yet translated well to the West."

Future Games of London opened its doors in 2009 and has focused on developing for smartphones. However the developer plans to release two new titles for the PC and Mac.

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