Curves by Levire Ug is just simple fun: block other players and survive with your worm-thing-a-ma-jig as long as you can! And what’s best, you can play against your friend on the same device and share your trickiest moments to Everyplay.
The race is on! In PoketMoto by Mark Kevern you join on a fun adventure – on a bike of course. From desert to city, balance and skill are the ones you need!
Dancebooth by Lunagames makes you – or at least your head – a dancer, even if you really weren’t. Take the stage with your friends and let the boogie begin!
Download 321 Fish Fun Pro
Underwater adventure time! In 321 Fish Fun Pro by Simon Crack you need to race your little fellow to the the finish line and be the fastest fish in the sea.
Download Bloons TD5
Time for some serious tower defense! Bloons TD 5 by Ninja Kiwi challenges you with cool tracks, special missions and a Monkey Lab for all those sweet upgrades. Build your tower and let it be just pop, pop, pop on those nasty invading Bloons!
The truth is out there, and in 1968, on those glorious retro days, it was discovered that the Moon is indeed made of cheese! So what is a man to do – well race the dairy planet of course! 1968 by Attribite is an epic space adventure with unbeknown planets to discover and to be eaten…
Tuesday is perfect for some cool news! Our FaceCam got an awesome update that allows game developers to use the FaceCam as an in-game element, too! On the video and screenshot above you can see how our producer Olli is playing Angry Bots and using the pimped FaceCam, just to watch himself on dual monitors. ;)
If you have any cool ideas on how to use the in-game FaceCam in innovative ways, please drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll brainstorm together! Also, the SDK update with the live FaceCam is coming soon, so stay tuned.
In other news, our friends at Frogmind got some well-deserved recognition! Every year, Apple hands out awards to outstanding iOS and OS X apps, this year based on technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design. And one of this year’s Apple Design Awards winners announced at Monday night was BADLAND! Congratulations on the award, you’re doing an awesome work!
Download Bike Baron
Bike Baron by Mountain Sheep is a biker dream come true! Seat that cute cat on the back, pump up the gas and race that bike of yours! This number one game in 75 countries lets you race over 100 different tracks, create custom levels and of course share your best moments to the world.
It’s PorkChopTimus Prime, baby!
There is some serious magic in the world of Bad Piggies! Today we are proud to announce that there are now over 100 000 Bad Piggies videos in Everyplay, made by piggie players! The amount of funny, innovative and downright genius videos has been overwhelming, so keep on making those amazing clips!
Also, our statistics say that not only it is fun to make Bad Piggies videos, it’s a joy to watch them: there are now over 3 000 000 views on piggie videos alone! Hurray!
Download Icy Tower Classic
It’s very slippery in the Icy Tower, but Harold, the jumping little fellow in a blue hat just keeps on going – until he slips. Icy Tower Classic by Free Lunch Design keeps you hooked, until you can reach the top of that malicious tower…
Download Rocket Turismo
Do it like a boss – like a Rocket Boss! In Rocket Turismo by Mikko Väisänen you need to travel through the galaxy and explore stars full of dangerous asteroid fields and hostile aliens, to become the true boss.
Download ShowStopper Basketball
Attention, basketball fans! Even if you’re not the best dunker in the world, you can still be that in the virtual world of games! ShowStopper Basketball by Mobage lets you manage your team, polish your dunking strategies and challenge your friends. So get your game on!
CarX by Anatoly Shcherbak is not actually a complete game, but instead a technological demo of vehicle simulation. The physics engine of CarX is free to use, but just being able to drift to your heart’s desire has attracted a ton of videos, so there must be something to racing cars. ;)
Mobile gaming is a tough business, as getting mobile games discovered by players is increasingly hard as thousands of games are released every month. So what is a game developer to do? To understand the current mobile game discovery landscape better, Applifier fielded a survey to 1800 mobile gamers in March 2013.
We found out that word-of-mouth is the #1 way of discovering and downloading games for mobile gamers, exceeding traditional methods like advertising and websites. When we asked what way was the most influential in the decision of downloading new games, the top three choices were all word-of-mouth related: reading user reviews, hearing from a friend/family member of the game, seeing a friend/family member play the game. Besides being really effective, word-of-mouth is also very cost-effective.
Another thing our survey found out are the “Sharers”, a highly valuable player segment, which comprises about 1/5 of the game players. These Sharers are more likely to download more games, play socially and convert to paying users. They are extremely interested, twice as highly as the mainstream users, in all kinds of sharing features from achievements to screenshots and to broadcasting.
Sharers are more likely to discover new games: they are on average 50% more likely to discover new games through online word-of-mouth. What this means is that when Sharers discover a new game, they share and advertise it to other Sharers and eventually attract the mainstream gamers to the game, too. According to our survey, over 80% of Sharers watched online game videos in the last 7 days, and over 45% of them said that watching the video directly led them to download the game in question.
These results emphasize the importance of building social features in games to attract and retain Sharers, and that the group of Sharers is indeed a highly valuable for game developers.
To find more about our survey and the results, please see the whitepaper in full.
Hej på alla! Our funky team will be at Unite Nordic & Nordic Game Conference from Wednesday 22nd all to way to Friday 25th. So if you happen to be in Malmö, Sweden, please stop by our booth at Nordic Games for a chat! You can always drop us a mail too so we can set up a meeting.
P.S. Here’s something very familiar from the Bad Piggies show in Unite! Why yes, it’s the Everyplay feed of the Piggies!
Download One Epic Knight
This is not a task for the dark knight of Gotham, this is the task for One Epic Knight! An endless dungeon with lethal traps, vile enemies and plenty of treasure await those who are brave in the heart. But be careful – only one misstep and the game is over! This truly epic game is developed by Simutronics Corp.
Download Bottle Cap Blitz
Everyone of us must have tried flipping a bottle cap, at least once ! In Bottle Cap Blitz by Big Pixel Studios you need to fire the endless bottle caps to smash as many ice cubes you can in 60 seconds – sound simple but it’s very addictive!
Download Feed My Kitten
Little kitties are always hungry and ready for some tuna! To fill the little kittens tummy and easy up the stress of mama and papa cat, move things around to roll the tuna can to the baby cat. Feed My Kitten by Alonzo S Machiraju is for all the cat lovers out there!
Physics can be fun too! Draw lines to control the flow of the fluid and address the coloured balls to the correct drain. Sink by Adrian Johnston really challenges your brain, so be careful unless you want to end up as a true conehead! ;)