This weekend Spymaster was the 2nd most downloaded Strategy game in the United States!
We always felt there was some special magic in Spymaster but all this is really an order of magnitude bigger than we dared to hope in our wildest dreams. We are speechless.
A big huge thank you to all the fans out there!
Eighteen months ago, we set out to make the most unique and pretty strategy game we could think of. Over the development cycle we sought as much outside feedback as possible and I don't have the fingers nor toes to count the times we heard this will be a niche game for a tiny audience. To reach the charts we really should go for bright colors, cartoony characters and under 3-minute play sessions, right?
Well, we refused to believe that the future of mobile games is like that.
Another thing we kept hearing was "yeah maybe there's some people in the West but no-one in Asia will care." We thought that was a good point, as Spymaster is pretty much as far from an "Asian style" game as we could think of. How did we do then? Let's look at some of Spymaster's Strategy games rankings in Asia:
- Hong Kong #3
- Singapore #2
- Malaysia #2
- Indonesia #2
- Papua New Guinea #1
- Philippines #4
- India #2
- Nepal #3
You get the picture. :)
In fact, Spymaster shot up to Top-10 Strategy games in 99 countries around the world! North America, Europe, Nordic countries, Asia, Middle East, Africa...
We sincerely think that there's a change in the air. A mobile game renaissance is coming.
Oh yeah, almost forgot. We also made a press release where we reveal the number of downloads so far. Check it out here.
EDIT: The number of countries is now 99! The post has been edited to reflect this.