The top 7 most popular mobile games of the five-year plan

Almost a week the games is not out of the charts for the most popular apps in the world, it is played by over 10 million users. Together they spend more than $1.6 million a day. RBC has reviewed the rating of mobile games, made by analytical company App Annie for the period 2010-2015 and remembered the most massive games with an audience of over 1 billion users.

Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga, launched in 2012, is the most popular mobile game in the world should be rated from App Annie for five years. In the first year of existence the game was downloaded more than 500 million times to devices on operating systems iOS and Android and on the social network Facebook. In 2013, users spent on in-app purchases of more than $1 billion, wrote The Guardian.

The developers describe the game as “an exciting adventure through the candy Kingdom”: this is a puzzle, the player must move the box of candies to collect them from geometric shapes. Then the collected candy is destroyed and replaced by new ones, and the user navigates to new levels of complexity. In November 2015 the developer of the game company King Digital Entertainment, for $5.9 billion has bought a manufacturer of video games Activision Blizzard.

However, Pokemon Go in the US pushed the game Candy Crush Saga in less than a week: catching pokemon, according to SurveyMonkey, enthusiastic about 21 million Americans, and the number of active users of Candy Crush Saga is 20 million

Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja is one of the oldest games in the list by App Annie, which appeared in 2010. The object of the game is to cut with the sword as many pop up on the screen fruit.

In five years mobile devices the game has installed over 1 billion times. By 2013, monthly advertising revenues in Fruit Ninja reached $400 thousand, said the head of the developer Halfbrick Studios ‘ Phil Larsen.

In may 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Studio Vinson Films will shoot a film based on Fruit Ninja.

Angry Birds

The first game about the evil birds appeared in 2009. The task of the player in Angry Birds to destroy the green pigs by firing at them birds. With each new level the task becomes more complicated: pigs are better hidden, but birds have found new abilities.

For 35 days the game was downloaded 50 million users mark in 1 billion installations Angry Birds overcame in 2012, i.e. three years after release.

If a movie on Fruit Ninja while only in plans, the premiere Angry Birds held in 2016 worldwide. With a budget of about $73 million in the first weekend cartoon Angry Birds assembled in the USA of $39 million and $150 million worldwide.

Subway Surfers

Released in 2012, Subway Surfers is a game-chase: the hero is running away from the inspector on the railroad tracks, collecting lying on the road bonuses (such as coins). In game money you can purchase a variety of tools that make it easier to pass the levels: for example, buy snowboarding to speed up.

The mark of 1 billion users game Subway Surfers managed as Angry Birds, to overcome only three years later. On devices with operating system iOS the game ranked fourth in the ranking of the most downloaded in the five years from App Annie. While Subway Surfers topped the same chart in Google Play.

Despicable Me

Despicable Me the game developer Gameloft released in 2013. According to the App Store in June 2016, the game is about fictional characters — minions — had 750 million users worldwide.

Unlike Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, Despicable Me characters first appeared on the silver screen, and then “migrated” to the game. Cartoon “Despicable me” the minions came out in 2010 and grossed $543 million the Following cartoon with the same name “Minions” was released in 2015 and has raised more than $1 billion.

In 3D app Despicable Me the player in the form of a minion runs in places from the cartoon, competing with other heroes. On the road it can collect bananas and power-UPS to speed in the race.

Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans — strategy game, the aim of which is to defend your village from the attacks and conquer new territories. The game was released in 2012 by Finnish developer Supercell. During the year, the game can be played only on Apple devices.

To install the game for free, but to accelerate the process of passing will have to spend. By the end of 2015 Supercell’s revenues amounted to €2.1 billion, income before taxes of €838 million, reported The Associated Press. How much of the company brought the game Clash of Clans (the others being the Finnish company has released games Royale Clash and Hay Day), it didn’t. According to analysts App Annie, Clash of Clans has been the highest grossing app Store for the period from July 2010 to July 2015. Business Insider has calculated that in 2015, sales of games exceeded $1.5 million a day.

The daily audience of all games Supercell is 100 million users (data from the company in March 2016). In June 2016, the main shareholder of the company was Chinese Tencent: 84% Supercell had to pay $8.6 billion.

Temple Run

The developer of Temple Run is an American company Imangi Studios, the founders of which is a married couple Natalia Lukyanova and Keith shepherd. The release of Temple Run for devices operating system iOS took place in August 2011. The following year, a version of the game on Android devices, later on Windows Phone. In March 2013, Forbes wrote that since the launch of the game brought its creators $1 million.

Temple Run is made in the genre of “endless runner”. The aim of the game is to run as long as possible, overcoming obstacles, including running away from demonic monkeys. The finish, as well as any levels in the game are missing. Six months after the release in December 2011 the game came in the top 50 free apps on iTunes. Download game users free. Inside the game you can buy like special characters, so the crystals that can “resurrect” the character after death.

In 2013, the developer presented a sequel of the game Temple Run 2. It is made in the same genre, but the manufacturer has added new obstacles. In June 2014, Imangi Studios announced that the total downloads of Temple Run and Temple Run 2 made 1 billion At the time a series of “endless runners” was second only to the game Angry Birds.

Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga, launched in 2012, is the most popular mobile game in the world should be rated from App Annie for five years. In the first year of existence the game was downloaded more than 500 million times to devices on operating systems iOS and Android and on the social network Facebook. In 2013, users spent on in-app purchases of more than $1 billion, wrote The Guardian.

The developers describe the game as “an exciting adventure through the candy Kingdom”: this is a puzzle, the player must move the box of candies to collect them from geometric shapes. Then the collected candy is destroyed and replaced by new ones, and the user navigates to new levels of complexity. In November 2015 the developer of the game company King Digital Entertainment, for $5.9 billion has bought a manufacturer of video games Activision Blizzard.

However, Pokemon Go in the US pushed the game Candy Crush Saga in less than a week: catching pokemon, according to SurveyMonkey, enthusiastic about 21 million Americans, and the number of active users of Candy Crush Saga is 20 million