Rovio released their annual results last week, and the numbers surprised some commentators. I won’t go into details of the report — VB did a good job of that here — but want to dig into what our data shows about their performance, and why that might be the case.
The Puzzle Games categories are some of the hottest in the stores. Many developers cut their teeth on simple puzzlers, and some become superstars with smash hit puzzle games like Candy Crush Saga, 2048, or the classic Cut The Rope.
There are still some seriously heavy hitting publishers focusing on this genre, but we saw newcomers tearing up the charts as well in 2016. We thought we’d dive in and see how the movers and shakers in the market are performing, and how the genre is fairing overall.
Written by Karol Severin.
Snapchat is gearing up for its IPO which, if successful, could provide enough capital to finalize the company’s pivot from a trendy social messaging app into a full-fledged mobile platform.