An Acquisition for Ketchapp
We’ve covered Ketchapp several times in Compulsion Loop and admire their recipe for success: a multitude of extremely simple, one-touch games. Obviously, a recipe that occupied a space larger publishers wouldn’t touch.
It goes to show that even small teams, with good execution and market timing, can achieve success. If one-touch games were the market trend for 2014/2015, will a different trend soon emerge?
Why Play? Target Acquired is a platform shooter that borrows heavily from its cousin genre of endless runners. It’s an evolution of hit games like Jetpack Joyride, with the addition of a ton of customization, upgrades, and options. It’s also got a highly polished anime theme that pits power armored cat people against robotic mouse baddies.
PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator
Why Play? The ever-popular YouTube sensation PewDiePie released another mobile game for his fans, and now sits at #3 most downloaded game. The game itself is a timer-based game that aims to be a free-to-play Game Dev Story set instead as starting as a fledgling YouTube Star.
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