Your favorite game #LudoKing has crossed 500 million downloads. Thank you for your continued love and support.
— Ludo King (@LudoKingGame) December 28, 2020
There are endless possibilities for enjoying top-quality gaming on smartphone and tablet these days. For instance, you can dive into an action-packed adventure with PUBG Mobile, while you could even experience some AR-infused fun thanks to Pokemon Go.
However, while so many different types of game have found a place in the mobile world, one of the real success stories of recent times has been a title based on a board game classic.
Reaching new heights
Towards the end of December, Gametion Technologies revealed that its title Ludo King had reached a major milestone by generating more than 500 million downloads worldwide.
The game, which was originally released in 2016, has also seen its daily average users rise from 15 million to 32 million in recent months. In addition, its monthly average users have increased from 110 million to 142 million across the same period. In a statement, Gametion Technologies explained how Ludo King was also the number one downloaded game on App Store India across the year. The title is now played in 30 countries and is available in 14 different languages.
Gametion Technologies founder Vikash Jaiswal said the company was “thrilled” by the global recognition, but also suggested that it was not intending to rest on its laurels. He added that new app features and gameplay designed to connect more people were planned for the year ahead.
Moving onto mobile
The new figures released in relation to Ludo King are very impressive. However, the title is arguably just one of a number of examples of how more traditional forms of gaming have comfortably made the shift onto mobile.
For instance, back in April, PocketGamer.biz reported that Scopely’s smartphone-friendly version of Scrabble had apparently enjoyed the best-ever launch experienced by a mobile word game. At the time, the website stated that Scrabble Go had been played by more than two million people each day since its launch in March. It added that players were also producing around 60 million words a day on the game.
The new way to play Scrabble on the go, à la ‘break the internet’ fashion, is here! Boasting everything you’d expect from the classic game with the addition of exciting features and new ways to play. Get it on the App Store or Google Play here: https://t.co/drwtSrOSDo #ScrabbleGO pic.twitter.com/V3xmNGdzLh
— Scrabble GO (@ScrabbleGO) March 5, 2020
Many other classic pastimes commonly associated with offline play have also proven to be a big hit in the mobile space. In fact, online bingo has been so successful that a host of brands now specialise in such gaming experiences. This has led to the emergence of review sites like WDW Bingo, which offer advice on the different services available. The site examines bingo brands based on a range of factors, including the welcome bonuses they offer, the games available, and whether they are ultimately mobile-friendly.
More success ahead?
Mobile gaming is enjoying a truly incredible period of success at the moment, with a host of genres thriving on both smartphone and tablet. However, arguably one of the more surprising trends is how older games have managed to find a place in this new world.
It will be intriguing to see if this trend continues going forward, as well as whether the likes of Ludo King can push on to enjoy even more success in the future.