Future Games of London has announced that Hungry Shark has passed 50 million downloads of its games on iOS, Google Play and the Amazon App Store, with 40 million more planned in 2013. The developer has also released Pool Bar, Snooker Club and Grabatron with plans for two new titles this year as it moves to PC and Mac.
"We're looking to achieve 50 per cent to 100 per cent unit growth in direct-to-consumer downloads on smart phones and tablets, so 30 – 40 million in 2013," said Ian Harper, managing director. "This will be driven by two new AAA free-to-play games in the second half of the year, and in the first half by our recently launched iOS game Hungry Shark Evolution coming to Android. We're also beginning to take our games to desktop PC through the Mac App Store and Steam, starting with Hungry Shark Evolution in Q1."
"We expect iPhone and iPad to continue to lead the market in design quality and also App revenue. We also expect continuing exceptional growth from Android smart phones,” he added. "In fact, we expect over 500 million Android smart phones to ship worldwide in 2013, which is an extraordinary number to contemplate. Amazon is looking well placed in the tablet market, and of course own a fantastic store and credit card database.”
Source: GamesIndustry International