Mobile Game Dissections

Slotomania Monetization: Turning Virtual Coins into $1.9 Billion

Slotomania Monetization: Turning Virtual Coins into $1.9 Billion

Before writing this article I believed fictional money casinos could never compete with their real money counterparts in terms of revenue.  And boy, was I wrong.  One particular game changed my mind – Slotomania. This game has been successfully monetizing its free slot machines for years.  We’re here to analyze the Slotomania monetization strategy and …

League of Legends: Wild Rift Monetization Strategy

League of Legends: Wild Rift Monetization Strategy

League of Legends has been dominating esports for over a decade. The mobile game industry keeps on booming, so it was time for this game to join the competition.  Just like its PC version, League of Legends: Wild Rift claims to be completely free-to-play.  Is it really free-to-play? What’s the game’s monetization strategy? In this …

Clockmaker Analysis: The Game That Aged Like Fine Wine

Clockmaker Analysis: The Game That Aged Like Fine Wine

Is it possible for a game to become wildly successful six years in? For Belka Games’ Clockmaker, it is. In our Clockmaker analysis, I try to uncover how this mobile game managed to pull off such an impressive feat. Hint – its developers came up with a good marketing strategy.  But first, let me tell …

Call of Duty Analysis: How It Shot to the Top

Call of Duty Analysis: How It Shot to the Top

From consoles and PC to mobile – the Call of Duty franchise is still going strong. Activision managed to achieve incredible success with Call of Duty: Mobile, breaking records during the first week of release. However, making a successful game for mobile devices comes with unique challenges. The mobile game market is competitive and user …

AFK Arena Analysis: The Road to More Than 1 Million Daily Active Users

AFK Arena Analysis: The Road to More Than 1 Million Daily Active Users

Wondering how AFK Arena got so successful? You’ve come to the right place. In our AFK Arena analysis, I go deep into this game’s user acquisition strategy and monetization approach. But before we get into all that, here’s some info about what this game is all about and how well it performs according to the main …

Homescapes Ads Analysis: Truth About Misleading Ads

Homescapes Ads Analysis: Truth About Misleading Ads

In our Homescapes ads analysis, we tackle a burning question in the mobile game industry.  Are misleading puzzle ads an effective way to advertise a mobile game? Many players are calling out Homescapes’ fake ads, but they seem to be working. In this dissection, I go deep into Homescapes user acquisition strategy and its notorious advertisements. …

Homescapes Monetization: A Strategy Worth $1.49 Billion

Homescapes Monetization: A Strategy Worth $1.49 Billion

Match-3 games can be more than just candies and saga maps. Playrix’s Gardenscapes and Homescapes were the first games on the market to prove this. Playrix brought innovation to both gameplay and monetization. In this article, we are going to dissect Homescapes monetization strategy. But first, let’s run through a few facts about the game.  …

Rise of Kingdoms: Analyzing How It Became a $2 Billion Game

Rise of Kingdoms: Analyzing How It Became a $2 Billion Game

Rome wasn’t built in a day, wise people say. Great things take some time to shine. Rise of Kingdoms’ success story is a great example of this. When this mid-core game was released back in 2018, the numbers were good. In the years after that, they were even better. One thing is for sure – …

Project Makeover Dissection: How It Brought Match-3 Back to Life

Project Makeover Dissection: How It Brought Match-3 Back to Life

Getting a game to the top charts in just 4 days of publishing? Sounds impossible, right? Not for Project Makeover, a game that accomplished exactly that. This casual game quickly became a huge success and continued growing. To figure out the secret behind its rapid success, I’m going to analyze different KPIs, game statistics, and …

Archero Dissection: How it Became a Hit Mobile Game?

Archero Dissection: How it Became a Hit Mobile Game?

Archero is a popular mobile game praised for its innovative gameplay. While it’s not as popular as when it was released, it’s still among mobile games that generate a lot of revenue. That’s largely due to its user acquisition, monetization, and ASO strategies. In this article, I’m going to dissect each aspect thoroughly. Let’s start! …

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery – Game Design Dissection

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery – Game Design Dissection

Does Wingardium Leviosa ring a bell? If it does, you are the target audience for Jam City’s Harry Potter mobile game. In this article, I dissect Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery user acquisition, monetization, and ASO strategies to uncover the magic behind this successful game. But first, here’s some basic info you should know about Harry …

Genshin Impact Advertising Strategy Explained

Genshin Impact Advertising Strategy Explained

More than 143 million downloads. 60+ million monthly active users. More than $4 billion in revenue. Sounds impressive? I’m talking about Genshin Impact, a mobile game that has taken the world by storm. In this article, I’m dissecting Genshin Impact advertising strategies, ASO, and user acquisition strategies to find out the secret behind its rapid success. I …

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