Idle Miner Tycoon reaches 150 million downloads | Pocket Gamer.biz

kolibri games announced on Twitter the milestone of 150 million downloads for its flagship mining management title Idle Miner Tycoon, these downloads come from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Berlin-based studio Kolibri Games, which created a series of free tycoon games, was established in 2016 as Fluffy Fairy Games, but later changed its name to Kolibri Games, the first game produced by the studio was Idle Miner Tycoon which gained popularity due to its basic gameplay loop and live ops setup, both of which together offer a series of in-game events and updates.

In 2020, Ubisoft acquired 75% of Kolibri Games. With the financial backing and backing of such a large company behind them, the studio has been able to grow their portfolio of games, with Idle Taxi Tycoon recently added to their other eight titles, the studio has also seen an expansion of their team to more of 130 members.

The deal Ubisoft struck had the potential to see them gradually increase their stake in Kolibri Games and recent moves show that Ubisoft is certainly looking to expand its presence in the mobile gaming industry.

Milestone

General Manager Guillaume Verlinden shared a statement congratulating all of the team members who worked on Idle Miner Tycoon, then went on to say, “While accomplishments like this serve as validation of past decisions, we are very excited about what is yet to come. Idle Miner Tycoon. Gaming is central to our mission to reinvent the idle genre, and we’re looking to engage our players, current and new, with more exciting features, characters, and a host of special events in the years to come.

From a studio founded in a college dorm to achieving a milestone of 150 million downloads, six years after the original launch showcases Idle Miner Tycoon’s longevity and cements itself as the most successful title from the studio to date. Majority owner of Kolibri Games, Ubisoft is also extending its partnership with Netflix with a three-game deal, one of many moves the company is currently making in the mobile games industry.

Sam D. Gomez