Zombie Catchers, The First Game From New Finnish Studio Hits 1.5 Million Downloads In Its First Week On The App Store
HELSINKI, Finland – Nov. 7, 2014 – Zombie Catchers, the first game from Helsinki-based game development studio Two Men and a Dog, has been downloaded over 1.5 Million times on the iTunes App Store just 7 days after its release. The game has reached the Top 10 iPhone Games chart in over 80 countries, including the US, Japan and Russia.
It took the game less than 5 days to reach 1 Million downloads on iOS devices. Zombie Catchers has been rated an average 4.76 stars out of 5 with more than 12000 ratings given on the App Store to date.
"This is our first effort in developing a game, and we really had to build everything up from scratch, including learning to design games," says Matti Kallonen, CEO of Two Men and a Dog and programmer of Zombie Catchers. "Being just two developers, we've perhaps had the luxury of taking more risks on the subject matter, story and gameplay, and I find it exciting how well Zombie Catchers is resonating with the audience."
"It's really quite astonishing to see such strong positive feedback for the game," says Aleksi Räisänen, the artist behind the game's visual design. "We've had the chance to take bold, original choices with our design direction, and wander outside the popular domains of mid-core strategy and match-three puzzles which you see so many of - we see our project as a departure from App Store trends, and we're happy to see that people are willing to try something that's a bit more out there."
Before creating Zombie Catchers, Aleksi was a Graphic Designer at Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds. Both Matti and Aleksi are alumni of White Sheep, an award winning digital agency based in Helsinki, Finland.
Two Men and a Dog is currently working on more updates and content for Zombie Catchers, to be released in the App Store before the Holiday season. A localized version of the game for the Chinese market is also being worked on.
Zombie Catchers is available to download for free exclusively on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.zombiecatchers.com/download.
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