The Berlin-based developer’s latest release represents a new chapter in idle gaming, with a wealth of innovative new features.
Berlin, 25 April 2021 | Kolibri Games’ newest idle game title, Idle Taxi Tycoon® is now globally available on iOS and Android following a successful soft launch that gathered overwhelmingly positive reviews (4,6/5 on average).
The Berlin-based developer has been spearheading innovation in the idle genre for a number of years since its first major hit, Idle Miner Tycoon, considered one of the most successful idle games ever released. Its latest title adds to a continuously expanding portfolio and includes several new features such as the ‘Dash Game Mode’ where players can manage their taxis, drivers, and customers directly, along with an extensive collection of diverse characters and unique designs.
Guillaume Verlinden, Managing Director of Kolibri Games, says:
“This release is the culmination of several weeks of hard work and successful synergies between departments and we’re all immensely proud of the result. We’re committed to reinventing the idle genre, and Idle Taxi Tycoon is a testament to that. Our new games teams have delivered a product that represents a true innovation in idle gaming, offering players additional customization features and more control over game characters. This release is one that we’re excited for our players to enjoy for years to come”.
Dzmitry Yudo, Product Director for New Games adds:
“We’ve devoted a considerable amount of time to studying our previous releases, identifying areas where we can improve the overall gameplay and add exciting new features. Idle Taxi is full of first-of-its-kind innovative features such as the Route System, which allows players to unlock new parts of the city as they progress, as well as a strong focus on our character collection, something that drives the game both literally and figuratively. I’m very happy with how efficient and impactful the collaboration between teams in the department has been. The encouraging results stemming from the soft launch have made us confident of long-term success”.
About Kolibri Games
Founded in 2016 by a group of IT and Business students, Kolibri Games is a mobile games studio based in Berlin, Germany. The company’s first title, Idle Miner Tycoon, which was developed in just eight weeks, has achieved over 100 million downloads worldwide as of 2021. Continuously refining its games for long-term success, Kolibri Games has since added several new titles to its growing product portfolio. In February 2020, Kolibri Games was acquired by French gaming giant Ubisoft. The company’s games have amassed millions of downloads, establishing Kolibri Games as a leader in the idle genre, and enabling the company to grow to more than 140 ‘Kolibris’.
Kolibri Games’ exceptional growth story has been recognized several times: LinkedIn added the company to the 2018 and 2019 list of Top 25 startups in Germany; Red Herring placed Kolibri Games among the 2018 Top 100 Global and Deloitte awarded the company with first place in the “Rising Stars” category of 2018’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50.
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