Kolibri Games Surpasses 250 Million Downloads Milestone
The Berlin-based developer, whose first release, Idle Miner Tycoon heralded a new chapter in the idle games, has surpassed a quarter of a billion global downloads across its growing portfolio.
Berlin, 10 November 2022 | Kolibri Games has reached a new milestone in its storied history. The company, which in 2020 became an Ubisoft studio has surpassed 250 million global downloads for its entire games portfolio. Best known for its flagship title, Idle Miner Tycoon, which revolutionized idle genre upon its release in 2016, Kolibri Games has since gone on to successfully release eight more titles, each of which incorporated new features and gameplay mechanics, offering a more complete and enjoyable gaming experience to players worldwide. The downloads represent the accumulated totals from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and demonstrate the company’s impressive longevity and dedication to innovation within a competitive market.
First released in 2016, Idle Miner Tycoon gained notoriety for its signature core-loop and live operations setup, featuring weekly updates and special event mines that achieved high levels of user engagement. This combination, along with the game’s unique art and character design spearheaded Kolibri Games’ impressive growth from a small studio founded in a student dorm, to the one idle genre’s most recognizable brands.
Notable subsequent releases include Idle Restaurant Tycoon, and Idle Taxi Tycoon, both of which retained the successful core-loop that made Idle Miner a success, and applied it to new concepts, while also introducing enhanced character development, narrative gameplay, and an expansion of in-game event opportunities.
Guillaume Verlinden, Managing Director of Kolibri Games, says:
“We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate such a milestone. It’s exciting to be able to look back on this company’s longevity and historic success, and humbling to know that so many players worldwide have engaged with our games and made them part of their lives.
For us, 250 million downloads represent an important motivation to double down on our hard work and commitment to innovation and reinventing idle. We aim to continue refining our most successful titles, such as Idle Miner Tycoon, while at the same time pushing the boundaries of idle gaming with exciting new releases that will continue to define the genre. Thank you to the players who have enjoyed our games, and to the teams behind the products whose hard work and dedication made them a success.”