EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nexon and Big Huge Games have revealed today that DomiNations, the mobile strategy game challenging players to lead their own civilization from the Stone Age to the Space Age, has been downloaded more than 12 million times to mobile devices around the world in its first five months. The success of DomiNations in North America, Australia and Europe has carried over to Asia, where the game surpassed 1 million downloads and reached the Top 10 Grossing Apps in its first week of availability on the App Store and Google Play in Korea. Players’ devotion to growing their civilizations is inspiring them to log into DomiNations an average of 4-6 times per day, where they spend an average of 36 minutes per day managing resources, chatting with fellow Alliance members and battling against other players.
“DomiNations’ massive success in the west and expansion into Asia with more than 1 million downloads in its first week is a testament to our vision at Nexon that great games have global appeal,” said Owen Mahoney, CEO, Nexon. “Big Huge Games has developed and continues to build upon a fun and unique core gameplay experience that resonates with gamers no matter where they live and play.”
Since its launch in April 2015, Big Huge Games has continued to expand DomiNations through major content updates, including the Oil Boom and Industrial Age expansions. Each update brings a wealth of new features, offering players the ability to further advance their civilizations by building new mechanized units, and constructing new buildings and iconic wonders of the world.
“Collaborating with Nexon on DomiNations was critical to achieving this global success,” said Tim Train, CEO, Big Huge Games. “The additions of the Korean nation and the Industrial era are just the beginning of what’s to come in DomiNations, and we’re working on a series of exciting new multiplayer features that will soon embroil the entire world in a war!”
In DomiNations, players grow one of eight civilizations through research, advancement, exploration and resource gathering, completing strategic single-player and multiplayer conquests. With more than 100 unique upgradeable structures, units and technologies, players must balance managing their civilization’s food and economy while training their armies to earn valuable loot in battle and defending their own wealth.
For more information about DomiNations visit: www.dominations.com
About NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services nearly 150 titles in more than 150 countries since its founding. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
About Big Huge Games
Big Huge Games specializes in mobile strategy games. The studio was founded in 2013 by 24-year game industry collaborators Brian Reynolds and Tim Train, along with several other long-time veterans, and hopes to keep the flame alive of the original Big Huge Games, which ran from 2000 to 2012. We build prototypes and improve them constantly until we love playing them ourselves – we know you won’t love our game until we love it. Big Huge Games is represented by Ophir Lupu of United Talent Agency.
To learn more about Big Huge Games, please visit www.bighugegames.com.