Hit Mobile Racing Game Racing Rivals Passes 12 Million Downloads for iOS and Android, Now Top Grossing Racing Title on Both Platforms
Real-Time Cross-Platform Racer from Cie Games tops Android Racing Genre and Cracks Top 10 Grossing Apps on Google Play Within Two Weeks of Launch
LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cie Games, a leading developer and publisher of mobile racing games, today announced that Racing Rivals for Android cranked into high gear and hit 5 million installs in slightly more than four weeks of availability, a blistering rate that outpaced even the highly-successful iOS version during the same post-launch window.
“Because the game features cross-platform, live multiplayer, every new platform release strengthens and expands our player base. Not only are we seeing great numbers on Android, we’re also seeing significant lift on iOS without having added anything new for that player population, except for more players.”
“Racing Rivals remains a top-grossing app for iOS and number one in the racing category, and now we’re seeing similar success in the Google Play store,” said Matt Nutt, studio head and general manager, Cie Games. “Because the game features cross-platform, live multiplayer, every new platform release strengthens and expands our player base. Not only are we seeing great numbers on Android, we’re also seeing significant lift on iOS without having added anything new for that player population, except for more players.”
Among other impressive achievements for the Android version of Racing Rivals, the game rushed to 2 million downloads in only two weeks. The title also quickly appeared on the lists of top 50 grossing apps on Android globally. The free-to-play mobile racing game, which has now received more than 12 million installs across iOS and Android devices worldwide, still ranks as the top grossing racing game in more than 50 countries.
“Even though Racing Rivals isn’t a new title, we continue to invest in the game and from a development standpoint, we’re just now hitting our stride,” said Nutt. “We have additional platforms that we’re developing for, and we have a of lot of new features that we’re bringing to players, many of them fan requested in the coming months.”
Racing Rivals from Cie Games launched for Android in late May, about eight months after debuting on iOS, and offers the real emotions of high-stakes racing, letting players customize, race and bet pink slips for more than 60 of the world’s most popular cars available from automotive giants such as BMW, Honda, McLaren. Players can customize their cars with realistic upgrades, and challenge foes individually or in teams across platforms.
Developed and published by Cie Games, Racing Rivals is free for Android on Google Play. The game is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Korean. For more information, please visit www.racingrivals.com.
About Cie Games
Cie Games is a leading developer and publisher of mobile and social games, boasting numerous titles that have enjoyed both critical and commercial success including Car Town and Car Town Streets, which have received more than 70 million installs on Facebook, and 10 million on iOS to date. Racing Rivals, the first live multiplayer drag racing mobile game to offer real-time head-to-head racing against real opponents, tops the top-grossing racing charts in dozens of countries and boasts more than 12 million players. Named one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes, and ranked on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, Cie Games is a venture-backed company and is based in Long Beach, Calif. For more information, visit www.ciegames.com.