Our debut mobile game ‘Darts Match’ has proved a global hit after it topped the landmark figure of 100k downloads just four weeks after release; 118,539 and counting to be precise. An incredible 8 million+ darts have been thrown since its launch on IOS and Android on March 17th, a statistic certain to increase when […]
Our debut mobile game ‘Darts Match’ has proved a global hit after it topped the landmark figure of 100k downloads just four weeks after release; 118,539 and counting to be precise.
An incredible 8 million+ darts have been thrown since its launch on IOS and Android on March 17th, a statistic certain to increase when we unleash it on the Windows Store today.
UK downloads have understandably been strong, but we’ve also experienced impressive download figures in countries such as France, Spain, Germany, Russia and Australia, as users compete against one another for bragging rights on the oche.
Simon: “We sensed we had something special on our hands soon after the app went live as it attracted more than 1,000 downloads within the first few hours.
“Awareness of Darts Match quickly spread amongst the darting community and gamers at home and abroad despite us rejecting paid advertising, preferring to utilise forums, social media and free offline and online press to publicise it.”
Retweets from Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Chairman Barry Hearn, and darting maestros Dean Winstanley, Jamie Caven, Peter Wright and Wez Newton helped give the game an early seal of approval.
Widespread coverage of the game has since been received in ‘The Sun’ newspaper, ‘UK Darts Magazine’, on several major darts fan sites including the primary PDC-affiliated Australia site, and Darts Match has been lavished with praise on various darting forums and on the online stores:
‘Awesome game, told my mate about it and the banter was flying as much as the darts when we played.’
‘Wow!!! It’s like watching on TV. Very slick, amazing graphics and super real throwing style.’
‘I’ve been able to master all the other dart apps. This one has a huge learning curve and is a challenge. I’m loving it!’
‘By far the best darts game I have ever played on a phone.’
Unicorn who gave us permission to utilise one of their dartboards, will continue their association with the game going forward allowing us to integrate more of their products into the app.
Darts Match is already fast closing in on the more established darts games on Android and IOS, forcing its way into the ‘Top 10 FREE sports games’ on Google Play.
It has also generated a significant number of ‘likes’ and followers on its Facebook and twitter pages.
Developer Alan I’Anson: “Keeping our 30,000+ consistent online users will be central to the long-term success of the game and arguably be as challenging as encouraging people to download the game in the first place.
“We have started developing tournaments, career modes, leaderboards, real-time play, and will be continuously looking at ways of enhancing gameplay to sustain their interest.
“We are also in talks with other high-profile names within the darting world with regards future promotion of the app and the intro of more exciting features.”
We’re now readying ourselves for a further flood of downloads following its release for Windows Phones.
We’ve officially created a monster!
iOS and Android users can download Darts Match for FREE now from Apple’s App Store, Google Play or via www.dartsmatch.co.uk. Windows Phone users can download the game from Tuesday 22nd April.