Despite bring just released worldwide on May 18, Guns of Boom has already reached 5 million downloads and made its revenue up to $1 million. With the free-to-play gameplay, this first-person shooter had achieved two million downloads during its soft launch in 2016. After that, the game made a staggerer when it’s officially rolled out on the iOS App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store.
Developed by Lithuania-based studio Game Insight, the team-based shooter features cartoon-like graphics realizes that many players choose deathmatches similar to the mode on Team Fortress 2 or Overwatch. However, unlike the mode on those games, Guns of Boom provides the auto- aim and auto-fire features to improve the lack of accuracy in the mobile touch screens over the traditional mouse or controller-based movement.
There are also some upgrades with new weapon and a new map that was released several weeks ago, as well as the appearance of all-new mode titled “Capture the Points”.
According to a statement of Anatoly Ropotov, CEO of Game Insight, because of the commercial successes of Guns of Boom in such a short time, it showed out the demands that the classic game genres must have on mobile. He also added that with this game, they re-conceived every aspect of the first-person shooter genre, from controls to competition. Furthermore, the most important thing was that players have rewarded these efforts.
Game Insight also provides a number of other popular free-to-play games including Transport Empire: Steam Tycoon and more simulation titles, though they have not yet to become a hit.
If you haven’t tried Guns of Boom, you can turn on your Android phone, launch the Google Play and search for Guns of Boom. After testing this game, don’t forget to give us your thoughts in the comments below.