Clash of Clans is a freemium mobile strategy video game developed and published by Finnish game developer Supercell. The game was released for IOS platforms on August 2, 2012, and on Google Play for Android on October 7, 2013.
Each and every fact speaking volumes about the game’s incredibly addictive strategy.
Little wonder, the game managed to attract hardcore players like Jorge Yao, Panda, and Mohammed Maher, who not only spent over $5000 but also played 24-hours straight, specifically on the weekends. In fact, players like Jorge homed in on five iPads (three gifted by a fellow gamer), and spent six months straight, doing nothing, but playing the game to maintain his top-rankings, sometimes playing the game even in the shower.
And there are other stories doing rounds as well: Of obsessive gamers who divorced their spouses. Of some high ranking players who went bankrupt. Of Jorge, who lost almost 20 pounds, while being hooked to the game, six months at a stretch. All these just to keep the gamer’s clan safe from raiders; to train troops; and to seize more and more resources from the enemy clan, not to mention maintaining their top positions.
By the way, this is just a glimpse of what CoC has done to its players since its arrival in 2012.
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$5 million a day
As of February 2015, Supercell rakes in over $5 million a day from Clash of Clans. Holy cow that’s a lotta coin.
Multiple leaders in a clan – yes you read it right. Check out clan #2888cop which has 3 leaders.
Level 181+ TH4
Level 181+ at town hall 4 (TH4) – Take a peek at clan’s #vu9pu8g leader profile. ( it’s due to 600k + donations)
Supercell released a spell called Santa Spell for Christmas 2012. If you wanna check it out, go to #80y8l8v and peek into the spell factory of a player named Henni.
Supercell is valued at $5.5 billion
With a multitude of successful mobile games, Supercell was recently valued at $5.5 billion after an investment by SoftBank.
Just 15 People Work on Clash of Clans
Supercell employs around 150 people, yet Clash of Clans has around 15 people working on the popular game, per VentureBeat.
Five iPads at Once!
George Yao, a top-ranked player, spent six months playing Clash of Clans on five iPads — all at the same time! He would even take his iPads into the shower with him.
$7,000 Invested Per Month
Panda, one of the top 10 CoC players, told Wired that he spends nearly $7,000 a month on his Clash of Clan village. That seven grand accounts for just seven percent of his income.
The most Viewed Super Bowl Ad in 2015
In the latest Super Bowl, Clash of Clans debuted a commercial with Liam Neeson parodying his character from “Taken.” It was the most viewed Super Bowl ad in 2015 and was selected by YouTube users as the second best ad from the Big Game.
Troops Are Divided Into Multiple Tiers
In Clash of Clans, you are able to play as five different tiers of troops. Those tiers include 1-3, Dark Elixir Troops and Heroes.
The Top 10 Players Account For Half the Revenue
According to Wired, Clash of Clans and other mobile games attribute nearly 50 percent of their revenue to just the top 10 percent of players. Oh, so that’s how games stay free to play.
Clash of Clans Has 29 Million Active Users
According to Re/code, along with bringing in millions of dollars a day, there are over 29.5 million active users in the game. You’re out of the loop if you don’t play this game.
If you aren’t busy enough, the Builder’s Hut will show a builder catching some z’s and enjoying the lovely weather.
P.E.K.K.A was named through Facebook
Supercell held a Facebook contest in 2012 for the best name that worked with the acronym P.E.K.K.A. The winner? “Perfect Enraged Knight Killer of Assassins.” Bravo, people on Facebook.