When it comes to iPhone games, Chillingo knows its stuff. The publisher of insta-hit Angry Birds has struck gold yet againwith its latest game, Cut the Rope, whichhas become the fastest-selling iPhone game yet.
According to a comment from the publisher today, Cut the Rope has already sold one million copies. That's a bold milestone for any iPhone app, but this one happened to reach it in just 10 days - faster than any other game that's been released in the App Store.
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It's a game in which players strategically snip threads of rope to drop dangling pieces of candy to a cutesy monster, named Om Nom, below. If that doesn't sound like a recipe for an unsurpassable success, I don't know what does.
As a 99-cent download ($1.99 for iPad), though, it doesn't quite become the fastest-grossing iPhone game. That record still belongs to Plants vs. Zombies, which tallied sales of over $1 million in just nine days. But at a launch price of around $3, the number of people who actually boughtPvZ in the first week and a half only reaches about a third the sales of Cut the Rope.
"Cut the Rope%26rsquo;s popularity has skyrocketed throughout recent days as fans eagerly share with others how addictive and fun the gameplay is on iOS devices. We are thrilled to see Om Nom%26rsquo;s fame spread across the world and are collaborating with Developer, ZeptoLab to bring fresh new updates, which will be revealed soon," wrote Chillingo director Chris Byatte in a statement.
Above: Angry Birds, an equally simple but intoxicatingly addictive puzzle game, is Chillingo's other big hit
Chillingo is also still collecting big App Store sales checks for Angry Birds, a game that quickly became the talk of the town for iPhone gamers. It's been so successful for so long that the developer is actually consideringa full-length Angry Birds movie. Hey, if they can make a movie based on Asteroids, why not?
[Source:The App Whisperer]
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