Apple’s App Store might have seen it’s one billionth app download back in April 2009, but have you ever wondered which app was purchased one million times? This was something more recent as Freeverse, the developer of Flick Fishing has announced that the title reached the one million download milestone over the weekend!
Furthermore, there’s a good response to the latest iPhone OS 3.0 update for Flick Fishing, with 10 percent of OS 3.0 players purchasing new content for the game through in-app purchasing.
Check out the following press release:
FREEVERSE’S FLICK FISHING GAME FIRST PAID IPHONE APP TO HIT ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS ON APPLE APP STORE
Ten Percent of iPhone OS 3.0 Players Buying Additional Game Content Through New in-App Purchasing Feature
NEW YORK – June 22, 2009 – Freeverse, one of the leading developers and publishers of iPhone games, sold the millionth copy of its Flick Fishing game over the weekend, making Flick Fishing the first paid application to reach the one million download milestone.
Flick Fishing, which costs 99 cents, allows iPhone and iPod touch users to take a virtual fishing trip with the flick of a wrist. The game uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to recreate a casting motion, then a combination of bait choice and fishing skill helps players land the big fish.
The iPhone OS 3.0 update issued last week for Flick Fishing allows peer-to-peer networking for players to compare their catches while competing in a blackjack style fishing contest. In addition, in-app purchases of a new fishing location and new fish have been made by nearly 10 percent of users since the OS 3.0 update was issued.
“We couldn’t be happier that so many people decided to put on their virtual fishing cap and give Flick Fishing a try,” said Ian Lynch Smith, president and co-founder of Freeverse. “We’re very proud that over one million players have discovered that Flick Fishing is a great way to enjoy summer fun on your iPhone without the pesky flies and mosquitoes.”
Flick Fishing is one of Freeverse’s innovative Flick Sports titles, which make use of the accelerometer and touch screen interface featured in the iPhone and iPod touch to provide players with an immersive gaming experience. Freeverse’s extensive catalog of games also include Flick NBA Basketball, Flick Bowling, Top Gun, and its Postman virtual postcard application, which is currently the top selling social media app on the App Store.
Flick Fishing is available on the Apple iTunes Store: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=295314913&mt=8
Freeverse strives to develop and publish seamless software, with a particular concentration on the Mac and iPhone platforms. Our developed and published titles have been honored with more Apple Design Awards than any other company. With 2 of the Top 10 paid iPhone Apps of All-Time, Freeverse is at the forefront of creating compelling, cutting edge games. Headquartered in New York City, Freeverse draws upon the talents of artists, programmers and sound designers from around the globe.