Clash of clans!! A mobile strategy game from the Supercell platform will certainly keep you yearning for more. Created by the Finnish developer, the game was introduced on August, 2012 and October, 2013 on iOS (Apple) and Google Play (Android) platforms respectively. The game is fantasy-themed and allows players to become village chiefs. Specifically, the village chiefs are saddled with the tasks of building towns in the “villages” with “resources” obtained.
With proper game play, the online multiplayer game lets players form clans, train troops and attack other clans. After an attack, the victor carts away resources; and in these regard four currencies namely Gold, Elixir, dark Elixir and Gems are the resources used in building defenses, train troops and spells; and premium currency needed to thrive respectively. Adding a mix of mystery, it features a false-single player “gig” where a player can attack goblin (fortified) villages and earn elixir, gold and dark elixir.
To uphold superiority and build clans, group of players join forces, supporting each other via donations or admonishment. However, joining a clan is possible once the special clan castle is rebuilt and clan leaders begin attack against others in “clan wars”. Attacking during “clan wars” begets stars or points. Players are awarded stars based on the level of destruction pelted on opposition and the attack must be well coordinated as players are limited to two attacks per war; and the team with the most points carries the day. If two clans earn the same point, then the clan with most destruction on opponent is declared winner. To further stimulate play, players can receive more bonus (loot of war) if the attack on the opponent is intensive.
Beyond architecture and play, Clash of clans is heavily revered due to the success it has recorded. In fact, the game is celebrated for its simplicity — a strength it has over similar strategy games. The game ranks high on many critic’s board. Popular critics including Peter Willington and Rob Rich adjudged Clash of Clans as a superb game and a freemium with a difference that deserves better credit. The huge gains recorded also extends to increased number of user-downloads as the application became an App Store top 5 download between 2012 and 2013.
With an estimated average of over 500 million downloads, the game is ranked the seventh and fourth most installed application in the Google Play and App Store respectively. The revenues generated is no way meagre as the game was the first and third highest revenue generating application on the Google Play and App Store respectively. In addition, the game was the highest revenue spinner with an estimated earnings of $1.5 million per day in 2015. In 2018, this gains were consolidated as the application was downloaded 606 million times, earning about $6 billion. Well!! Before you get your game-swag on, will you like to test your knowledge of Clash of clans? Then click away…