Clash of Clans is huge. It’s a monster of a game; the kind of success that other mobile developers could only dream of. It’s been the #2 top grossing app for as long as anyone can remember, and before that? It was #1. Strange then, that the game is still an iOS exclusive.
But the tides might finally be turning for Android gamers. “You can’t be global without being in Asia, and you can’t be big in Asia without being on Android,” Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen told the Financial Times last month. “I guess that’s a long way of saying that we are very actively thinking about it.”
It’s a thought that’s long overdue. While Supercell has been hesitant to enter the Google Play storefront, their competitors haven’t. Games like Castle Clash, Clash of Lords and Jungle Heat are among the top 25 grossing on Android, and all borrow pretty liberally from Clash of Clans playbook. If you’re Supercell, that has to sting a little.
Whether due to the frustrating success of copycats or the promise of global domination, it looks like the company has finally set its sights on Android – likely both for Clash of Clans and its popular farming sim, Hay Day. There hasn’t been a formal announcement of any kind yet, but with talk like this brewing publicly, it seems to be less a matter of “if” and more a matter of “when.”