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PGC Digital: Yahtzee With Buddies exceeds $500 million lifetime revenue

PGC Digital: Yahtzee With Buddies exceeds $500 million lifetime revenue

Yahtzee With Buddies has grossed more than $500 million in lifetime revenue.

This figure was confirmed by Mediatonic senior game designer Chris Winn during his talk at PGC Digital #4 on 'Mixing it Up to Maintain Engagement - Using Innovative Gameplay to Delight Players'.

Since launching in November 2017, the classic board game brought to mobile devices has been working towards half a million daily average users. It was also confirmed that the average player will take 100-plus Yahtzee turns a day, which is the equivalent to one hour a day of playtime.

One of the biggest factors for the game's financial growth was put down to its single-player component, Wacker Yahtzee. The title then grew further, adding the likes of Yahtzee Bingo and Yahtzee Stars

"Huge success"

"In retrospect, we know that this was a huge success," said Winn.

"We look back at this and it almost revitalised the project in some ways. Our players loved it, they re-engaged, they resurrected, they encountered more spend vectors because they were playing more, and for that reason, it was a massively profitable release as well."

"But it was very intimidating to work on at the time," he admitted. 

Mediatonic senior game designer Arran Topalian recently spoke at PGC Helsinki Digital on how Fall Guys' success was built off the feeling of schadenfreude.

PGC Digital #4 will run from November 9th to November 13th. To keep up to date with all of our coverage, check out the roundups here. There's still time to sign up - to find out more and book a ticket, head to the website.


Staff Writer

Matthew Forde is the staff writer for PocketGamer.biz and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999 talking about Smash Bros. and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.

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