Innovative Mobile Title Scheduled for Launch in Q4 2019
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 21, 2019 / Tapinator, Inc. ("Tapinator") (OTCQB: TAPM), a developer and publisher of category leading apps for mobile platforms, today announced that it is developing a new social casino game. The innovative mobile title is scheduled for launch in Q4 2019.
This upcoming game features a slot mechanic, with innovative metagame systems that have proven their success in the world of real money gaming. The title is made possible through Tapinator's recent licensing deal with a major European real-money slots developer. The real-money version of the product is currently a top performing slot game across over 200 online casinos in a number of European countries. We will be announcing the details of this partnership closer to the game's launch.
In 2018, the revenue for the social casino market reached $5.2 billion, according to Eilers & Krejcik. The social casino market grew 10.9% year-on-year in the final quarter of 2018. As a category, it is estimated that slots comprised over 70% of this revenue. Despite the significant revenue generated by slot games on mobile, there has been little innovation in the space. Key developers have focused on improving production values, running live ops, and adding content. This has started to change with the success of Coin Master by the developer Moon Active. Coin Master features a slot mechanic but its success is based on its metagame systems and social functionality. As a Top 15 Grossing game on iOS, with an estimated $75+ million in annual revenue, Coin Master has proven the top grossing potential for innovative mobile slot games.
"We are big believers in the social casino space on mobile and our social casino product, Video Poker Classic, is Top 150 in Downloads and Top 100 in Grossing within the Casino category on iOS. We look forward to using the expertise we've gained in the space to launch, what we believe, will be a successful slots product.
The slots space on mobile has been a very lucrative area but has been sparse on innovation. We are starting to see this change, with the introduction of innovative systems that promote player engagement progression, and monetization. We believe that, in 2019, we will see the launch of new innovative slot games that join Coin Master as top grossing products. Our expectation is that our licensing deal, combined with our social casino and mobile expertise, will allow Tapinator to successfully bring an innovative and proven slot game to mobile devices," said Tapinator CEO, Ilya Nikolayev.
Tapinator Inc. (OTCQB: TAPM) develops and publishes category leading apps for mobile platforms. Tapinator's library includes over 300 titles that, collectively, have achieved over 450 million mobile downloads, including notable properties such as Video Poker Classic, Solitaire Dash and Crypto Trillionaire. Tapinator generates revenues through the sale of branded advertising and via consumer transactions, including in-app purchases and subscriptions. Founded in 2013, Tapinator is headquartered in New York, with product development and marketing teams located in North America, Europe and Asia. Consumers can find high-quality mobile entertainment wherever they see the 'T' character logo, or at http://tapinator.com.
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