A Fall Guys clone called Stumble Guys has topped the free iPhone game charts in both the US and the UK.
Developed by Finland’s Kitka Games, Stumble Guys actually soft launched a few months after Fall Guys released for PS4 and PC in August 2020, before launching globally in January 2021.
While it achieved moderate success last year, the game has really taken off in recent months, according to data from market intelligence tool AppMagic (via MobileGamer.biz).
Stumble Guys, which has now been downloaded over 163 million times and generated $ 21.5 million since launch, is also currently in the top 10 of both the US and UK Google Play download charts.
Much like Fall Guys, the multiplayer knockout game sees players competing to complete a series of colorful obstacle courses until there’s just one person left standing, and it also includes a range of customization options.
A PC version of Stumble Guys was also released in October 2021 and its developer claims the title now attracts 18 million daily players.
Stumble Guys was reportedly downloaded 32.8 million times in June, when it generated $ 6.6 million in user spending. Downloads peaked on June 25, when 1.5 million players downloaded the game in a single day.
The peak in Stumble Guys daily downloads came just four days after Fall Guys went free-to-play last month. On June 21, Fall Guys was also released for the first time on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X / S, PS5 and the Epic Games Store.
The PC version was removed from sale on Steam too, although existing owners will continue to receive full support.
Chinese games and entertainment company Bilibili secured the rights to publish a mobile version of Fall Guys in China in 2020.
Mediatonic has not announced plans for a mobile version of the game in the west, but were it to release one, the chances of it appearing on the App Store in the near future would appear to be slim.
Epic Games, which acquired Mediatonic last year, is engaged in a long-running legal dispute with Apple, which it has accused of monopolistic practices related to its running of the iPhone marketplace.
Last year Apple said it was blacklisting Fortnite and would not reinstate Epic’s App Store developer account until the legal battle was complete, which might not be for several years.