Guns of Boom was only released worldwide on May 18, but it has already amassed 5 million downloads and made an estimated $1 million in revenue. The free-to-play, first-person shooter had achieved a significant following during its soft launch, with two million downloads since 2016, but things have taken a staggering turn upwards after it rolled out officially in the iOS App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store.
Developed by Lithuania-based studio Game Insight, the team-based shooter features cartoon-like graphics sees players take part in deathmatches similar to games such as Team Fortress 2 or Overwatch. Unlike those titles, however, Guns of Boom employs assisted aim and auto-fire features to compensate for the lack of accuracy provided by touch screens compared to traditional mouse or controller-based movement.
“The critical and commercial successes of Guns of Boom in such a short space of time demonstrates how much demand there is for classic game genres done right on mobile,” said Anatoly Ropotov, CEO of Game Insight, in a statement. “With this game, we re-conceived every aspect of the first-person shooter genre, from controls to competition – and players have rewarded these efforts.”
Game Insight also has a number of other popular free-to-play games under its belt including Transport
Empire: Steam Tycoon and many more simulation titles. This looks on course to be its biggest hit yet, though.
Here is the gameplay. Download, and play against your clan.