SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2014) - GameSalad, Inc., the leading provider of mobile game development tools with a community of over 750,000 developers, announced today that its developers held the top free and paid spots in the U.S. App Store rankings during the month of February.
The puzzle game "Red Bouncing Ball Spikes" reached #1 on the paid game charts in the U.S, while "Flappy Bird"-inspired "Flying Cyrus" dominated the U.S. rankings as both the #1 free game and #1 free app. "Flying Cyrus" achieved the #1 overall app in eight countries and was a Top 10 game in 64 countries according to mobile analytics company App Annie.
This news comes as GameSalad surpassed the milestone of 750,000 developers using its Creator software -- a drag-and-drop tool that enables anyone to quickly develop games for mobile and web without requiring coding. GameSalad's 750,000+ developers now represent over 189 countries.
"This proves that an independent developer, without ever having to learn a single line of code, can use our platform and rise to the very top of the App Store," said Steve Felter, CEO of GameSalad. "Most #1 games require at least 6-12 months of development and significant resources. These games were built in a matter of weeks by small teams, proving that GameSalad can enable rapid development and the opportunity to quickly capitalize on pop culture trends through gaming."
Since 2009, GameSalad developers have created over 200,000 games and seen over 80 games land on the U.S. App Store's Top 100 Games. In an average month, GameSalad games account for over 15% of all new games published to the App Store.
Recent partnerships with Amazon, Intel and Microsoft enable GameSalad developers to publish their games to new platforms including the Kindle Fire, Intel and Samsung-backed Tizen, and Windows 8, allowing these developers to access millions of new devices and potential players.
GameSalad is the leading provider of mobile game development tools. GameSalad's Creator platform allows game developers to rapidly design, publish and distribute sophisticated games for iOS, Android, and HTML5, while eliminating the need to code. Since 2009, GameSalad has powered more than 200,000 original titles created by its community of more than 750,000 developers worldwide. GameSalad is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Austin, TX.