The Fall Guys clone called Stumble Guys topped the free-to-play iPhone game charts in both the US and UK.
Developed by Finland’s Kitka Games, Stumble Guys really surprised many people when it took the top spot of iPhone games in a short time, according to data from market intelligence tool AppMagic.
Stumble Guys has now been downloaded more than 163 million times and grossed $21.5 million since launch, currently also in the top 10 of both US and UK Google Play.
Like Fall Guys, the game is a multiplayer knockout – players compete to complete a series of colorful obstacles until only one remains. The PC version of Stumble Guys was also released in October 2021, and the developer claims the title now attracts 18 million daily players.
Stumble Guys is said to generate $6.6 million in user spending. Downloads peaked on June 25, when 1.5 million players downloaded the game in just one day.
Stumble Guys’ daily downloads hit their peak just four days after Fall Guys went free last month. On June 21, Fall Guys was also released for the first time on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and the Epic Games Store.
According to Appmagic, Stumble Guys has made $21.5 million since launch and has been downloaded more than 163 million times to date. Appmagic’s revenue data doesn’t include a 30% cut by Apple and Google, so total player spend would be higher. These metrics also don’t take into account revenue from in-game ad views.
Stumble Guys is at the top of the iPhone games chart, 7th in the US Google Play download chart and 8th in the UK.
Epic Games, which acquired Mediatonic last year, is embroiled in a protracted legal dispute with Apple that it has accused of monopolistic practices related to operating the iPhone market. Last year, Apple said it was blacklisting Fortnite and would not reinstate Epic’s App Store developer accounts until the legal battle is complete, which may not last for several years.