Jetpack Joyride SuccessStory
Jetpack Joyride is an extremely popular and insanely addictive side-scrolling endless game. This game is amongst the top 10 downloaded games on android as well as iOS phones. Jetpack Joyride was launched for iOS devices on the 1st of September 2011. It continues to get thousands of downloads even 4 years later. Jetpack Joyride is an action/runner game that is now available for download across a wide range of platforms.
This crowd-pleasing game can be played by people of all ages. This game can be downloaded on an extensive range of platforms that include iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Flash, Android, Blackberry 10, Blackberry 8 and Blackberry Playbook. The distributors of this game include Samsung Apps, Windows, Google Play, iTunes and several others.
Jetpack Joyride was officially launched for iOS devices on the 1st of September 2011. On the 11th of May 2012 this game was even released as a Flash Version for online players. Following the first two releases, Jetpack Joyride was released for use on Android devices on the 28th of September 2012.
This game is an addictive speed game, which gives a thrilling experience to its player. This game has received a score of 9/10 from IGN’s Justin Davis. Jetpack’s aggregate scores according to Metacritic and Game rankings are 90/100 and 93/100 respectively. This game has seen over a few million downloads in the past couple of years and continues to be downloaded regularly. Besides this Jetpack has also won several awards since it launch.
Just like all excellent, popular and addictive games even Jetpack has several rival products giving it a healthy amount of competition. One of the major rival products of Jetpack is Rival Knights. Rival Knights has seen well over 1.4 million downloads across the globe.
Jetpack Joyride was created and developed by Halfbrick Studios, the makers of the popular Fruit Ninja. Halfbrick Studios is an Australian based company that is located out of Brisbane. Halfbrick also has offices in the United States, Spain and Sydney. In the year 2012, Halfbrick purchased the well-reputed Onan Games for a price that still continues to remain undisclosed.
Halfbrick’s Fruit Ninja games have had over 300 million downloads. Besides these 2 immensely popular games, Halfbrick has also developed several other fun games that include Marvel Super Hero Squad, Rocket Power: Beach Bandits, Barnyard, Halfbrick Echoes, Mnster Dash, Age of Zombies Anniversary, Fish out of Water, Radical Rappelling, Yes Chef, Fuzz & Rocket, Nicktoons: battle for volcano island and several others.
The CEO of Halfbrick is currently Shainiel Deo and the Executive producer is Mik Dobele. The Brisbane office currently holds a staff of 85 members and in total there are almost 200 employees globally.
Jetpack has a 4.5/5 star rating. It has won several awards including Pocket Gamer's "Best Action/Arcade Game of the Year 2012, Best App Ever 2011" by 148Apps and iPhone/iPod Touch Game of the Year 2012. Jetpack is a very simple and easy game to play but still manages to be extremely addictive.