iCandy Interactive Limited’s (ASX:ICI) new game Claw Stars has exceeded 500,000 pre-orders on Apple App Store and Google Play.
Chairman, Kin W Lau, said the unique characteristic of the Claw Stars is its heavy focus on player-to-player interactivity.
He said it is the first game by iCandy that is multi-player driven and the game’s high retention rate during the early access trial has already exceeded that of Masketeers, a recent hit-game by iCandy.
Comparing the Claw Stars pre-orders sign-up rate, the company see it as better performance than Masketeers. As of most of iCandy’s games, Claw Stars is a free-to-play game, where gamers can download the game for free, and the Company generates incomes from in-app purchases and advertising.
As such, it is difficult for the company to forecast a financial effect of Claw Stars at this stage, but nevertheless the Company sees Claw Stars as a major milestone for the Company as a whole,” Mr Lau said.
Claw Star is currently being scheduled for a global launch on 30 June 2021.
“Claw Stars is the first multiplayer game developed in-house by iCandy. We are happy to see that the game is very well received at this pre-order phase,” Mr Lau said.
iCandy Interactive Limited’s core business in the development and publishing of mobile games and digital entertainment for a global audience. iCandy Interactive runs a portfolio of mobile games that have been played by over 350 million mobile gamers worldwide and has won multiple awards in various coveted international events.