Subway Surfers becomes first Android game to pass 1bn downloads

first_imgSubway Surfers becomes first Android game to pass 1bn downloadsSybo and Kiloo’s mobile hit achieves new milestone after outperforming all other games last yearJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 16th March 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleKiloo GamesSYBOEndless runner Subway Surfers has been downloaded more than one billion times on Google Play – making it the first Android title to do so.Danish developer Sybo and mobile publisher Kiloo Games report that the milestone follows a hugely successful 2017, in which the game achieved more worldwide downloads than any other mobile title.In fact, Subway Surfers achieved its highest number of downloads within a year, with more than 400 million ‘mostly organic’ installs, according to an official release.The game was first launched in May 2012. Marketing for the title has continued through the Subway Surfers World Tour, an initiative that has seen promotional activity through 79 events around the globe.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Sybo is also keen to expand on the brand, with animated short films in the works for 2018.”We have really achieved greatness by combining our strengths at Sybo and Kiloo,” says CEO Mathias Gredal Noervig. “The continued growth of the game and brand is our focus, and we are excited about future releases, and the animated short films that are launching later this year. The players will have even more great content to consume.”It’s not all been plain sailing for Sybo and Kiloo. Both firms ended up in court last year after alleged misuse of children’s data.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSubway Surfers developer to launch video streaming platformSYBO TV to host live streams, trailers, and other video content related to the mobile endless runnerBy Rebekah Valentine 2 years agoAlleged misuse of children’s data lands Subway Surfers studio in courtNew York and California lawsuits filed against Sybo and KilooBy James Batchelor 3 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more