Positive userbase development
Stillfront Group AB (“Stillfront”) systematically works with improving the product portfolio to optimize performance and reward/risk. Among many things, Stillfront continuously monitors the number of active users of the online games on a monthly (MAU – Monthly Active User) and daily (DAU – Daily Active User) basis.
During the fourth quarter of 2018, the average number of MAUs was 4,770,000 (compared to 5,053,000 in the corresponding period 2017, including Goodgame Studios). The number of DAUs was 1,140,000 on average during the quarter (compared to 1,053,000 in the corresponding period 2017, including Goodgame Studios). Thus, during the fourth quarter of 2018, the number of MAUs decreased by 6%, and the number of DAUs increased by 8%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2017.
During the third quarter of 2018, the average number of MAUs was 4,098,000 and the average number of DAUs was 954,000. Thus, the fourth quarter 2018 showed an increase of 16% regarding the number of MAUs and an increase of 20% regarding the number of DAUs as compared with the third quarter of 2018.
“We nearly reached last year’s record MAU number when Big Farm: Mobile Harvest was trampoline launched, while we set a new DAU record for the Group – even though we didn’t have any global launches during the quarter. Two new studios have joined the Group, and we go strong into the new year with a large and loyal userbase. The soft launches of SIEGE: World War II and Strike of Nations look promising, and they will soon be launched globally”, comments Jörgen Larsson, CEO, Stillfront Group.
In total, the above numbers pertain to the 29 largest online games as ranked by revenues, i.e. Call of War, Supremacy 1914, Conflict of Nations, ManagerZone, DragonRealms, GemStone IV, SIEGE: Titan Wars, SIEGE: World War II, Tank Storm, Admiral, Nida Harb 3, Strike of Nations, Age of Lords, World at War, War and Peace: Civil War, Vietnam War: Platoons, eRepublik.com, Online Fussball Manager, Goodgame Poker, Legends of Honor, Goodgame Empire, EMPIRE: Four Kingdoms, Big Farm, BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest, EMPIRE: Millennium Wars (Mobile), EMPIRE: Millennium Wars (Browser) Imperia Online and Shakes & Fidget. The numbers for Goodgame Studios (acquired in January 2018) have been included historically to improve comparability. Shakes & Fidget is included from December 1.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Jörgen Larsson, CEO, Stillfront Group
Phone: +46 70 321 18 00
Sofia Wretman, Director IR & Communications, Stillfront Group
Phone: +46 70 811 64 30
Stillfront is a group of independent creators, publishers and distributors of digital games – with a vision to become the leading group of indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront operates through eleven near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs in Germany, Coldwood Interactive in Sweden, Power Challenge in the UK and Sweden, Dorado Online Games in Malta, Simutronics in the United States, Babil Games in UAE and Jordan, eRepublik in Ireland and Romania, OFM Studios in Germany, Goodgame Studios in Germany, Imperia Online, Bulgaria and Playa Games, Germany. Stillfront’s games are distributed globally. The main markets are Germany, the United States, France, UK and MENA. For further information, please visit www.stillfront.com.
Stillfront’s portfolio includes games across multiple platforms. Unravel and Unravel Two are widely acclaimed console games developed by Coldwood in collaboration with Electronic Arts. Supremacy 1914 and Call of War are high-immersion war strategy games developed by Bytro Labs. ManagerZone is a sports management strategy game launched in 2001. DragonRealms and GemStone IV are MUD-style games with a very loyal player base. Siege: Titan Wars(TM) is a popular mobile game developed by Simutronics. Nida Harb III and Admiral are mobile strategy games with very strong player bases, which are published by Babil Games. World at War: WW2 and War and Peace: Civil War are successful mobile strategy games developed and published by eRepublik Labs. Online Fussball Manager is a leading sports management game. EMPIRE and BIG FARM are major brands operated by Goodgame Studios. Imperia Online, is an MMO strategy game published on both browser and mobile platforms by Imperia Online. Shakes & Fidget is a cartoon style MMORPG developed by Playa Games.
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