Enjoy the January Edition of the Kolibri Games Newsletter. This is where we review the events of the past weeks and keep you updated on recent company and product milestones.
In December 2019 we tried out something new in Idle Factory Tycoon: a VIP subscription offer that provides players with extra perks in exchange for a monthly fee. Only a month later, we can say that the experiment has been incredibly successful – over the winter break, 20 percent of purchase revenue was brought in by the subscription offer, and it generated more than two times the revenue of the previously most popular in-app purchase.
We Appeared In
We were excited about the full release of a podcast series that our co-founder and Co-CEO Daniel recorded last year together with Christopher Bieber from the “So Denken Gewinner” podcast. In addition, the team over at GameAnalytics included the Idle Miner Tycoon season pass in their analysis of the latest trend in mobile gaming.
On Idle Miner Tycoon, we implemented various UX/UI improvements and added a whole new area to the mainland, the calm and peaceful Prairie.
On Idle Factory Tycoon, we reworked the Idle Cash panel, made some improvements to our shop offers and started implementing the very popular VIP subscription offer into our data pipeline.
This month, we were extremely happy to be invited to WomenTech Berlin 2020 – a network that promotes diversity in tech and connects leading startups that value diversity, inclusion and strive to create a culture of belonging.
In addition, we’re going to be part of the Global Game Jam again with a jam site at the Kolibri HQ – expect pictures with next month’s edition.
What Else Happened?
Our Learning & Development Specialist Kim sat down for a video to talk about how we learn at Kolibri Games and to walk through the many ways in which we facilitate professional and personal development. Check out the video here.
About Kolibri Games
Founded in a student flat in 2016 as Fluffy Fairy Games by a group of IT and Business students, Kolibri Games is a young games company based in Berlin, Germany. The team developed their first title Idle Miner Tycoon in just eight weeks, following their signature lean approach. In February 2020, Kolibri Games joined the Ubisoft family, an exciting evolution in the company’s growth as they continue to pursue their goal to become the most player-centric games company in the world.
Idle Miner TycoonandIdle Factory Tycoonhave cumulatively reached over 160 Million downloads, enabling the company to grow to more than 100 dedicated engineers, artists and game designers.
Kolibri Games’ exceptional growth story has been recognized several times: LinkedIn added the company to the 2018 and 2019 list of Top 25 startups in Germany; Red Herring placed Kolibri Games among the 2018 Top 100 Global and Deloitte awarded the company with a first place in the 2020 Deloitte Technology Fast 50.