Africa tops the charts in terms of continents with the highest download growth.
Of the six countries with the fastest download growth in the world, four are in Africa: Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Krusty Cook-Off was an instant hit when it was announced in 2019, with the best pre-registration performance of any Nickelodeon game: over 17 million pre-registered players.
At launch, it was among the ten most downloaded games for iOS in 97 countries. It has done so in 79 countries on Google Play.
Data science company Parrot Analytics has found that the demand for SpongeBob SquarePants in Africa is huge, with the TV show being more in demand than 97% of all other shows in South Africa, so the game has great potential there. .
The companies involved
Founded in 2018, Carry1st employs 32 people in 14 countries and recently raised over $ 6 million from a range of gaming and fintech investors, including Riot Games.
CEO and Co-Founder Cordel Robbin-Coker said, “We are delighted to partner with a world-class company at Tilting Point, to present SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off to a large audience in Africa.
“Expanding our games in Africa and making them accessible to up to 1.2 billion people in 54 African countries is a big step and really significant for us,” said Tilting Point Co-CEO and President Samir Agili .
“Carry1st has created a unique publishing platform to unite the entire continent in a way like never before; we look forward to working with them on SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off and exploring other opportunities for future growth in Africa for our roster of games.
Since its launch, the game has surpassed 44 million downloads. In addition to being available on mobile, PC users can play the game through the Microsoft Store.