It should be noted that many smartphone games can achieve a degree of popularity these days, given the sheer ubiquity of smartphones and the fact that people can download so many games to their phones at any given time. The most obscure apps can still reach an audience of tens of thousands. However, it should be noted that even in an environment like this, Clash of Clans became a very popular game with an enormous following online.
It is always worth dissecting trends in an attempt to understand why some things become popular and some things do not. In the case of Clash of Clans, it is worth noting that the game is free to download. The games that are free to download are automatically going to become more popular than the games that have download fees attached, unless the games with the download fees attached are unusually good. Many people don’t want to spend any money on their mobile games. Downloading something for free is also an action that can be performed very casually. People might mindlessly download Clash of Clans in a way that they would never mindlessly download a game that had fees attached.
How Popular is it?
However, there are plenty of free games online, and Clash of Clans still manages to be more popular than many of them. It has attracted no less than five million five-star reviews online by this point, which is nothing to sneeze at for anyone. Many game reviewers aren’t exactly shy about posting their true feelings about a game, and these reviews seem to be as honest as they can be.
Part of Clash of Clans’s popularity can be attributed to the fact that it’s one of those games that can easily be played against a multitude of other players all around the world. Not all mobile games fall into that category. As such, it was that much easier for Clash of Clans to develop a huge following all around the world. It is comparatively easy for players to develop personal gaming communities, and it is equally easy for those gaming communities to branch out for themselves, attracting even more players in the process. Availability is everything when it comes to games like this, and Clash of Clans is certainly going to be convenient for large numbers of people all over the world to play.
However, the game-play mechanics of the game also have a lot going for them. The fact that a good portion of fighting back against one’s foes in this game involves mobilizing one’s village in order to create a fortress is interesting, and it isn’t something that people are going to find in just every game. The game also has a fairly diverse array of creatures to either fight or embody, depending upon the interests of the players in question. The fact that the game has a diverse array of weapons to use for the sake of fighting is going to make the game even more appealing to the people who get a lot of mileage out of that. Clash of Clans is here to stay.