・Monument Valley in Numbers | Monument Valley by ustwo™ games
・Monument Valley, by the numbers | Six Colors
The geometry-bending puzzle game Monument Valley was one of the hit games of the last year, and it was hard not to find it delightful—unsurprisingly, it made our top iOS games of the year list. But we already know that critical and even popular success doesn’t always translate into financial success.
It’s yet another fascinating data point of the economics behind apps, though even this may not paint a full picture—ustwogames is, itself, a smaller part of ustwo, a larger studio, and it’s unclear exactly how this is reflected in aspects like development costs. And, even more to the point, hardly every app—or even one in a thousand or ten thousand—has this kind of success.