An app game called “Make It Rain” is apparently making $50,000 per day for its developers–similar to the numbers “Flappy Bird” allegedly was pulling in before it was taken down.
“It’s a fiendishly clever game, that’s too simple and too easy and too hard and too fun. But what does it all mean…” reads the game’s description. “Well, just start swiping and watch the money pile up. Hundreds, then thousands, then millions, then billions, then kili-billies, mega-billies, and beyond. But to get that much you’ll have to make some wise investments!”
“We had the idea for something based on money counting for years,” Joshua Segall, cofounder of Space Inch, told GamesBeat. “And we started seeing other games out there that are really what we consider stripped down versions of Clash of Clans. Looking at that and Cookie Clicker, we could see that making investments is just a great basic gameplay mechanic. There are all kinds of games that do that in interesting ways. Cookie Clicker does it in a really stripped down way, and we though we could do that with our money idea.”
Segall added that he didn’t estimate “it would be wildly popular — or even as popular as Cookie Clicker — but it is. And we really didn’t even do anything.”
He said his studio spent approximately $10,000 to produce the game and spent another $1,000 towards getting people to play it.
However, the number skyrocketed in recent days, approaching the level of popularity etched out by “Flappy Bird” and “2048.”
This week, Dong Nguyen, the maker of “Flappy Bird,” announced he’ll be coming out with another game.
“I am making a new game,” Nguyen said, according to Joystiq. “So people can forget about Flappy Bird for a while.”
He didn’t elaborate.