Gorilla Tag is undoubtedly a success. Its primate-centric locomotion model and infectious recreation of tag has vaulted it into the highest spot because the most-rated recreation on the Quest Retailer, surpassing even the Meta-owned rhythm recreation Beat Saber. Now, the indie group behind Quest’s hottest recreation revealed they’ve generated over $26 million with Gorilla Tag.
Talking to VentureBeat, developer One other Axiom has reported that its gorilla-themed recreation has not solely introduced it dwelling large with $26 million from in-app purchases, however it’s additionally attracted a bigger glut of gamers than beforehand reported.
Having initially launched on App Lab in March 2021 and later launched on the official Quest Retailer this previous December, devs behind the free-to-play recreation say it’s managed to achieve a peak month-to-month lively person rely of two.3 million now. On Christmas, which is when Meta sometimes sees an enormous inflow of customers, over 760,000 customers performed Gorilla Tag.
It’s free-to-play on Quest—its largest platform—though a paid Steam Early Entry model is obtainable as properly for PC VR headsets, costing $20, which comes together with an equal worth of its in-game foreign money, shiny rocks.
Therein lies Gorilla Tag’s monetization technique, as in-app purchases embrace a variety of beauty gadgets resembling hats, glasses, and seasonal gadgets like Santa beards and sweet canes.
Developer Kerestell Smith advised Highway to VR final month that its most important driver to get gamers within the door (and spending money) was through some well-timed virality on TikTok, with the hashtag #gorillatag seeing 4.4 billion views thus far.
Right now, the sport sits at over 52,000 evaluations, rating above Beat Saber’s 46,000 evaluations, making it the most-rated recreation on the platform. On the time of this writing, Gorilla Tag is the fourth best-rated free recreation on Quest, sitting behind GYM CLASS – BASKETBALL VR, Innerworld, and First Steps for Quest 2.
Take a look at the complete rankings from this month, which we break down into greatest and most rated video games for each paid and free titles on Quest.