Doodle Jump has proven to be one of the more popular and resilient iOS apps to ever hit iTunes. Affordable and addictive, Doodle Jump has for some time taken up what seems like a permanent residence on the iTunes list of most popular apps.
Released in March of 2009, the developers behind the highly succesful iOS game announced yesterday that downloads have now surpassed the 10 million threshold, a figure which also includes Android downloads.
“After such incredible first two years, it is safe to say Doodle Jump has exceeded even our wildest imaginations,” Lima Sky founder Igor Pusenja said in a press release. “We are looking forward to bringing even more amazing content to millions of Doodle Jump fans around the world.”
The popularity of Doodle Jump even extended out to Hollywood as Lima Sky struck a deal with Universal Pictures to incorporate a character from the upcoming animated comedy Hop into a themed version of the game. This sort of brand expansion seems to be an increasingly popular way for developers to leverage a hit title into more diverse revenue streams. Remember that the folks behind Angry Birds have sold millions of plush stuffed animals from the game and have themselves entered into deals with Hollywood. In that vein, Doodle Jump toys are also in development in addition to an upcoming comic book.
Going forward, Lima Sky announced plans to bring Doodle Jump to Microsoft Xbox Kinect, which we can’t lie sounds cool as hell, and naturally, to the iPad where the developers promise to deliver brand new content.
Lima Sky was founded by Croation brothers Igor and Marko Pusenjak who saw the game take off once it garnered a coveted spot on the Featured page on iTunes. As of April 2010, the game had netted 2.5 million downloads so it’s been once helluva successful year for the Pusenjak brothers to say the least.