Tap Fish is a game that recently came out onto the Android Market (April 1st) and was developed by Gameview Studios. The game is a simulation game of sorts where you can own multiple aquariums and raise fish. Taking it a step further, you can breed fish to create other species to occupy your aquariums!
In total you can have up to 80 tanks with a total of 80 levels per tank gained through leveling. That’s a lot of pet fish. You can also buy upgrades (in-app purchases) to help keep your fish health and alive as well or just to decorate the hell out of all those aquariums you have. Having only been out a couple of week, Tap Fish has managed to jump to rank #4 on overall free games for Android on the market with a crazy 500,000 downloads in two weeks.
- 13 starter fish, 27+ exotic marine life including killer whales, sharks and sting rays
- buy, feed, love, sell and revive your fish to gain experience
- breed your fish to your heart content and for extra coins
- level up to 80 tanks and 80 levels
- 19+ backgrounds including Atlantis and Stonehenge
- 75+ decorations and plants: sea reefs, caves, mermaids, sunken ship and castles!
- visit neighbor’s tanks and level up to become “featured” neighbor tanks
If you don’t want to keep your fish when they are fully grown, you can always sell them off. You’ll also need to make sure to clean your tanks as well. If you like casual games where you can spend 5 minutes here and there, Tap Fish is one to check out. You can grab it free off the Android Marker right now and start growing/breeding your fish collection.
Official press release below for your reading pleasure. 500,000 downloads in two weeks is a pretty nice success story. I’m sure we will see their other Tap themed games on Android shortly. Full review coming soon!
Developer Website: Gameview Studios
Market Link: Tap Fish
Gameview’s Tap Fish Comes to Android, Soars to #1 Free Casual Game
Leading iOS aquarium game now available in the Android Market
Mountain View, CA – April 19, 2011 – Gameview Studios Inc. (www.gameviewstudios.com), a leading publisher of mobile social games and a division of DeNA, announced today that Tap Fish, the largest aquarium game on iOS with more than 10 million downloads, is now available in the Android Market as well. Launched on April 1, the application has already received over 500,000 installs, rave user reviews and a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by over 10,000 fans. It is currently soaring up the charts, reaching the #1 position for free casual games and near the top of the charts for all free games.
The success of Tap Fish on Android is reflected in statistics such as:
• On average, users log in more than 3 times a day to check on their aquariums
• The 7-day retention rate is greater than 85%
• Since the launch, users have visited over 1 million of their neighbor’s tanks
“The Android platform holds tremendous opportunity for social mobile games,” said John Hwang, Vice President of Social Games at Gameview Studios. “Consumers have clearly embraced it, and there are several key distribution and monetization opportunities that make it very appealing to us as developers. But the biggest reason we ported Tap Fish over to Android was the sheer volume of requests we got from consumers who had seen the game on their friends’ iPhones or heard about it online and simply had to have it for their Android devices.”
Just like in the original iOS version, Tap Fish for Android gives players virtual aquariums in which to raise various types of fish and other marine life by feeding them, cleaning their tanks, and giving them “love.” Once grown, the fish can be sold or bred with other fish to create new species. The game features hundreds of different types of fish and exotic marine life including killer whales, sharks and sting rays, plus 80 distinct tanks, dozens of backgrounds, and a large variety of decorations.
Porting Tap Fish over to Android was an easy decision for Gameview Studios, considering the platform’s extraordinary growth rate. A study released earlier this month by Gartner said Android is in line to become the world’s most popular operating system by the end of the year and capture nearly half of the entire smartphone OS market in 2012.
With in-app purchases now available on Android, and with application storefronts such as the Android Market and others making Android apps easier to find, Gameview Studios plans on releasing many other titles on the Android platform over the coming months.