Tap Zoo and other titles have been downloaded 18 million times for iOS, with VC funding set to boost company's expansion
US mobile social games developer Pocket Gems has announced that it posted its first multi-million dollar month from its five iOS games.
The freemium titles - Tap Zoo, Tap Farm, Tap Store, Tap Jungle and Tap Zoo Christmas - have been downloaded nearly 18 million times, and make their money from sales of virtual items via in-app purchase.
The company added 2.5 million new installs in December. During that month, Pocket Gems also secured a $5 million investment round led by Sequoia Capital.
It's now planning to spend part of that cash on hiring more than 40 extra staff this year to grow its business.
"By expanding our engineering and art teams, we will be able to accelerate our time to market while continuing to develop titles that are more engaging for customers and raise the bar on production values," says CEO Daniel Terry.Game