Executive Summary

Revenue Driver

After the launch of Tavern of Legends, Empires & Puzzles‘ revenue was +92% and downloads were -15% 3Do3D compared to the same days from the previous week.

During this 10-stage mission event, heroes can only be used once. Players can spend an event currency to purchase rare summons.

Product Trends

Mission events represent a potential opportunity for RPGs, making up just 5% of event releases in the past three months. Three apps—Dragon Ball Legends, MARVEL Strike Force, and BLEACH Brave Souls—accounted for 45% of all mission events in the past year.

Although the average number of apps releasing mission events per month has increased from 3 to 4.2 in the past six months, mission releases are growing more slowly in RPGs than in casino and puzzle apps.

Soft-Launch & Breakout Apps

In Puzzle Breakers by Playrix, match-3 levels include enemies that move, vary attacks, and use obstacles as shields. Players can upgrade heroes and customize their equipment.

Phoenix Rangers: Puzzle RPG by Rovio combines match-3 gameplay with a Pokémon-esque monster collection and leveling system, plus a hub world that lets players construct and upgrade buildings.

Dragon Raja by Archosaur Games uses Unreal Engine 4 to create a 3D open world with real landmarks from around the globe. Players can customize their characters, decorate their homes, and make choices that affect quests and NPC dialogue.


Table of Contents

Revenue Driver

  • Hero-Restricted Mission Event
    • Tavern of Legends in Empires & Puzzles

Product Trends

  • RPG Event Releases
  • Number of Apps with Mission Events
  • Mission Events by App
  • Mission Events by Genre

New Content

  • Content Releases

Market Watch

  • Soft-Launch & Breakout Apps
  • Notable Releases

Appendix

  • Empires & Puzzles Release Schedule
  • Premium Partnerships
  • RPG Mechanics Taxonomy

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