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.



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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


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

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