WeMade’s massively multiplayer 먹튀검증online role-playing game (MMORPG) Night Crow continues to be a top-grossing game on the App Store and Play Store a month after its release. The game’s success is attributed to its graphic-centric features and balanced pricing, which were emphasized at launch.
According to app statistics analytics platform MobileIndex, Knight Crow has been the top grossing game on the Google Play Store for the past 10 days. On the Apple App Store, the game has remained at the top of the charts since its release on March 28.
“Nightcrawl’s daily sales have been performing well, averaging over KRW 2 billion,” said Jang Hyun-guk, CEO of Wemade, during the company’s Q1 earnings call on Tuesday. “Nightcrawl has been performing solidly for two weeks since its release, and usage (traffic) has been increasing overall.”
Nightcrawl servers were mostly full at 1 p.m. on Nov. 26, with queues to get in./Photo: Nightcrawl Capture
In fact, as of 1 p.m. on April 26, all but four servers were “congested,” and traffic was high enough to create queues. WeMade has been expanding its servers to keep up with the steady increase in users. The number of Nightcrawl servers has grown from 24 at launch on March 27 to 45 today.
At the launch of Nightcrawl, WeMade emphasized the game’s use of Unreal Engine 5, the latest 3D graphics creation tool, as well as its ground and airborne mounts. The strategy is to grab users’ attention with colorful visuals.
The game industry attributes Night Crow’s popularity to its graphics and balanced revenue model (BM). “It’s important to realize that League of Legends, which has been popular for years, and StarCraft in the past, are not games that are won by graphics alone,” said an industry insider. “It’s important for companies to make sure that the game system works well, including a proper BM.”
WeMade has built an in-game economy to make Nightcrawl accessible to both high-paying and low- to no-paying players. Low-, mid-, and free-to-play users can earn diamonds, the in-game currency, by completing missions (quests). High-paying users can purchase item crafting materials on the exchange to save effort and time.
WeMade plans to launch a system that connects Night Crow to the blockchain in the second half of this year.