Most readers will associate Epic Games almost exclusively with Gears of War these days, but Cliffy B's muscular man fantasy is not the company's prime breadwinner. Those who know about pulling power of mobile gaming (or just read our headlines) will have already guessed that Infinity Blade is the one raking in all the dough.
"The most profitable game we've ever made, in terms of man years invested versus revenue, is actually Infinity Blade," stated CEO Tim Sweeney. "It's more profitable than Gears of War."
With its affordable price, built-in potential audience reach, and opportunities to sell in-game gold to the gullible, Infinity Blade's success is hardly a surprise. Compared to the "AAA" games out there with their bloated budgets, it's small wonder that so many publishers are looking at the mobile platform.
Of course, Infinity Blade also has that one magic element that many "me too" mobile games are lacking -- it's a good game. That bit always helps.
|10:00 PM on 02.14.2013|
Enough said: Infinity Blade is free right now
Those who missed out on picking up Infinity Blade over these past few years are in for a treat, as Epic Games and Chair Entertainment have dropped the price from $5.99 down to a very welcome "free." No strings attached. Havin...more
|3:30 PM on 10.13.2011|
Infinity Blade heading to arcades
The success of Infinity Blade knows no bounds, with news that it will be joining Fruit Ninja and Flight Control as the next iOS game to hit a big screen. A 46-inch arcade screen, to be exact. Infinity Blade FX will come...more
|8:40 AM on 10.05.2011|
Infinity Blade updated with new gears, enemy, sequel hook
Infinity Blade II has been announced for December 1, but that doesn't mean ChAIR has forgotten about the original. A brand new update hit the game today, bringing with it the usual litany of new weapons, rings, helmets and sh...more
|1:15 PM on 08.04.2011|
Infinity Blade drops price to $2.99
The Epic/ChAIR slash 'em up Infinity Blade has had a generous turn today, dropping its price to $2.99 for no discernible reason. There's usually a temporary cut following a major update, but today it's cheap for the...more
|11:00 AM on 07.01.2011|
Infinity Blade God King shirts hit Hot Topic
If you asked me to name a clothing line based on a game, it would be several days before my brain even thought of Infinity Blade. Nevertheless, the game is big enough to catch the eye of Hot Topic, and now there's a T-shirt a...more
|6:00 PM on 12.09.2010|
Review: Infinity Blade
Earlier this year, when Epic Games revealed Epic Citadel -- a tech demo for its Unreal Engine running on Apple’s mobile iOS -- heads turned. It was a technically impressive piece of software, demonstrating some truly in...more
|2:00 PM on 05.20.2013|
Review: Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
The Plants vs. Zombies IP is a particularly interesting case. After creating one of the biggest casual hits of all time in 2009, Popcap kind of just sat on the property, keeping quiet about future plans despite its popularity...more
|2:01 AM on 05.20.2013|
Review: Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U)
Resident Evil Revelations was a great action horror title. So good, it absolutely humiliated Resident Evil 6 by being superior in every single way -- a fact made especially delicious considering it was a 3DS game in contrast ...more
|11:00 AM on 05.18.2013|
Review: The Starship Damrey
"This game contains no tutorials or explanations. Part of the experience is to discover things for yourself." Thus reads the disclaimer when you fire up a new game of The Starship Damrey, Level-5's atmospheric sci-fi adventur...more