Doodle Jump, that “insanely addictive” app for the iPhone, has jumped its way to 3 million paid downloads. According to a press release from developer Lima Sky, which was formed by brothers Igor and Marko Pusenjak, the app has sold 1.6 million units in 2010 alone. Doodle Jump currently stands as the best selling app of the year.
“Selling over 3 million copies of Doodle Jump is beyond our wildest expectations,” noted Igor Pusenjak, president and founder of Lima Sky. “We have to thank our incredible fan base for their undying support, none of this would be possible without their help.”
In Doodle Jump, players guide a lovable character, Doodle The Doodler, on his journey up a sheet of graph paper. Using subtle tilt controls, players help Doodle The Doodler spring up to towering heights. Along his way up, Doodle The Doodler can pick up jet packs, must avoid black holes and occasionally blast baddies with nose balls as he jumps from platform to platform.
Apple selected the game in its “Best Games of 2009” shortlist and Macworld.com rated it 4.5 mice, calling it “a perfect micro-game, insanely addictive and deliciously replayable.” Wired selected Doodle Jump for “Wired’s 20 Favorite iPhone Apps of 2009” and Slide to Play proclaims that “Doodle Jump epitomizes the microgame ideal.”
Doodle Jump sells for 99 cents. At 3 million copies, that comes out to roughly $2,970,000 in revenue since the game was launched. Of course, the Pusenjak brothers don’t get to keep all of that. Apple takes a 30 percent share of all profits. Nevertheless, that still leaves the brothers with a cool $2,007,900.