Currently four of the top 15 games in the App Store are Buildbox made: JuJu on the Beat #3, Water Bottle Flip Challenge 2 #10, Slip Away #11 and Color Switch #12. And all of these indie games were created with our game maker, which means that 26% of the Top 15 Games were made with Buildbox.
It’s always awesome to see our customers’ games perform so well in the charts.
At the time of this writing, Juju on the Beat by Anonymous Inc. is ranked #3 in the App Store. Based on the popular viral dance challenge, this arcade game has been climbing the charts. It was previously ranked #1 in the US and United Kingdom and ranked #2 in Canada, Sweden, and Australia. The game has managed to reach a top 100 position in over 80 different countries as well.
So what is Juju on the Beat?
Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem) is a song and popular dance craze, created by two teenagers, Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall. When the two boys posted a video of themselves performing the song and signature dance it instantly went viral. The video received 17 million views and garnished the attention of celebrities and athletes like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the Philadelphia 76ers, Lebron James, and Gwen Stefani.
The success of the video led to the teens snagging a record deal and appearances on the Ellen Show and Live with Kelly. As seen below:
The arcade game Juju on the Beat created by Anonymous Inc has the instrumental version of the popular song playing in the background. Having the same name and song as the trending dance craze has helped the game to skyrocket up the charts.
The Bottle Flip Challenge game by the team at TastyPill Games is also topping the charts. Ranked at #10, this arcade game also centers on a trending pop culture theme. The water bottle flip challenge.
If you’re not familiar with the ‘Water Bottle Flip Challenge’ it was started by a teenager named Mike Senatore who decided to flip a water bottle for his performance in the High School talent show.
Below is the original footage of Mike executing his ‘epic’ water bottle flip:
After the video was posted, it immediately went viral. Millions of people started filming themselves trying to execute Mike’s perfect bottle flip.
The Bottle Flip Challenge & The Games That Followed
Almost similar to what happened with the Flappy Bird phenomenon, the App Store has been flooded with Water Bottle Flip Challenge themed games. However, we’re proud to see … that TastyPill Games’ version which was built using Buildbox has been ranked #7 in the All Games category.
In the Water Bottle Flip Challenge game, players have to try to flip the bottle to the next platform before it begins to rotate. Due to that small change, of adding the rotating platforms, the game is surprisingly challenging.
While it may be hard to emulate Mike Senatore’s epic performance in real life or even in a game. Many indie games based on trending themes like the water bottle flip challenge have been rising on the charts.
Both Juju on the Beat and the Water Bottle Flip Challenge 2 are perfect examples of how you can use Buildbox to quickly turn any trend into a game.
Buildbox gives you the ability to easily create and publish to multiple platforms. The advanced features, placeholders and rapid development possible with our game maker enables anyone to immediately take action on a great idea or popular trend. Quickly turning your awesome idea into a game before anyone else gets the chance, will always give you a major advantage in the App Store.
Juju on the Beat is also a great example of this. It was the first game to be made based on the popular dance craze and it’s holding strong at #3.
Slip Away & Color Switch
Nanovation and Fabmika Games’ Slip Away which was released during the summer, is also still climbing the charts. It’s recent update has pushed the stunning underwater adventure to #11 in the charts.
Color Switch which was made in under a week using our software has reached over 100 million downloads worldwide. Most noteworthy, Color Switch, the #1 addictive game of the year received a recent update also. For the game’s update, the team at Fortafy joined forces with Dead Cool Apps to create a new game mode called ‘Circle.’ It looks amazing. Definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.
You can check out some of the other Buildbox games that are doing well on the charts in our All-Stars section.