My Tribe released on Facebook

My Tribe

Big Fish Games just released a new game that I helped make! It’s called My Tribe and it’s a Facebook game! Check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/MyTribe. You get to grow your tribe and look after them in a tropical setting as well as construct buildings, make farms, craft clothing, discover science, plus tons of other cool stuff!

My Tribe was originally a downloadable casual game for PC/Mac and we turned it into a Facebook game in the Big Fish Games Vancouver studio. I helped with the design and programming and did the sound design.

The game is doing *really* well since we released it last week and it’s going to become a huge hit. Watch this space! ;-)

Please help me out and become a fan. Thanks!

6 Responses to “My Tribe released on Facebook”

  1. Colin Says:

    I don’t think a 4.5K MAU game that was launched for a week qualifies as doing “really” well. In fact it sounds pretty sub-par numbers.

    Doing “really” well would be over 100k MAU or even 200k MAU for the first week (see Social City).

  2. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Thanks for your opinion Colin. The game was launched silently until a press release a couple of days ago. There has been no advertising, cross-promotion, use of mailing lists, or anything like that yet, unlike Social City.

  3. Colin Says:

    Not that I want to keep arguing, but there are plenty of games that did at least 10-15k MAU on the first week and launched silently without any promotion. Those games eventually got moderate numbers, but not really huge hits.

    And about Social City, I actually misquoted – it got 60k MAU within *2* days of launch. That was a silent launch too. Their big promo push came 4 to 5 days after launch which resulted in over 1.5 million MAU.

    I’m sure you’re excited and proud of the launch, but I’m just bringing a more balanced perspective.

  4. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Thanks for the stats Colin, we are indeed proud or our achievement. As you probably know MAU is not the only measure of success, the ratio of DAU/MAU is extremely important as are ARPU and ARPPU.

  5. William Lee Sims Says:

    Incredibly fun! The timer until the next event is killer.

  6. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Thanks William. Yes the timer was a clever innovation by Ryan, the game’s designer.