Gameloft is the leading independent publisher of digital and social games company, is pleased to announce that GRU. Despicable Me: Minion Rush, developed in collaboration with Illumination Entertainment and Universal Partnerships & Licensing, has exceeded 500 million downloads.
The number of downloads of the game has grown exponentially since its release in June 2013, from 50 million in less than a month after its release to 300 million in its first anniversary and eventually surpassing 500 million in early 2015. As a result, GRU. Despicable Me was the game world’s most downloaded Google Play in 2014.
Considered a true global phenomenon, the game also has received many awards, including the prestigious Children’s Choice Award and Nickelodeon BAFTA award. It has also been included in the best of 2014 Google Play.
Gameloft teams, Illumination and Universal have worked together for all the characters and features remain faithful to the wonderful world of franchising Gru, Despicable Me. Since the game was released, players have performed more than 273,000 million shares of villain, and traveled over 37 million miles in the game, or what is the same, go from Earth to the Moon 100 times!
According to Gonzague De Vallois, senior vice president of publications Gameloft:
GRU. Despicable Me: Minion Rush has been a resounding success since its inception in 2013 and continues to provide endless entertainment to our players around the world. Through continued collaboration with Entertainment and Universal, and the power of our teams Gameloft development and marketing, we have been able to break the incredible barrier 500 million downloads, a feat that very few entertainment companies have been able to achieve in history.