Miniclip, a global leader in digital games, is celebrating its 21st anniversary and the evolution of the Miniclip.com this summer. The iconic game developer and publisher will continue its focus on bigger and better mobile first experiences for its global audience, while fan favourites 8 Ball Pool and Agar.io will continue to be accessible for web players.
Miniclip.com, which will continue in its current format until summer 2022, has been an important part of Miniclip’s legacy and laid the foundation for the company to grow into the influential position it finds itself in today, with a global audience of 250 million mobile monthly active users.
Launched by President and Co-Founder Rob Small and Tihan Presbie in 2001, the site first hosted a single title, Dancing Bush, programmed by the duo in their apartment. During its time, Miniclip.com has hit many industry defining milestones, such as:
- Dancing Bush became one of the first viral interactive game hits and is one of the most successful and longest running viral game campaigns of all time.
- com was the originator of the mass free rich media content syndication model, with no paid advertising, instead bringing players in purely through word of mouth.
- com became the #1 online games website in 2005, with more users than any other domain in the world.
In the following years the site grew into a thriving international community and a beloved home for a wide variety of content, from games to animation. Following changes to Miniclip.com in the summer, the website will become a destination for potential partners, prospective candidates and other business interests to access news and information about the brand.
Miniclip’s mobile focus began in 2010, with the company quickly finding a large audience for its wide variety of titles. In the following years, Miniclip’s growth has continued rapidly, tripling revenues over the last three years. To strengthen development capacity, this year saw the expansion of operations in Portugal with a brand-new studio.
In March 2022, Miniclip announced that it had surpassed a cumulative total of over 4 billion downloads across a catalogue of games that include Agar.io, Soccer Stars, and 8 Ball Pool. 8 Ball Pool was recently announced to have hit a milestone of 1 billion downloads and holds the Guinness World Records title for the “most downloaded mobile pool game”. Both 8 Ball Pool and Agar.io will still be available to online players following the new direction for the site.
Now an industry leader publishing and developing their games for mobile, Miniclip has completed multiple key acquisitions to extend their portfolio and help talented studios release chart topping titles. Puzzling.com, Green Horse Games, and GameBasics, the most recent newcomers to the ever-expanding Miniclip Group, have seen continued growth across their games while working cooperatively and with support from Miniclip’s considerable industry expertise.
To share the legacy of Miniclip.com and thank the players that made the company a success, Miniclip has planned celebrations over the next few months, with more details to be announced soon.
Robert Small, President and Co-Founder at Miniclip, said: “Miniclip has been such an important part of my life, from the early days of frantic development on Dancing Bush to the global company it is today. It’s impossible to sum up the pride and gratitude I feel seeing how much we have grown since our humble start. Under the fresh leadership of Saad as CEO, Miniclip has an even brighter future ahead of it as we maintain our mobile focus, and our players around the world will have so much to look forward to.”