Born Out Of India, Sourcebits Studios Launches 2 New Top Selling Apps
Apocalypse Max and Night Stand HD 2 Crack Top 200 in first 24 Hours
Sourcebits launched two new apps - Apocalypse Max and Night Stand HD 2, and within 24 hours of launch, both apps skyrocketed to the Top 200 lists on the Apple iTunes store. In an over-crowded App market (with over 700,000 apps in the store), it is a fantastic achievement for any app to make it into these top lists, and Sourcebits seems to have got it right. The two new apps were built by its Spoonjuice and Wandake product studios.
Founded by Rohit Singhal, Sourcebits is a global startup specializing in mobile, web, and cloud development with a very high focus on design. Sourcebits is backed by Sequoia Capital and IDG.
We asked Rohit what he finds most exciting about launching a game competing with the global giants. He said “We’re really happy of the fact that coming from India, we’ve built products for the global market. Apocalypse Max was completely built in India, from Ideation to development. It is a source of great pride that we can now build something from here designed for a worldwide audience. Everything on Apocalyse Max – From the idea, storyboarding, the design, creatives, graphics and the game engine were built from our office in Bangalore.”
Priced at $0.99, Apocalypse Max is a side scrolling game. You play a knife-toting, arms-bearing marine who destroys everything undead in his path. Your mission? Charge through apocalyptic worlds and cataclysmic levels while eliminating hordes of aggressive zombies. Your motto? Better dead than undead! “We’re digging Max,” said game review site, TouchArcade, “The production elements are off-the-wall good.”
Night Stand HD 2, which is a free app on the Apple App store, is a complete re-imagining of the alarm clock experience that makes waking up a game that you’d actually like to play. Night Stand HD 2 boasts of all the best features of its predecessor, plus an upgraded LCD clock face, ground-breaking Aggressive Alarms, a stunning new Polar Clock, full Game Center integration, and jaw-dropping visual appeal. “The folks at Spoonjuice have outdone themselves. This, my friends, is one serious alarm app,” said iPhone App Review.com.
We asked Rohit what advice he had for entrepreneurs (especially app developers) on building global products from India. “The focus should always be on story telling. Original stories are winners. Characters inspired from Bollywood flicks or elsewhere have limited appeal in the grander scheme of things. Along with a good design process and cutting edge graphics, it is the story-telling ability that separates a game. Original ideas matter.”
Both apps are universal binary, and available for both iPhone and iPad. Head on over to the iTunes store to get these two apps today!