If you?ve taken a look at the App Store top games charts lately you?ll have noticed that Gameloft?s Ice Age Village has taken up permanent residence at the top of the charts since its release on April 5. It?s no surprise then, that according to Gameloft?s announcement today, the game has already reached the milestone of more than 5 million downloads, making it one of the most explosive debuts in app history. Indeed, the game has been number 1 in the Top Free Games category in over 50 countries for the iPhone version and over 90 countries for the iPad version. The result of an exclusive agreement between Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment, Ice Age Village offers an immersive and entertaining experience set in the Ice Age universe. Players interact with film characters such as Sid, Manny, Diego, and Scrat, through various quests and mini-games.
?We are very proud to offer a gaming experience that appeals to Gameloft and Ice Age fans alike,? said Karine Kaiser, Gameloft Vice-President of Marketing and Licensing. ?We have collaborated closely with Fox Digital Entertainment to provide a Free-to-Play game with broad fan appeal, thanks to its simplicity and free access. Its success represents a new, strong brand addition to our game catalogue.?
?We are pleased with the extremely positive reception this newest addition to the Ice Age franchise has enjoyed across the world,? said Rick Philips, Senior Vice-President of the Mobile Division of Fox Digital Entertainment. ?Ice Age fans are eager to meet their heroes on tablets and smartphones. New missions, which will be released over the next three months, will help prepare fans for the return of Sid, Manny, Diego and Scrat in Ice Age: Continental Drift, which is coming to theaters this summer.?
Click here to download the game for free: Ice Age Village for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store