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9GAG has nearly 23 million fans on its Facebook Page and also over 3.7 million Twitter followers, but Instagram is often a particular success story.
9GAG claims 80 million unique users visit its pages month after month. The company has an interesting and also different route to many other online publishing companies. Founded in 2008, it passed through 500 Startups accelerator this year, and Y-Combinator in 2012, starting with raise $2.8 million from investors.
It made its name being a place to find amusing images, and from now on it is diversifying its business to raise engagement and value for users, while enabling many of Asia’s hidden gems to glow its platform as well.
Mobile games are a new experiment that 9GAG, the widely accepted online forum deplete all of your Hong Kong, is getting into. The goal is usually to provide a richer experience for readers using varieties of media.
That is the content from CEO and co-founder Ray Chan, who recently spoke to TechCrunch following a launch of Redhead Redemption, 9GAG is first mobile game. It is available on Android (an iOS version arrives soon). It has been developed by Touchten, Indonesia based company.
Early traction is impressive, and initial promotion efforts generated 100,000 downloads within couple of days of its launch on Christmas Eve. Current Google Play store metrics show they have less than half hundreds of downloads to date, plus an impressive 4.6 rating from over 60,000 reviewers.
That engagement came without the ad spend, just organic traffic. 9gag.com features a banner at the top of the site that links for the Google Play store page (we’re also now noticing some banners too), as well as the game has also been shared via its well-followed social websites accounts.
As an online community-driven site, Chan and also the 9GAG team need to serve its users by surfacing the type of content that they can enjoy and build relationships. Beyond images and comedy skits, that can include different types of media too.
Chan declined to enter the specifics of the partnership, but he did state that revenue generated on the title via in-app purchases is going to be split between both startups.
Beyond that, additionally there is a vast chance for game studios and developers to square out in crowded app stores.
Beyond precisely the potential to drive downloads and revenue from games, Chan said 9GAG can showcase companies, helping them develop a reputation in themselves and enabling those to get valuable feedback on the 9GAG community.