Can ‘MonkeyPost’ make a mark in the Nigerian mobile game industry?
As the rate of mobile phone penetration rate increase in Nigeria, one thing is almost certain: mobile phone users will most likely consume more mobile games. But the question is how many of the mobile games Nigerians download on their phones were built by Nigerians and for Nigeria?
As at October 18, 2016, the top fifty game apps on both Apple Store and Google play in Nigeria were not made by Nigerians. While one may be quick to conclude that Nigerian app builders have a whole sea of apps to compete against, do Nigerians know these apps actually exist?
In spite of the odds, a leading mobile gaming studio ChopUp, is releasing a thrilling street soccer mobile game, “MonkeyPost,” which the Studio hopes would do well in the market.
ChopUp has built, over the years, locally relevant games that tell the African narrative and is committed to consistently creating world-class mobile games that are specifically designed with African themes.
The company’s new product is a nod to the hugely popular version of Nigerian street soccer also called monkey post. The mobile game, like the actual monkey post, is played mostly with a team of five players on both sides without a goalkeeper and a small (monkey) post, where the last man defends the post but cannot use his hands.
With its games having a growing user base of nearly one million gamers n a relatively short period of time, ChopUp hopes its games would break the barrier and be ranked among top games on Apple Store and Google Playe.