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Australia Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

Australia Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020 for Android

Some of the world’s most popular mobile gaming app developers are based in Australia. Development houses like Halfbrick Studios, Metro Trains, and Not Doppler have produced a variety of highly successful mobile games for iOS and Android devices.

In this article, we will provide a number of detailed mobile games statistics and insights into the Australia Android game market with focus on mobile games only. We will cover a number of topics, including: how many Australian game publishers exist on the Google Play Store, how many mobile games they have released, and how Australian mobile games have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, such that only major game publishers and ones with valid Australian addresses on the Android market have been considered. Furthermore, all download statistics are estimates.

How Many Mobile Game Publishers Are from Australia?

There are more than 1,269 Australian publishers on Google Play out of all 152,954 game publishers. One of the biggest Australian publishers are Halfbrick Studios, Metro Trains, Not Doppler, HIPSTER WHALE, General Adaptive Apps Pty Ltd, Imperial Arts Pty Ltd, Raz Games, Turbo Chilli, Minicades Mobile, Skippy Games . Less than 1% of all game publishers on Google Play are from Australia. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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How Many Mobile Games Are from Australian Publishers?

There are more than 3,518 games from Australian publishers on Google Play out of the 404,165 games. Mobile Games with most downloads of Australian publishers are Crossy Road, Ball Sort Puzzle . 1% of all mobile games on Google Play are from Australian publishers. Filter for mobile games by publisher country with our tool here.

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How Are Mobile Games from Australian Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 3,518 games from Australian publishers on Google Play is 3.50 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all mobile games of 3.61 stars. Mobile Games from Australian publishers on Google Play have on average 9,068 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all games, which is 6,030 ratings. Sort by the best rated game or by the game with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

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How Many Downloads Do Mobile Game from Australian Publishers Get?

Mobile Games by Australian publishers have an average of 673.92k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all mobile games which is 386.42k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

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How Do Australian Mobile Games Monetize?

11% of games by Australian publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid mobile games compared to the overall games, where 5% are paid. 70% of games by Australian publishers include ads. That is a lower value compared to the whole world, where 73% games have ads. 40% of games by Australian publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 21% of games.

Paid Mobile Games Australian Paid Mobile Games11% Overall Paid Mobile Games5%
Ads Australian Include Ads70% Overall Include Ads73%
In-App Billing Australian In-App Billing40% Overall In-App Billing21%

Do Australian Mobile Games Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

31% of games of Australian publishers are available on both Google Play and iTunes. Overall they put more effort in publishing on both stores, compared to the average publisher with 17%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

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Who Are the Top 15 Australian Mobile Game Publishers Based on Downloads?

The following are the top publishers from Australia that accumulated most downloads.

1 Halfbrick Studios

Halfbrick Studios is on position 1 of the biggest Australian game publishers. Halfbrick, which was originally founded in 2001, has been on the forefront of the Australian game development industry for many years. They come from humble beginnings. But with the success of the iPhone and iPad app, Fruit Ninja, Halfbrick has catapulted to become one of the most well known indie developers in the world. Halfbrick Studios has produced a number of apps, including Fruit Ninja®, Jetpack Joyride, Booster Raiders - Multiplayer Games, Dan the Man: Action Platformer, and more. They own 8 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 730.77m+ times.

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2 Metro Trains

Metro Trains is on position 2 of the biggest Australian game publishers. Metro Trains is the developer behind the Dumb Ways to Die series. They are a small team of Melburnians who are part of the bigger team that operate the train network in Melbourne, Metro Trains Melbourne. They took a really important safety message and transformed it into a brand that kids around the globe love and want to engage with. Metro Trains has developed Dumb Ways to Die Original, Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games, Dumb Ways To Die 3 : World Tour, Dumb Ways JR Zany's Hospital, and more. They own 11 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 162.61m+ times.

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3 Not Doppler

Not Doppler is on position 3 of the biggest Australian game publishers. Not Doppler is a Sydney, Australia-based game development studio and publisher. Founded in 2005 as a web games portal, they have since shifted their focus to mobile-first, with the goal of creating exciting game experiences and entertaining as many people as possible. Not Doppler is behind the apps Earn to Die 2, Dead Zed, Renegade Racing, Earn to Die Lite, and more. They own 7 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 153.7m+ times.

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4 HIPSTER WHALE

HIPSTER WHALE is on position 4 of the biggest Australian game publishers. HIPSTER WHALE is an Australian mobile gaming app developer that brings great games to the world. HIPSTER WHALE has released the games Crossy Road and Piffle. They own 3 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 117.98m+ times.

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5 General Adaptive Apps Pty Ltd

General Adaptive Apps Pty Ltd is on position 5 of the biggest Australian game publishers. General Adaptive Apps Pty Ltd is a software company focused on mobile applications. Founded in 2014, they design and develop a suite of minimalist gaming apps. General Adaptive Apps Pty Ltd has made the apps aa 2, uu, au, ki, and more. They own 20 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 109.46m+ times.

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6 Imperial Arts Pty Ltd

Imperial Arts Pty Ltd is on position 6 of the biggest Australian game publishers. Imperial Arts Pty Ltd is a mobile app developer based in Australia. They are primarily focused on developing simulation games. Imperial Arts Pty Ltd has developed and published City Train Driver Simulator 2019: Free Train Games, Sand Excavator Truck Driving Rescue Simulator game, City Taxi Driver Sim 2016: Multiplayer Cab Game 3D, City Construction Simulator: Forklift Truck Game, and more. They own 22 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 63.2m+ times.

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7 Raz Games

Raz Games is on position 7 of the biggest Australian game publishers. Raz Games is a Sydney-based independent mobile app development company founded in 2011. They have learned the tricks of the trade through experience. Raz Games has published the games Monster Trucks Game for Kids 2, Car Game for Toddlers Kids, Fun Kids Cars, Soccer Game for Kids, and more. They own 17 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 59.65m+ times.

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8 Turbo Chilli

Turbo Chilli is on position 8 of the biggest Australian game publishers. Turbo Chilli is an Australian mobile app developer that was founded in the dark age of mobile gaming – 2005. They know mobile gaming because they were there from the beginning and understand the foundations that the billion dollar industry was built upon. Turbo Chilli has released the apps Ghosts 'n Guns AR, Good Knight Story, Stickman Skater, Unroll Me 2, and more. They own 12 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 48.01m+ times.

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9 Minicades Mobile

Minicades Mobile is on position 9 of the biggest Australian game publishers. Minicades Mobile is a game development studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Minicades Mobile has published Stock Car Racing, Dragster Mayhem - Top Fuel Drag Racing, Kart Stars, Mopar Drag N Brag, and more. They own 5 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 45.35m+ times.

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10 Skippy Games

Skippy Games is on position 10 of the biggest Australian game publishers. Skippy Games is an Australian mobile app developer that gives users the best 3D gaming experience on a variety of mobile platforms. They provide an exhilarating gaming experience through their cutting edge user interface, highly realistic 3D graphics, addictive story-lines, and novel concepts. Skippy Games has developed and published Last Commando - FPS Now VR Also, Delta eForce: Military War Shooting Game (With VR), Last Commando II - FPS Now with VR, Mountain Sniper Shooting: 3D FPS, and more. They own 6 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 43.22m+ times.

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What Are the Most Used SDKs by Australian Mobile Game Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Australia game publishers. To find out which mobile games integrate the following SDK use our App Market Explorer. We have also aggregated the worldwide Top Ad Network SDKs and other categories.

1 Google Ads AdMob

71% of mobile games from Australian publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 2,185 games. Google Ads AdMob is a mobile advertising platform that enables users to monetize their mobile applications via in-app advertising. AdMob is based on the Google Mobile Ads SDK and serves over 200 billion ad requests a month, with over 1 million advertisers and 1 million apps currently running on the AdMob mobile ad network.

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2 Google Play In-app billing

59% of mobile games from Australian publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 1,811 games. Google Play In-App Billing is an SDK that lets developers sell digital content on Android applications. It can be used to sell one-time products, rewarded products, subscriptions, and more.

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3 Firebase

55% of mobile games from Australian publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 1,685 games. Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform SDK that gives app builders the ability to develop their apps faster, without worrying about infrastructure. It includes functionalities like analytics, databases, messaging and crash reporting so developers can move quickly and focus on their users.

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4 Unity3D

52% of mobile games from Australian publishers have Unity3D integrated. In total 1,578 games.

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5 Android Support Library V4

52% of mobile games from Australian publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 1,578 games. Android Support Library V4, developed by Google’s Android team, is a platform that helps app developers manage the release of new API versions. Rather than developing code to handle the provisioning of new features on earlier releases, developers can leverage Android Support Library V4 to provide that compatibility layer.

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6 FMOD

51% of mobile games from Australian publishers have FMOD integrated. In total 1,573 games.

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7 Google Play Game Services

45% of mobile games from Australian publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 1,379 games. Google Play Game Services is an SDK that provides cross-platform services that gives app developers the ability to easily integrate popular gaming features such as achievements, leaderboards, Saved Games, and real-time multiplayer on their tablet and mobile games.

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8 Google Drive SDK

44% of mobile games from Australian publishers have Google Drive SDK integrated. In total 1,342 games. The Google Drive SDK makes it possible for app developers to create mobile, web, and desktop apps that leverage Google Drive cloud storage. This includes reading, writing, and syncing files in Google Drive.

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9 Unity Ads

30% of mobile games from Australian publishers have Unity Ads integrated. In total 910 games. The Unity Ads SDK helps publishers integrate especially video advertisements, aimed at maximizing revenue and improving user experience, into their games. Unity Ads gives developers the ability to offer users a variety of rewards in exchange for watching videos, such as additional “life,” currency, score increases, etc.

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10 Google Analytics

29% of mobile games from Australian publishers have Google Analytics integrated. In total 878 games. Google Analytics is an analytics SDK that enables app developers to measure user interactions on their app. It is designed to give developers the tools necessary to collect, configure, and analyze data in order to reach the right audience.

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What Are the Most Used Android Mobile Games Permissions by Australian Publishers?

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by Australia mobile games publishers. Use our App Market Explorer to filter the Google Play Store by mobile games with specific permissions.

1 Internet Access

android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps. This permission is not required for internet connection however, as the mobile browser provides all apps with the ability to send data to the internet. 90% of the games from Australian publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 3,162 games.

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2 Network Information Access

The android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission can be leveraged by app developers to enable their apps to view information about network connections. This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 83% of the games from Australian publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 2,931 games.

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3 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 49% of the games from Australian publishers use the Billing permission. Total 1,724 games.

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4 Write External Storage

android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE makes it possible for app developers to enable their apps to modify or delete the contents of users’ SD cards. 45% of the games from Australian publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 1,591 games.

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5 Phone Sleep Mode Preventation

android.permission.WAKE_LOCK gives apps the ability to prevent the phone they are running on from going into sleep mode. This is good for apps, like YouTube, that get extended periods of engagement that do not necessarily require the user to touch the screen or otherwise interact physically with the device. 39% of the games from Australian publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 1,388 games.

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6 Wifi Information Access

App publishers can leverage android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE to enable their app to view information about Wi-Fi networking. This includes whether Wi-Fi is enabled and the names of the connected Wi-Fi devices. 34% of the games from Australian publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 1,187 games.

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7 Read External Storage

The android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission allows app developers to enable their apps to read the contents of user SD cards. 28% of the games from Australian publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 977 games.

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8 Vibration

android.permission.VIBRATE makes it possible for app builders to give their apps control over the vibrating function of the devices they are running on. 25% of the games from Australian publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 870 games.

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9 Push Notification

com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE can be used within apps to allow them to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. It should be noted however, that using this service will incur data usage, and malicious apps could cause excess data usage. 24% of the games from Australian publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 841 games.

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10 Install Referrer

Apps often advertise other apps. By leveraging com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE apps can make sure that installs of other apps launched via their ads are properly attributed. 15% of the games from Australian publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 523 games.

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What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in Australia?

The following shows the official Google Play mobile games top chart of Australia. There are no games from Australian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in Australia's Grossing Top Chart?

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing mobile games chart of Australia. There are no games from Australian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Arcade Mobile Games in Australia's Top Chart?

The following shows the official Google Play Arcade mobile games chart of Australia. There are no games from Australian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Casual Mobile Games in Australia?

The following shows the official Google Play casual mobile games chart of Australia. There are no games from Australian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Racing Mobile Games in Australia?

The following shows the official Google Play racing mobile games chart of Australia. 7% of the top racing games in Australia are from Australian game publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Action Mobile Games in Australia?

The following shows the official Google Play action mobile games chart of Australia. There are no games from Australian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Simulation Mobile Games in Australia?

The following shows the official Google Play simulation mobile games chart of Australia. There are no games from Australian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Strategy Mobile Games in Australia?

The following shows the official Google Play stranegy mobile games chart of Australia. There are no games from Australian publishers. See the full chart here.