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Germany Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

Germany Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

Last update: 24 May 2020 CET
Germany Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020 for Android

There is one trend in the gaming industry that has become impossible to ignore: the market is turning evermore to the mobile gaming app model. The German market offers no exception. Annual mobile gaming revenues in the country have already surpassed half a billion dollars. And, with a continually increasing number of Germans playing games on mobile devices, it seems this trend is nowhere near abating.

In this article, we will provide a number of detailed mobile games statistics and insights into the Germany Android game market with focus on mobile games only. We will cover a number of topics, including: how many German game publishers exist on the Google Play Store, how many mobile games they have released, and how German 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 German addresses on the Android market have been considered. Furthermore, all download statistics are estimates.

How Many Mobile Game Publishers Are from Germany?

There are more than 2,595 German publishers on Google Play out of all 161,759 game publishers. One of the biggest German publishers are Playgendary, FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG, LOTUM GmbH, Popcore Games, HandyGames, Deca Games, Wooga, Kolibri Games, Tivola, Goodgame Studios . Overall 2% of all game publishers on Google Play are from Germany. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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How Many Mobile Games Are from German Publishers?

There are more than 7,349 games from German publishers on Google Play out of the 424,552 games. Mobile Games with most downloads of German publishers are Kick the Buddy, Tank Stars, Pull the Pin, Zoo 2: Animal Park . 2% of all mobile games on Google Play are from German publishers. Filter for mobile games by publisher country with our tool here.

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German Mobile Games
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Total Mobile Games

How Are Mobile Games from German Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 7,349 games from German publishers on Google Play is 3.49 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all mobile games of 3.63 stars. Mobile Games from German publishers on Google Play have on average 6,877 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all games, which is 5,958 ratings. Sort by the best rated game or by the game with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
German Mobile Games
3.49 stars
Average #Ratings of
German Mobile Games
Average rating of
All Mobile Games
3.63 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Mobile Games

How Many Downloads Do Mobile Game from German Publishers Get?

Mobile Games by German publishers have an average of 424.86k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all mobile games which is 389.78k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

Download Statistics
Average Downloads Per German Mobile Game
Average Downloads Per Mobile Game

How Do German Mobile Games Monetize?

17% of games by German publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid mobile games compared to the overall games, where 5% are paid. 62% of games by German publishers include ads. That is a lower value compared to the whole world, where 73% games have ads. 29% of games by German publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 20% of games.

Paid Mobile Games German Paid Mobile Games17% Overall Paid Mobile Games5%
Ads German Include Ads62% Overall Include Ads73%
In-App Billing German In-App Billing29% Overall In-App Billing20%

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

28% of games of German 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 18%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

German Mobile Games
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Overall Mobile Games
Available on Both Stores

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

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

1 Playgendary

Playgendary is on position 1 of the biggest German game publishers. Playgendary is a mobile gaming app developer and publisher with offices in Belarus, Germany, Russia, and Cyprus. Founded in 2016, they are comprised of a remote team of professionals working all over the world. Playgendary has developed a number of mobile gaming apps, including: Tomb of the Mask: Color, Kick the Buddy: Forever, Tomb of the Mask, Kick the Buddy, and more. They own 15 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 539.89m+ times.

539.89m+
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2 FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG

FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG is on position 2 of the biggest German game publishers. FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG is an independent games development and publishing studio comprised of developers that love games from the bottom of their hearts. Founded in 2001, they team up with the best indie developers around the world to deliver highly creative games. FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG has published: Red Ball 4, Cover Orange: Journey, Tentacle Wars, Oceanhorn, and more. They own 22 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 371.34m+ times.

371.34m+
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3 LOTUM GmbH

LOTUM GmbH is on position 3 of the biggest German game publishers. LOTUM GmbH is a small team with a big impact. They create mobile games that millions of people around the world enjoy every single day. LOTUM’s team of personally and professionally outstanding people is the most important aspect of the company. LOTUM GmbH has developed a handful of mobile gaming apps. These include: 4 Pics 1 Word, 4 Fotos 1 Palabra, 4 Images 1 Mot, 4 Bilder 1 Wort, and more. They own 9 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 183.33m+ times.

183.33m+
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4 Popcore Games

Popcore Games is on position 4 of the biggest German game publishers. Popcore Games is more than just a mobile games company. They renounce traditional ideas. Instead, they take a new approach to formulating games with universal appeal that are enjoyed by millions of players around the world. Popcore Games has developed a handful of mobile gaming apps, including Clash of Blocks, Sandwich!, Wrecking Ball, Folding Blocks, and more. They own 22 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 166.25m+ times.

166.25m+
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5 HandyGames

HandyGames is on position 5 of the biggest German game publishers. HandyGames is a mobile gaming app developer and publisher that is part of the THQ Nordic family. They operate as an international publisher for small and mid-sized projects, and develop games for a worldwide audience. HandyGames has published numerous apps, including This Is the Police, Titan Quest, Farm Invasion USA - Premium, SpellForce: Heroes & Magic, and more. They own 97 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 125.1m+ times.

125.1m+
97
6 Deca Games

Deca Games is on position 6 of the biggest German game publishers. Deca Games is a mobile gaming app developer based in Germany. They use their unique approach to live operations to breathe new life into old games on the decline. Their team works with games studios and developers that lack the resources necessary to handle the responsibilities of running a game as a service. Deca Games published the app Zombie Catchers. They own 2 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 97.97m+ times.

97.97m+
2
7 Wooga

Wooga is on position 7 of the biggest German game publishers. Wooga is a German mobile gaming app developer that makes games with thoughtful, compelling stories at their core. Based in Berlin, they want to create joyful experiences that awaken their players’ desire to see what happens next. Wooga has developed a number of apps, including June's Journey - Hidden Objects, Pearl's Peril - Hidden Object Game, Tropicats: Match 3 Games on a Tropical Island, Diamond Dash Match 3: Award-Winning Matching Game, and more. They own 5 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 97.21m+ times.

97.21m+
5
8 Kolibri Games

Kolibri Games is on position 8 of the biggest German game publishers. Kolibri Games is a mobile gaming app developer located in the heart of Berlin. They are a rising and vibrant mobile gaming studio that aspires to be the most player oriented company in the world. Kolibri Games is the mobile gaming publisher behind Idle Miner Tycoon - Mine Manager Simulator and Idle Factory Tycoon. They own 2 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 88.16m+ times.

88.16m+
2
9 Tivola

Tivola is on position 9 of the biggest German game publishers. Tivola is an international mobile gaming publisher and developer based in Hamburg, Germany. Founded in 1995, they are focused on creating apps with animals. In their games, players are able to care for cats, train dogs, ride horses, and even dance with hippos! Tivola has published a variety of mobile gaming apps, including Pet World – My Animal Hospital – Dream Jobs: Vet, Pet World Premium - animal shelter – care of them, Pet World - My animal shelter - take care of them, Horse Hotel - be the manager of your own ranch!, and more. They own 55 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 72.5m+ times.

72.5m+
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10 Goodgame Studios

Goodgame Studios is on position 10 of the biggest German game publishers. Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company that focuses on web and mobile gaming platforms. They self-publish their games in-house and build their products from scratch. From game development, to quality assurance, to community management, business development, marketing, analytics, and central IT services. Goodgame Studios has produced Empire: Four Kingdoms | Medieval Strategy MMO, Big Farm: Mobile Harvest – Free Farming Game, Skytopia - City Tycoon, Empire: Age of Knights, and more. They own 7 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 69.28m+ times.

69.28m+
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What Are the Most Used SDKs by German Mobile Game Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Germany 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

64% of mobile games from German publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 3,861 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 Firebase

50% of mobile games from German publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 3,061 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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3 Android Support Library V4

45% of mobile games from German publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 2,738 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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4 FMOD

42% of mobile games from German publishers have FMOD integrated. In total 2,563 games.

42
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5 Unity3D

42% of mobile games from German publishers have Unity3D integrated. In total 2,558 games.

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6 Google Play In-app billing

41% of mobile games from German publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 2,494 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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7 Google Play Game Services

33% of mobile games from German publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 2,020 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

32% of mobile games from German publishers have Google Drive SDK integrated. In total 1,960 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

24% of mobile games from German publishers have Unity Ads integrated. In total 1,473 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

21% of mobile games from German publishers have Google Analytics integrated. In total 1,304 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 German Publishers?

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by Germany 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. 89% of the games from German publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 6,511 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. 79% of the games from German publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 5,809 games.

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3 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. 41% of the games from German publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 2,995 games.

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4 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. 41% of the games from German publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 2,983 games.

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5 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 37% of the games from German publishers use the Billing permission. Total 2,740 games.

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6 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. 29% of the games from German publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 2,133 games.

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7 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. 28% of the games from German publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 2,077 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. 26% of the games from German publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 1,911 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. 21% of the games from German publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 1,542 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. 16% of the games from German publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 1,208 games.

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What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in Germany?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play casual mobile games chart of Germany. 7% of the top casual games in Germany are from German game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play racing mobile games chart of Germany. There are no games from German publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play simulation mobile games chart of Germany. 13% of the top simulations games in Germany are from German game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play stranegy mobile games chart of Germany. 7% of the top strategy games in Germany are from German game publishers. See the full chart here.