March 2017: New Game Releases

RollerCoast Tycoon Touch

We’ve fired up the Hit Potential Algorithm to take a look at Atari’s anticipated RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch game.
The game — released on February 23 — received favorable reviews and spent nearly 1 week week as the top Free Game. But three weeks in, it has already dropped to #178 on the charts. When you take a look at the Daily Active User trends, we’re seeing only 10% of the install base actively using the game.

All of this adds up to a low Hit Potential Score.* Our algorithm scored it as a 13 — much lower than the January and other February releases we’ve profiled.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch’s numbers are unlikely to support paid acquisition so it will continue to decline on the charts over time. Overall the game will not be the boost to this franchise that Atari was hoping for.

New Paid Game to Watch

The Escapists a new paid game is gathering steam and good reviews. With no in-app purchases, it won’t be a blockbuster but should be a solid money maker for publisher Team17 Software.

Upcoming March releases

We’ll be keeping an eye on these new games over the coming weeks.


Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare

Release date: March 8, 2017
Publisher: Mobirate Studio Ltd
Genre: Adventure

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars
Anticipated Release Date: Mar 23, 2017
Publisher: nWay
Genre: Fighting

The Bunker
Anticipated Release Date: March 2017
Publisher: Green Man Gaming
Genre: Adventure

Red Barton and the Sky Pirates
Anticipated Release Date: March 2017 (postponed from February)
Publisher: Schism Worldwine
Genre: Action

* As a reminder, we look at the revenue and install trajectory of new launches during their early weeks to identify characteristics of games that will have long term success. Our Hit Potential algorithm scores games from 1 (bust) to 100 (blockbuster).

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