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Subway Surfers becomes the first game to hit 1 billion downloads

Subway Surfers hits 1 billion downloads (Source: Google Play)
Subway Surfers hits 1 billion downloads (Source: Google Play)
Unleashed by SYBO and Kiloo back in May 2012, Subway Surfers managed to break the 400 million downloads barrier last year, thus becoming the most downloaded game of 2017 worldwide. Earlier this month, it also reached the 1 billion downloads milestone, so now this title is the most downloaded game on Google Play.
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At the end of October 2017 — according to Wikipedia — there were more than 20 mobile apps for Android with over 1 billion downloads on Google Play. However, all of them were owned by Microsoft, Facebook, Samsung, or Google. Back then, Subway Surfers was in the crowd of free apps with over 500 million downloads, but still below the billion. Now, this game that made its debut less than 6 years ago has finally reached the 1 billion downloads milestone. 

According to Jacob Møller, Kiloo CEO, "Surpassing 1 billion downloads is a historic accomplishment. In this case, history was written by a talented team of developers and a fantastic collaboration between SYBO and Kiloo." SYBO Games CEO, Mathias Gredal Noervig, unveiled that the players of this title "will have even more great content to consume" and that the team behind Subway Surfers is excited about the future releases, as well as the animated short films that are scheduled to arrive later this year to further expand the game's universe.

Subway Surfers was introduced in May 2012 as a free game with in-app purchases and remained this way ever since. The current version available via Google Play is 1.84.0, and — if you were wondering — it only requires Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and runs well even on today's low-end devices. After well over 26,320,000 user reviews, it holds a rating of 4.5/5 stars on Google Play. To get a better idea about Subway Surfers, the best thing someone new to the game could do is to view the movie embedded below.  

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-20 (Update: 2018-03-20)