How did I reached 46,000 downloads in less than two months full details

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Aug 10, 2014 9:44:09 AM via Website

It's was very hard and almost impossible if you don't have at least a small marketing budget. I am making this thread to help developers learn.
I want to stress that all my marketing was free. I didn't use paid advertisement.

Deciding what I am going to make

1) I decided to make a platform game that had very simple controls, anyone can understand how to play it without instructions.

2) I decided to use some cartoon images that, almost all I made myself. There is no some "Complicated graphics".

3) I made the game easy enough so that a gamer can play it without instructions.

Before Launch

1) After I finished the game I didn't release it to the google play store , that would equal a fail. I opened a small community in Google+ and collected some people that want to hear when I release the game to production.

2) I posted on facebook groups screenshots about my game that going to be published. I did it in 5-6 groups and I spend on it 3 days.

3) I went to some games forums and also a create a post and trying to make people waiting for this game to be published.


1) Launched my app on Google Play , posted on facebook and on Google+ that its finally arrived. And here comes the numbers:

After one week my app got more than 10,000 installs!

And now my game has 46,000 downloads at Google Play!

And I am still fighting to get more downloads. Hopefully I can reach higher but for last couple of days the downloads just decreasing Any questions ask away.

Game Link (Or just search for "Greg Adventures" in Google Play):
Check for this site for getting my game: [htt://]

Join my community in Google+ at the link:

Please tell me if this thread help you :)

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Aug 10, 2014 6:00:31 PM via Website

Very nice!

How many installs are you getting daily now? Is it still rising or already slowing down?

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Aug 10, 2014 9:00:05 PM via Website

Ignace Maes

Very nice!

How many installs are you getting daily now? Is it still rising or already slowing down?

Now I am getting daily 80-100 installs at the "best days" I got 2000 downloads a day.

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Sep 1, 2014 7:46:06 AM via Website

Thank you for sharing your experience!
Which Facebook groups and game forums did you post your game?