According to App Annie, in the third quarter, match-3 games developed by studios from the EMEA region earned almost $1 billion worldwide. The top five at the box office included such titles as Royal Match and Homescapes. At the same time, among all genres, match-3 ranks only fifth in the world in terms of revenue.Homescapes

Note: The report is based on data published by App Annie on October 18, and takes into account only mobile games developed in EMEA.

This includes companies whose head offices are located in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This list also includes affiliated studios of international publishers like King.

Key dataAccording to the results of the third quarter, the highest-grossing game from EMEA was Royal Match from the Turkish studio Dream Games (by the way, in June, the valuation of the entire company reached $ 1 billion).

  • Also in the top 10 by revenue were two match-3s from Playrix – Homescapes and Fishdom: Deep Dive.
  • They took the third and seventh place respectively.The second place in revenue was taken by Toca Life: World, an application that combines all the worlds and titles of the Toca Life series.
  • This is the only children’s game in the top 10.Two farms also appeared in the top ten of the highest-grossing projects.
  • Township from Playrix took the fifth place, and Family Island from Melsoft was located on the sixth line.Only one shooter, developed by the studio from EMEA, got into the top 10 highest-grossing games.
  • Mech Arena: Robot Showdown, developed by Plarium, ranked ninth in revenue.Top 10 highest-grossing games in the world developed by EMEA studios for the third quarter


Despite the abundance of match-3 games from the EMEA region, the genre itself took only the fifth place in the world in terms of revenue.

The highest-grossing genre was 4X March—Battle, a hybrid of 4X strategies and battlers (State of Survival and War of Kingdoms, etc.). The second and third places were taken by various RPG subcategories, and slots were on the fourth line at the box office.