App Store News Spotlight: Healing casual mobile game "Xiaomori Life" dominates the list for 5 days; Apple’s new iPad Pro will be launched with iOS 14.5 and the official version will be launched this month; Tencent Video announced that VIP members will increase their prices on April 10.


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App Store News

App Store listing status


There were 13,239 apps on the shelves last week, a decrease of 1,496 apps compared to the previous week.


There are a total of 7,230 new apps on the shelves, of which tool apps are the largest, with 762 apps; food and beverage apps are the second with 705 apps.


The number of removed apps (including re-releases) last week reached 12,978, an increase of 1933 compared to the previous week, of which 11,764 were removed from the shelves and 1,214 were removed from the games. App removals accounted for approximately 91 of the total removed apps. %.


Last week, there were a total of 142 apps (including those that have been restored), of which 135 products have been restored. Currently, there are 7 apps remaining, which is 10 less than the previous week.


The most powerful app of the week


Life in Komori


On March 31, "Komori Life", produced by Ruiluo Networks, a subsidiary of Shengqu Games and distributed by Tencent Games, was officially launched on the App Store. It was recommended by Apple Today on the first day of launch, and rushed to the top 1 list of free games. Dominated the list for 5 consecutive days.


To explore the reasons for its gains, apart from relying on Tencent's strong publicity and distribution capabilities, what is the magic of "Xiaomori Life" as a casual mobile game?


The painting style of the healing system makes players feel intimacy.


"Komori Life" has created an idyllic and idyllic rural world. Players can find their own "little luck" in the soothing and smart folk music. The game producer said in the introduction, "It is a matter of the city to urge you to move forward, and Komori is responsible for making you live slowly.


The most eye-catching part of "Komori Life" is that it uses an art style similar to that of the well-known Japanese animation studio Ghibli. After the preparation of many classic Ghibli movies such as "The Wind" and "My Neighbor Totoro", this art style has been deeply tied to the healing system, making "Komori Life" highly recognizable and players can naturally Have an affinity for the game.


A variety of gameplay blends, striving for balance.


"Komori Life" incorporates a variety of gameplays such as nutrition, role playing, free exploration, and social interaction, and strives to strike a balance in these gameplays.


For example, in terms of rich social gameplay, in "Komori Life", players can visit friends, invite and share celebrations, participate in cooking contests, have dinner with friends, etc., but the game does not make social interaction a rigid indicator and burden. , Give users independent choice and free experience. In the process of self-sufficiency in farming, harvesting, cooking, and house construction, "Komori Life" brings simple and pure life pleasure, allowing players to realize a free "pastoral slow life" experience.


Some time ago, casual games such as "Travel Frog" and "Animal Forest Friends Club" quickly became popular, showing us the ability to break the circle of healing themes. Nowadays, "Komori Life", which focuses on slow-paced games, is once again out of the circle, once again stimulating the potential of the healing casual game market.

Read more about it on ASO World blogs.

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