Move over FarmVille, Candy Crush and all those other freemium games whose developers (presumably) sleep on top of a pile of money with beautiful ladies in it — we may have a new contender for app overlord of 2014.
Blizzard’s turn-based iPad game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft was released on Thursday (17 April 2014), but already it’s the No. 1 most downloaded game in 36 countries, and the most downloaded app overall in 34 countries.
According to analyst Sterne Agee, the game will likely rake in $30 million in revenue this year alone.
Like the other titles mentioned above, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is free to play, but includes in-app purchases.
An iPhone version is set to follow later this year, and will only open up the game’s revenue streams further.
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