Bethesda Softworks has achieved rapid success with its strategy simulation game, Fallout Shelter, on mobile devices. The game was released on iOS after Bethesda’s E3 2015 showcase event in June, and became the top downloaded game in 48 countries, and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries.
Fallout Shelter is set in the popular Fallout universe, and sees players building a Vault to protect their citizens from the Wasteland. Players build the Vault by constructing resource-production rooms and putting their dwellers to work in these rooms. Earlier this month, the game launched on Android and received the Mr. Handy update, which allows players to recruit robotic helpers which can automatically collect their resources (among others abilities).
Bethesda has released an infographic of stats from the game’s first month on iOS, which puts into perspective just how popular the game has so quickly become. In the first month, over 85 million Vaults were created across over one billion individual game sessions. During this time period, gamers spent approximately 29 million hours playing the game in total.
In the first month, players sent almost 65 million dwellers into the Wasteland to collect resources, but almost 21 million of them never made it back and instead perished on their journey. Back in the Vault, players were challenged with over 119 million fires, almost 119 million radroach infestations and over 41 million raider attacks.