5 Indonesian Mobile Games That Successfully Get More Than 5 Million Downloads

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

They can reach more than 5 million downloads both in Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, locally and globally. What are them?

There’s no doubt that Indonesia has a huge market with more than 200 million population. The game revenue is also big, more than US $800 million in a single year. But as we know, only less than 10% of that number goes to local developers.

But that is not the indicator of the local game’s quality. Some of the titles can reach a huge number of downloads, both locally and globally, especially for mobile games.

There are some mobile game’s titles from Indonesia that can reach more than 5 million downloads both on Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, locally and globally. What are them?


Ninja Fishing (Menara Games)

Ninja Fishing is one of the most addicting fishing game that was already released both on iTunes and Google Play Store. This game is developed by Menara Games, and was published by Gamenauts. In this game, you must not only catch the fish, but also slice them like a ninja!

There’s also some of the features like upgrade and build your own ninja village. As the information on its Google Play Store’s page, the game has already been played by more than 16 million people in the world.

Download Ninja Fishing: Android (Free) / iOS (Free)


Icon Pop Quiz (Alegrium)

The other phenomenon in Indonesia’s game industry is this trivia game. This game is developed by Alegrium who is based in Jakarta. It has a simple trivia gameplay, but there is some features that make it more addictive.

The Icon Pop series also have some other variants like Icon Pop Brand in which you should guess the brand by only see the clue. This game also have a sequel, Icon Pop Quiz 2 that contains more trivia to play.

As the number shown on Google Play Store, this game has total downloads in range from 5 million to 10 million just for the Android version, excluding the iOS version.

Download Icon Pop Quiz: Android (Free) / iOS (Free)


Mini Racing Adventures (Minimo)

The next title in our list is Mini Racing Adventures from Minimo. The interesting thing is, Minimo is only a small studio who is based on Pati, a small city in Central Java.

As we see in the title, Mini Racing Adventures is a unique racing game that put the player as Martin Nitro Minimo to beat his enemy, Omini Speedarion in each race. Not only about speed, but this game also contains some of the physics’ elements that will make your game more challenging.

This game has total downloads ranged from 10 million to 50 million according to Google Play Store, excluding the iOS version.

Download Mini Racing Adventures: Android (Free) / iOS (Free)


Tebak Gambar (Kardus Imajinasi)

This game proves that trivia is still one of the most favorable genres in mobile games, especially for Indonesian gamers. In Tebak Gambar, we must try to guess a sentence from several images as the clue.

Tebak Gambar is developed by Kardus Imajinasi, a small team consisted of two people that are separated in two different cities, Surabaya and Jakarta.

This game has total downloads ranged from 10 million to 50 million according to Google Play Store, excluding the iOS version.

Download Tebak Gambar: Android (Free) / iOS (Free)


Tahu Bulat (Own Games)

Back in last year, this game was a huge phenomenon in Indonesia’s game industry. Not only it’s gotten millions of downloads, but also successfully grabbed some local and international awards like Game of The Year 2016 in Game Prime Awards and Guilty Pleasure Award in IMGA South East Asia 2016.

This idle/clicker game is developed by Own Games who is based in Bandung. In this game, you should cook and serve round tofu for your customers by tapping the screen or upgrading some elements.

After gained success in local market, this game is also localized in English with title Round Tofu. For the total downloads, based on the Google Play Store page this game successfully grabs 5 million to 10 million downloads.

Download Tahu Bulat: Android (Free)

Edited by Devi




About Writer

Febrianto is the Senior Editor of Duniaku.net and the Lead Editor of Gameprime.org. He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of Duniaku.net since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.