If you haven’t played Doodle Jump yet, it looks like you’ll soon be in the minority. Developer Lima Sky has announced that – nearly two years after the game’s initial release on the App Store – the tilt-controlled climber has been downloaded more than 10 million times.
And if you loved the game on your iDevice, would you feel the same way about a big-screen version? Lima Sky have also revealed that a Kinect-powered Xbox 360 version is in development, due out on Xbox Live Arcade later this year.
…that’s not all though – there’s an iPad version on the way, with a bunch of “brand new content” – and all of this is on top of the eagerly-awaited multiplayer update for the original game.
Expanding out beyond gameplay, keep your eyes peeled for Doodle Jump-branded stationary, toys and even comic books.
Lima Sky founder Igor Pusenjak explains:
“After such incredible first two years, it is safe to say Doodle Jump has exceeded even our wildest imaginations.
“We are looking forward to bringing even more amazing content to millions of Doodle Jump fans around the world.”
The game was downloaded more than 3 million times just before its first anniversary last March, and 2010 was good for Doodle Jump, as it topped the charts again and again. 2011 looked like it might have been a bit more controversial, however, as Pusenjak sent out legal requests to other iPhone developers who used the word “Doodle”, asking them to change the name of their game on trademark infringement grounds. Today, it looks like that might have all blown over, as we congratulate Lima Sky on their milestone and wish them all the best tilt-action in the future.