Elbert Perez, the developer behind Impossible Shoota, has released some statistics about both his game and the phones playing it that are pretty interesting. As a bit of background, it’s a free game that’s getting between 1000-1400 downloads a day, currently sits at the #9 spot of free games and 27th overall for all apps with a total of 21,000 downloads since launch on November 17. it’s free and is about to have ad support go live and he notes that ad based seems to be the route to go as his other two games (Scribble Defense and Zombidemix) are paid and collectively have a little over 700 downloads. He may turn those into free games as well with ad support.

Along with sales tracking, he’s been collecting user data as well which provides information on the phones that are being used to play Impossible Shooter. Some of it is what we’d expect, with the top Samsung and HTC phones at the top. There are a few oddities here. There are references to some phones that I’m not familiar with like the “HTC MWP6985” and the rumored Asus E600 has 20 downloads. This can easily be testing of the device before it’s rumored AT&T launch. You can see all of the phone data here.

If you haven’t tried Impossible Shoota, here’s a good time. I play it…it’s impossible and that’s what keeps you playing it. it’s fun and simple. Here’s what it looks like:


We’ve covered his other games but here’s Scribble Defense which is a tower defense game with intentionally hand drawn looking graphics that I think looks great and is bearing a solid 4 stars:

And Zombidemix is a zombie simulation game with lots of action and has a stellar 5 stars which is unheard of in Marketplace:


  1. I know not all brands are available in all markets, but its interesting to look at the totals by brand;
    – HTC – 3,772
    – Samsung – 2,361
    – LG – 729

    Guess HTC with its so called lack of innovation still has something to offer. That’s good to know.

  2. 1. HTC Surround doing almost as good as LG Optimus 7? That’s a surprise to me. Maybe Surrond owners like games more than others?

    2. I also didn’t expect the HTC total being bigger than Samsung’s.

    3. LG Quantum is not doing well despite being the only one with full size qwerty. I think a little more slick design would have done wonders for them.

    4. David K, it’s Impossible Shoota, not Shooter.

  3. @jimski:

    HTC has more models than anyone else, obviously they will have a larger number of devices. Doesnt mean their devices arent sub-par, just means some dont have a choice eg T-Mo US users, only the HD7 avaialble directly. If the Dell was also made available I bet they would take quite a chunk out of the HTC numbers.

  4. @efjay: Just because HTC has more models it does not mean they should by default sell more devices. General Motors is the best example of that. Truth is lots of people still prefer HTC. But as far as I am concerned in the WP7 market, the more the merrier.

  5. It’s not impossible, I beat it……JK!

    If you like free games Word Tangle is now FREE as of today! The only free boggle game for Windows Phone 7 http://bit.ly/hsDMgu (Zune Link). Don’t like the ads? Spend a $1 for the add free version.

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