If you’re a fan of Clash of Clans who owns an Android device, you might want to sit down before you read on.
Supercell, the Finnish company that develops the hit game, said last month it is exploring the idea of releasing apps for Android — well it turns out that Clash of Clans is available for Android. There is a large caveat, however, since it appears that the app is in limited beta at this point and therefore not available to members of the public.
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News of the app comes from a Supercell fan meeting that took place in San Francisco on Wednesday evening. There, community manager Stephen Rosenhein revealed an Android beta to the delight of many fans — including super-gamer ‘Chief Pat’, who was flown in and given a hotel to attend the event:
Btw…. THERES ANDROID BETA FOR CLASH OF CLANS!!!!!!
— Chief Pat (@Chief_Pat) September 26, 2013
From his post on the Supercell forum :
5pm: Started with Godson and I doing raids on live TV. Scored a nice 800k raid live! Lost a GoWiPe because of no CC troops
6pm: Q+A with myself, Godson, Dahimi
6:30pm: Small cinematic CoC video with real life cosplay.
7pm: Video from Finland talking about the new village design feature
7:30: Community feedback (people would go on stage and pitch ideas)
8pm: Hanging out and chatting,
Sometime at the end Steve announced CoC Beta for Android.
It seems some users were disappointed that the Android beta was revealed at the end of the meet-up, when many had left, but the news is significant for the legions of Supercell fans that own Android devices.
It could be that the meeting was a sneak peak and the beta is officially launched on Thursday, US time — we’ve reached out to the company to get more details of its plans for Android.
We’re also keeping our eyes out should the beta drop into the Google Play store for everyone to download.
Supercell has pursued an iOS-only strategy to date, but CEO Ilkka Paananen conceded that Android was essential if the company is to succeed in Asia — where many developers prioritize Android over iOS in accordance with the Google platform’s dominance.
Back in April, Supercell was bringing in $2.4 million a day from its apps. At that time, the company was valued at $770 million.