Recently formed development studio Hutch has crashed into the iPhone and iPad charts with their debut game Smash Cops. Released last Thursday, 19 th January, three days later the game was the top selling iPad app in the US, Canada and Australia. It also charted strongly in France, where it was the second best-selling app and the UK where it was third in the charts. The iPhone version has also been selling well, and is No 2 in Australia and No 8 in the US. The team is delighted at how well Smash Cops has sold in its first few days of release, and is already in the process of gathering feedback and building out new content.
Commenting on the game’s success so far, Technical Director Sean Turner said “With Smash Cops we've given players an action driving experience that was designed from the ground up for a touch screen device. Using our experience of developing console racing games we took a risk with a completely new control method that we feel is much more intuitive and suitable for touch devices. I was fairly certain that we had made something unique and genre changing, but until you release a game you can never be 100% sure that you are on the right track. We are thrilled and relieved that the game has sold so well so far. We want to keep the momentum going and so are working hard on new content.”
Art Director Will Whitaker added “It’s always a risk to leave a big secure studio to go it alone. But we all believed that Smash Cops could be something special, and the sales so far suggest we were on the right track. As far as we are concerned this is just the beginning and we’re keeping our pedal to the metal to make sure that we keep momentum and interest up by adding as much new content as quickly as we can.”
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ABOUT HUTCH GAMES
Founded in June 2011 and based in a Hutch in Old Street, London, Hutch is a new studio launched by five ex-PlayStation developers who have worked on many top selling franchises. With the objective to create fun, rich and beautiful games on digital platforms. Hutch is a place where creative bunnies can deliver on their dream games.