tinyBuild plc (LON:TBLD) announced that Hello Neighbor 2 (NH2) will be available for pre-order on 7 April 2022. Based on the growing popularity of other titles in the Hello Neighbour franchise, the company is highly confident ahead of the launch of HN2. tinyBuild is also pleased with the progress of its recent game launches and a number of its subscription service titles have been renewed, providing visibility and accelerating investment. tinyBuild’s portfolio is growing increasingly diverse.
Confident ahead of launch: The HN2 launch strategy is designed to maximise visibility, consumer following and sales potential. Like the highly successful original, pre-order customers will receive a beta version and be able to participate in in-development build and provide feedback.
Hello Neighbor franchise growing in popularity: The Hello Neighbor franchise has reported over 80m downloads, up from 60m in March 2021. HN2 has had 8m alpha downloads, up from 4m in March 2021. Secret Neighbor has had over 3m downloads on iOS alone since June 2021.
Recent launches on track: Potion Craft has passed 400,000 downloads after topping the Steam charts in September 2021 (100,000 downloads in the first three days). Despot’s Game and Undungeon both had strong launches with “Very Positive” users reviews on Steam. Happy’s Humble Burger Farm had a positive reception among key influencers and reviewers (“a genius game”, according to Destructoid). Trash Sailors will be released on 16 December 2021, and the critically-acclaimed Not For Broadcast will move to version 1.0 in Q1 2022.
Renewals provide visibility and accelerate investment: A number of tinyBuild titles available as part of subscription services have been renewed this year, increasing the company’ revenue visibility, and allowing the company to accelerate its investment in recently acquired IP, such as Deadside (acquihired in September 2021).