Mobile advertising and monetization platform Tapjoy announced that its Android Fund (which we’ve covered in the past) has grown to include more than 130 applications, making Tapjoy “one of the largest international publishers of mobile gaming apps.” The company also announced that its Android network went from approximately 171,000 total Monthly Active Users in January 2011 to more than 25 million in December.
The Tapjoy Android Fund includes such hits as MachineWorks Northwest’s 3D Hunting: Alaskan Hunt, with more than 1 million total users, and Duke Nukem, which reached the top of the charts for Arcade & Action games; Craneballs Studios’ Overkill, with more than 900,000 users; Making Fun, Inc.’s Santa’s Village, which has 680,000 users; and many more.
Some other developers in the fund include CerebralFix, Sneaky Games, SkyVu, Bushi-Go, Galatea, Candella Software, Liv Games, Mention Mobile, Veraxon, Digital Harmony, PixoFactor, and Stark Apps. More apps will be launching in the coming weeks and months.
If you recall, the Tapjoy Android Fund offers monetary and discovery support to game developers looking to port existing apps to the Android platform. Developers selected to the program receive large-scale distribution through Tapjoy’s performance-based advertising network, as well as the ability to leverage Tapjoy’s virtual currency monetization engine.