Road Riot for Tango, Tango games, Tango social app

Remember Road Riot for Tango? Apparently it’s a pretty big deal and not surprisingly from our own experiences with the game. Road Riot is so big, in fact, that it’s just become the first Tango game to hit over 10 million downloads since it launched a little over a year ago.

It is also currently in the top spot for racing games on the Google Play Store.

“This is a huge accomplishment and shows that our new publishing strategy, which we announced in July, is on the right track,” Ying at VentureBeat‘s GamesBeat 2014.

It also gives Tango plenty of bragging rights against other messaging apps with a similar content strategy, in particular Japan’s LINE, China’s WeChat and South Korea’s KakaoTalk, all of which have had games reach the top spot in app stores in various locations around the world.

“This is a huge accomplishment and shows that our new publishing strategy … is on the right track”

About 70 percent of Tango users play mobile games.

Tango, which recently expanded their Tango Channel offerings, is currently valued at $1.5 billion.

In a bid to become one of the top gaming platforms, Tango set aside $25 million in a Global Games Fund aimed at improving relationships with developers and encouraging growth in gaming on the platform.

“In just two short months, Tango’s relationships with developers have deepened, and we’ve been able to prove that on- and off-platform marketing brings eyeballs to the games that Tango publishes with Road Riot being a great example of this success,” said Eric Setton, chief technology officer and co-founder.

Tango launched its Channels feature in June shortly before announcing a 3-D version of its app for the Amazon Fire Phone.

The app can be downloaded here. Have you played Road Riot for Tango yet? Post your thoughts in the comments.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at