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Supercell is a $US3 billion companylargely in part to the success of its games Hay Day and Clash of Clans.
Both Clash of Clans and Hay Day are free to play, but some users may end up paying hundreds of dollars on in-app purchases and upgrades.
Clash of Clans and Hay Day are both among the top-10 grossing apps in the iTunes Store, according to AppData.
Last Thursday, Clash of Clans’ projected revenue estimate was $US654,000, according to AppData. Hay Day, on the other hand, had a projected revenue estimate of $US413,000 last Thursday.
Before you get started, note that the yellow bar is your gold. The purple bar is your elixir meter. And the green bar tells you how many gems you have.
Use the gold to construct and upgrade buildings. Elixir is for constructing buildings and creating military units. Gems are an in-game currency that you can use to expedite the construction process. You can also trade gems for gold and elixir.
These defensive structures are for preparing your village against enemy attacks. The key is to build cannons, archery towers, walls, and other defenses.
Luckily for you, your wizard friends from Ivory Tower are here to help you take out the goblin camp.
This is when things get real. Furiously tap your screen to deploy your troops and defeat the goblins.
But that'll cost you 250 gems. Note: Once you run out of gems, you'll either have to wait a while to make your next move, or fork over real cash.
The next step is to pump Elixir from the underground Ley Line. Elixir is essential for training troops and building structures.
But just when you think you're done, Clash of Clans prompts you to keep spending your in-game currency. You get the idea.
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