Mancala is one of the oldest African indoor games, which is now available on mobile for both Android and iOS users. Players begin by placing a certain number of seeds, prescribed for the particular game, in each of the pits on the game board. A player may count their stones to plot the game. A turn consists of removing all seeds from a pit, “sowing” the seeds (placing one in each of the following pits in sequence) and capturing based on the state of board.
Mancala has been developed by Appon, makers of other popular games like Baseball vs Zombies, Legend vs Zombies and Restaurant Tycoon. Mancala is available on both iOS and Android platforms with single-player and multi-player game modes. Users can play against a random player or play against a friend by entering a unique username irrespective of the platforms they are on.This game also has in-app purchases in the form of exclusive boards. Users can also earn reward points by Liking the game on Facebook. These rewards points can in-turn be used to unlock the exclusive Mancala boards.
Mancala uses AppWarp Multiplayer Gaming Engine to enable a smooth and seamless real-time gameplay. AppWarp engine supports cross-platform gameplay, thus allowing Android users to play with iOS users and hence creating more engagement.
The game has achieved more than 2 Million Downloads on Android which bears a testimony to the popularity of this game.
Adding a multiplayer mode in addition to a single player mode always leads to more engagement between users and helps expanding your user base. AppWarp Real-time Multiplayer Engine allows you to build turn-based/MMO/RPG/PvP games across multiple platforms with inbuilt backend for rooms, lobbies, match-making, in-app chat, etc. Using AppWarp as a backend tool, Appon has been able to focus more on other important aspects of game development and saving down on resources.