Rising High: David Guo’s Vision Fuels Evony and Top Games’ Success

The July report from Data.ai places Top Games Inc. at #13 among the top-grossing businesses in the United States across Google Play and Apple App Stores. In the mid-2010s, CEO David Guo recognized the shift of video gaming from desktops to mobile devices. Top Games Inc. responded with a platform offering high-quality, responsive mobile gaming experiences.

David: Steering Evony to Mobile Gaming Success

David Guo, a technology and online gaming enthusiast, began his career in multimedia management software, later venturing into cybersecurity with firewall software development. In 2009, noting a lack of focus on user experience in the gaming industry, he joined Top Games Inc., applying his physics degree and passion to the video game sector.

“For gamers, a game is not just a hobby or entertainment but a way of life. Mobile gaming is now pivotal, in fact, to everything we do at Top Games Inc.,said David.

David is a visionary and ambitious entrepreneur. Even before the mobile gaming trend took off, he foresaw the rise of mobile games and led a professional team to transition from primarily social media-based flash games to mobile games. With a user-centric approach and a grounded mindset, he consistently improved the user experience in all aspects of game development and team management.

“We aimed to create the best gaming experience possible and to cultivate long-lasting gaming communities that would continually enhance that experience,”

Under Guo’s leadership, Top Games Inc. emphasizes rigorous product testing and rapid scaling to enhance the gaming experience. This commitment to user-centric design contributed significantly to the success of their flagship game, Evony.

Evony: The King’s Return

Evony: The King’s Return, a real-time MMO war-strategy mobile game, allows players to choose from seven civilizations — American, Chinese, European, Russian, Korean, Arabian, and Japanese. The game’s immersive role-playing experience is enhanced by auto-translation features, enabling global players to interact seamlessly.



Evony offers players diverse roles, from warlords to diplomats, capturing the essence of these positions realistically. The game also includes challenging puzzles, a key element that keeps players engaged with new scenarios and scenes.

The game boasts a fusion of major civilizations from history, each with its unique civilization talents and distinctive architectural styles. As a result, players encounter legendary heroes like Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc, George Washington, Wu Zetian, Charles the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, Qin Shi Huang, Alexander, and Oda Nobunaga within the game’s immersive world.

Top Games Inc. – Top-Grossing Game Developer

Top Games Inc. (TPI), established in 2015, is a global independent developer and publisher of online and mobile games. The company has a global presence, with games available in over 150 countries and 26 languages, and boasts over one hundred million players worldwide. Known for its high-ranking titles on download and revenue lists, Top Games Inc. continues to innovate with upcoming releases like Salon Superstars and Mafia Origins.

Super Bowl Ad: A Winning Strategy

In 2017, Top Games Inc. launched a global marketing campaign featuring a Super Bowl ad for their game, Evony. The extended cut, “The Battle of Evony,” received an Exemplary Cinematography Merit Award and ranked second in the Top 10 Music & Sound Award Super Bowl Commercials. According to data.ai’s tracking records, this campaign contributed to Top Games Inc. becoming one of April’s top-grossing game developers. Specializing in mobile strategy titles, TPI achieved a record-breaking sales rank, placing ninth among overall-grossing RPG companies in the United States and entering the top 10 highest-grossing developers on both the App Store and Google Play for the first time.

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