Clash of Clans now available for Android (Updated)

Update: Clash of Clans is now available on Google Play, and has already been downloaded over 100,000 times.

The free-to-play title is compatible with Android devices running 4.0.3 and up, and works on both phones and tablets.

Get it now on Google Play.

Fans of Supercell’s mega-hit iOS game, Clash of Clans, will have another reason to get lost in the world, and lose a few dollars doing so, when the game gets launched on Android some time in the future.

At a fan event early this week, the company admitted that it has been working on an Android version for some time, lead by the need to secure eyeballs in Asia, where Android is much more dominant than iOS. Until now the company, whose game has been bringing in close to $2.4 million in daily revenue from in-app purchases, said there was no need or incentive to bring the Clash of Clans to Android due to the low returns on investment. Things have clearly changed in that regard.

Clash of Clans is a massively multiplayer online game where you build up a fortress and battle others for access to land and resources. It’s one part Starcraft, one part World of Warcraft, and the game has proven to be incredibly addictive and successful. Like many free-to-play games, Supercell limits the number of activities users can do in a given time frame, which can be overcome by paying for gems and using them to perform tasks.

Android users have had to make do with cheap CoC knock-0ffs so far, but it looks like the real thing is coming soon. The game is currently in closed beta, and may be released to Google Play as an open beta in the coming weeks.