Agar.io isn’t the first game to get 2 billion views on YouTube, but it’s one of the most unique.
Twenty-one* other franchises have generated that many views on YouTube, and most of them are AAA blockbusters with cutting-edge graphics like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. Agar.io, a 2D game of circles consuming each other, is one of the few independently developed efforts to reach the milestone. The game’s official YouTube channel also surpassed 1 million subscribers.One of the biggest stars of the Agar.io world is Jumbo, who started by uploading one Agar.io gameplay video every week. In less than seven months, it became one of the fastest channels to reach 1M subscribers in the history of YouTube.
Like a circle that just can’t stop eating smaller circles, Agar.io continues to grow. Sometimes you need fancy hardware or a lot of money to try the latest trending games, but if you want to try this one just head to https://agar.io and you can be playing in seconds.
— Jeff Rubin
*The other 21 titles, starting with the biggest one globally: Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, League of Legends, FIFA, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Clash of Clans, Garry’s Mod, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Angry Birds, The Sims, Dota 2, Yo-Kai Watch, World of Tanks, Happy Wheels, Team Fortress 2, Plants vs. Zombies, Assassin’s Creed, Destiny, Puzzle & Dragons, and Mortal Kombat.