Expands social arcade portfolio with launch of Jewel Mania
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 15, 2012 – Storm8, the mobile social gaming leader, today announced that its total number of downloads has surpassed 400 million, underpinning the company’s continued upward business trajectory. To mark the milestone, Storm8 also announced the worldwide availability of Jewel Mania, the latest free-to-play title from its TeamLava brand and follow up to hit social arcade game Bubble Mania. Jewel Mania provides a fresh new twist to a classic match-3 game.
“Bubble Mania’s success contributed to what has already been a record-setting year for Storm8 and allowed us to surpass 400 million game downloads. Our mobile gaming network is now growing at the fastest rate we’ve ever seen in our company’s history,” said CEO Perry Tam. “The huge interest we received for Bubble Mania signaled a growing appetite for social arcade games, which is why we’re doubling down on this genre with Jewel Mania.”
The new milestone and Jewel Mania’s launch come on the heels of Storm8’s highly successful foray into the mobile social arcade genre last summer with its social bubble shooter game Bubble Mania reaching one million downloads in just 3 days. Bubble Mania remains on the top 25 grossing apps list in the App Store.
“Our ability to consistently expand into different genres quickly is the core part of the Storm8 DNA,” adds Tam. “We achieve this by hiring smart team members who are adaptive to a fast-paced and dynamic environment. From MMORPGs to simulation games, and now social arcade, we deliver the highest quality games in every category and tie in a strong social component that our users enjoy.”
Jewel Mania takes gamers on an adventure through an exciting world of puzzles, offering arcade-like features with a unique storyline to create a whole new level of social engagement not available in match-3 games today. Using Facebook Connect, Jewel Mania allows players to compete with friends by sharing and publishing high scores and achievements on their newsfeeds. Other Jewel Mania features include:
Jewel Mania is available to download from the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/app/id561326449.
About Storm8, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Storm8, Inc. is the leading developer of social games for iOS and Android, with more than 400 million total downloads to date. Storm8 is also home to three innovative brands TeamLava, Shark Party and FireMocha. Under these brands, Storm8 has amassed a network of over 100 million devices worldwide and continues to create engaging mobile social games that span genres – from casual arcade hit Bubble Mania, to social casual games like Pet Shop Story, Restaurant Story, Bakery Story and Dragon Story, to MMORPGs like World War, iMobsters and Vampires Live, and social casino games like Slots. Storm8 is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, please visit www.storm8.com.
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