Social and mobile game developer Plarium has announced it has reached a major milestone to end the year, as its titles have surpassed 130 million players across Facebook, iOS, Android and VK.com. Since the company’s foundation in 2009, the developer has released several hits on Facebook, including Total Domination, Magecraft, Pirates: Tides of Fortune and others.
Most recently, the company’s Sparta: War of Empires [pictured] was selected by Facebook as one of the best new games on the platform for 2014. The massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS) launched on Facebook in March 2014, and takes players to ancient Greece, where they create a city-state and protect it from the Persian threat.
“When we first launched Plarium, we wanted to break the mold – moving away from casual games and bringing a hardcore gaming experience to new platforms,” said Plarium co-founder and CMO Gabi Shalel, in a statement. “Since then, we have now grown the company’s presence to four studios spanning Europe to support our large and dedicated fan base around the globe.”
While Facebook is the company’s most popular platform, the developer plans to expand and release “new and ambitious games” for both social and mobile platforms throughout 2015, as well as “extensions” of their current titles that will launch by the end of 2014. Plarium released a mobile version of Magecraft in November.