Storm8, one of the premier mobile game developers for iPhone and Android has just launched 3 of its popular mobile titles with Facebook connectivity. This announcement comes in lieu of Facebook’s recent announcement to support third party mobile apps with its social infrastructure from within its own mobile apps. More after the jump.
According to the press release the games being launched are World War, iMobsters and Vampires Live – three of Storm8’s most popular titles. Each game will have Facebook tie-ins and viral messaging connected to Facebook’s mobile apps in an effort to gain a user base in a more viral manner that Facebook’s web app developers enjoy. Each game is coded in HTML5 and works across all devices, with cross platform support.
Due to the new functionality Facebook announced, players will be able to join Storm8 games directly from the Facebook mobile app and not have to reconnect to Facebook once in the games. Storm8’s games follow the more traditional RPG setup and offer players features to create alliances, mobs and clans and invite friends to them. In addition, the integration of Storm8 titles with Facebook Open Graph Custom Actions allow messages to be shared to the Ticker stream.
“With more than 210 million downloads, we’ve proven the enormous demand for our massively multiplayer mobile social games,” said Perry Tam, CEO, Storm8. “Now we’re bringing that same excitement to mobile users on the world’s largest social network. By hooking our hottest games into Facebook, we’re opening them up to a much larger audience and making it even easier for players to get friends involved. While it’s more fun for our players, it’s also a huge growth opportunity for us.”
Storm8 has quickly grown to become one of the leading mobile gaming companies, achieving a million dollar revenue day back in June. Storm8’s rise was quiet as it reached 4 million DAUs on iOS and Android without raising any funding. According to sources familiar with the company, Storm8 has been pursuing more funding, with Techcrunch reporting that the company may be raising $300M at a $1B valuation.
Facebook’s mobile platform announcement is big and the social networking giant has also released its official iPad App boasting multi-conversation chat, photo browsing and all the notifications and messages that come with the standard Facebook experience.