With over 1.Eight billion downloads, Storms and Halfbrick Studios Carry Immediately Playable Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride Video games to the Rising Markets | Information

SINGAPORE and BRISBANE, Australia, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hyper-casual cellular recreation (HCG) writer and social instant-play gaming firm, Storms immediately introduced an unique partnership with Halfbrick Studios, an Australia based mostly indie recreation developer, to transform widespread cellular hit video games – Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride – into social prompt video games’ format with authentic core gameplay and property.

Whereas smartphone penetration price continues to rise within the creating world, cellular web connectivity entry ranges stay beneath a 3rd[1] for the rising markets. Storms’ mission of creating cellular video games accessible to 7 billion cellular customers worldwide[2] implies that for the primary time, the poorly linked demographic inside rising markets get to entry high marquee video games, whereas the younger and older demographics from developed markets with digital literacy gaps can play video games on an internet platform with out having the necessity to obtain from app shops.

The group can be within the works of incorporating a social factor for each Halfbrick classics inside its prompt gaming ecosystem to additional enrich gaming communities’ general expertise. For the primary time ever, Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Pleasure Experience followers will get to take part in pleasant event modes to compete on their scores. Each video games will probably be made obtainable in April 2021 on Storms’ social prompt gaming Android app and internet platform, in addition to unique companion platforms in rising markets.

David Yin, CEO of Storms, stated, “2020 was a 12 months that introduced gaming to the forefront for recreation builders around the globe. As we proceed to advance into 2021, collaborations resembling this partnership with Halfbrick Studios are vital cornerstones for Storms to make recreation expertise inclusive. We’re extraordinarily proud to raise rising markets’ cellular gaming expertise to the very best requirements via frictionless gaming on marquee titles mixed with social play components.”

“Slicing” A New Area for Social Immediate Video games

Halfbrick Studios is effectively acquainted within the gaming scene because the creator of the massively widespread Fruit Ninja, a cellular app recreation that launched in 2010 and have become a cultural phenomenon with downloads exceeding 1 billion earlier than its fifth birthday. Based on cellular consultancy App Annie, Fruit Ninja is the primary most downloaded iOS gaming app throughout 141 nations within the Informal class and the title has additionally led to a Fruit Ninja comedian miniseries from Dynamite in 2017.

Constructing on the success of Fruit Ninja, the studio launched Jetpack Joyride in 2011 which has subsequently grown to 750 million+ downloads. The runner motion online game was additionally extremely reviewed with a 9/10 rating score on GameRankings, Eurogamer, IGN and PocketGamer. It was subsequently awarded for the Finest Motion/Arcade recreation, Finest Total Recreation on PocketGamer and Apple Design Award throughout WWDC 2012.

Shainiel Deo, CEO and Founding father of Halfbrick Studios, reaffirms the studio’s curiosity in linking palms with Storms and says, “This joint-partnership with Storms to develop next-gen prompt video games is a game-changer to authentic video games’ participant longevity, and reinforces our mission to make cellular video games simpler to find and to play.”

For many who are thinking about being the primary to have a social gaming expertise on the 2 Halfbrick classics titles, take a look at Storms’ official web site and LinkedIn for the newest updates.

About Storms

Storms is a gaming startup invested in by Singtel, AIS & SK Telecom, with a concentrate on strategic initiatives starting from hyper informal video games publishing to social instant-play video games and video games consultancy. The Storms group is made up of gaming veterans who’re captivated with making gaming inclusive for billions from the rising markets, and devoted to gasoline the expansion of indie and mid-size recreation studios to excel in international markets.

For extra info, go to https://storms.com/.

About Halfbrick Studios

Halfbrick is knowledgeable recreation improvement studio based mostly in Brisbane, Australia. Based in 2001, Halfbrick has been on the forefront of the Australian recreation improvement business for a few years from humble beginnings creating licensed titles for platforms resembling GBA, DS and PSP, the corporate has expanded its portfolio to incorporate a variety of vastly profitable, independently launched video games on a number of platforms. With the success of Fruit Ninja and Jackpack Pleasure Experience, Halfbrick has catapulted to grow to be probably the most well-known indie builders on this planet.

For extra info, go to https://www.halfbrick.com/.

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