SOURCE: Storm8


March 03, 2015 10:00 ET

Storm8 Celebrates 1 Billion Downloads

Leading Mobile Game Network Marks Milestone by Unveiling New Storm8 Brand and Immortalizing One Lucky Player

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - GDC 2015 -- Leading mobile game network Storm8 today announced that its games have now been downloaded more than 1 billion times. To celebrate, Storm8 is immortalizing the first eligible player* who downloaded its newest hit, Restaurant Story 2, after the milestone as an in-game character. The lucky player, Ohio resident Amanda Snider, is also receiving a new iPad mini 3 and 1 billion Storm8 gems in Restaurant Story 2.

"One billion downloads is a huge milestone, unmatched by most in the mobile market, and representing nearly six years of hard work and millions of hours of play," said Storm8 CEO Perry Tam. "We wanted to mark it in a big way, by celebrating the most important reason for our success: Storm8 players, who inspire us daily to keep creating new ways to play and explore."

Storm8 is dedicated to building a world of play, with high-quality experiences throughout its network that foster curiosity, discovery and moments of joy, again and again. Storm8's 1 billion downloads have led to more than 76 billion game sessions, with hundreds of millions of players enjoying more than 2 billion hours of gameplay in the Storm8 network. More details on today's milestone can be found in Storm8's 1 billion downloads infographic at

Storm8 also unveiled a new brand identity, uniting all of its game brands under the newly created "Storm8 Studios" banner. The new Storm8 logo features two puzzle pieces that interlock to reveal an endless monogram of the letters "S" and "8," representing the infinite ways to discover play within the Storm8 network. The refreshed identity reflects Storm8's continued momentum and strong positioning in the market as the company enters its next stage of growth. 

"We knew we had something special when we founded Storm8," said Tam. "Since then, we've grown from a self-funded start-up into a thriving mobile network of more than 45 games spanning multiple genres across Apple's App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. We remain as excited as ever about continuing our mission to deliver joy to our players and create the largest mobile network."

Storm8 at GDC 2015

  • Storm8 will be at booth CC2212 in The Career Center at the Moscone Center throughout the show, where attendees can learn more about Storm8 as well as discover their next career adventure.
  • The first 300 visitors to the Storm8 booth can grab a chef's hat to redeem a free meal from the Storm8 and Restaurant Story 2-branded food truck parked at 651 Howard Street (at Third Street) on Thursday, March 5, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Tim LeTourneau, Storm8's chief creative officer, will present "Perfecting The Recipe for Success: Restaurant Story 2 Postmortem" on Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m.

*First player past 1 billion download mark to 1) install Restaurant Story 2 with Facebook Connect enabled and 2) respond to Storm8 communication within 24 hours. Player is at least 18 years old, a US resident and agreed to sign consent/release form for avatar. 

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