18 Apr

Storm8 Hawaii Trip!

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Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii! Hard work never goes unappreciated at Storm8. Our amazing founders took all of us to Honolulu for an employee appreciation trip! We stayed at the wonderful Modern Honolulu right near Waikiki Beach. Stormies spent the weekend enjoying fun group activities and delicious food on the island.

Read more about our island trip after the jump!

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28 Mar

It’s a Wrap: A GDC 2014 Recap

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It seems like only a few months ago, we were prepping for yet another busy GDC. And now, it’s over! GDC 2014 came by swiftly – with a fun-filled week of parties, meetings, awesome expo showcases and interesting talks. It certainly didn’t disappoint.

As we wrote earlier this week, Storm8 kicked off GDC 2014 with a party that we hosted at Roe in San Francisco on Tuesday night. Here are a few snaps from the shindig, in case you missed it, or if you were there, feel free to tag and share.

Read more about all the Storm8 @ GDC happenings below!

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26 Mar

Storm8’s GDC Party at Roe SF!

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After a fun day at work, Stormies headed to San Francisco to share the fun with other industry enthusiasts! It was a great party to attend after an eventful day at the Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center. This year, Storm8 hosted a party at the elegant Roe Restaurant, conveniently located a block away from where GDC was being held.

Excited to see what went on at this year’s party? Keep reading to find out after the jump!

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21 Mar

Storm8’s 5th Year Anniversary!

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Storm8 recently celebrated its 5th anniversary! You may remember last year’s exciting party that we were able to enjoy in the comforts of our own office. As we continue to grow, we’ve had to make more room for us to party! The anniversary party was held at a local, luxury hotel with sky-high ceilings, decorated with sparkling light fixtures, colorful glass tubes with floating flowers, and soft lit tea candles. The ambience was spectacular and on par with our regular Storm8 shindigs.

Read more about our fun times below!

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10 Dec

Now Introducing War of Dragons for iOS!

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Battle alongside your mighty allies in this War of Dragons, defeating formidable foes on your journey! Do you have what it takes to become the supreme Summoner? Match and swap magical runestones to battle your enemies and unleash powerful combos in a game where classic RPG adventure meets puzzle strategy.

War of Dragons is now available in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

  • MATCH 3 or more runestones to attack your enemies! More matches mean stronger combination attacks!
  • COLLECT super rare Beasts, Dragons, and Gods to build the ultimate team!
  • LEVEL UP and EVOLVE your monsters into unstoppable warriors! 
  • CHALLENGE yourself and your Army by battling through hundreds of monster-filled dungeons!
  • WORK TOGETHER with fellow Summoners to take down Epic dungeon bosses!
  • SPECIAL EVENTS every day for chances to win FREE Diamonds and rare Monsters!

Download and play War of Dragons from the App Store!

With tons of ferocious monsters to battle and capture, your journey will be filled with excitement. Explore and conquer the dangerous Dungeons to become the best Summoner in the world!

28 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at Storm8, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! 

There will be limited support available during the holiday break. We will try to assist you as soon as possible, but during this time, we recommend that you check out the Storm8 forums for any gameplay questions.

If you have a new device, please see this thread for detailed steps on how to transfer your account using your Storm8 ID and password.

8 Nov

Halloween Spooktacular Event!

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Trick or Treat? Folks here at Storm8 enjoyed a fang-tastic treat this past week to celebrate the most spooky time of the year! Zombies, robots and ghouls gathered for something to munch on and to check out the frightful costume contest. Read more, if you dare, for a Halloween scare!

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1 Nov

Career Spotlight: Storm8 takes game industry events by storm

October was yet another busy month for the Storm8 executive team as they took on a couple of conferences around the Bay Area to share their expert perspective on the social mobile gaming landscape.


Global Game Stars at GMIC 2013

Storm8 CEO Perry Tam took to the stage at GMIC 2013 in San Francisco on October 22. It was GMIC’s second year in the Bay Area and the conference attracted some American and international heavyweights in the mobile and Internet sectors. Storm8 was, of course, featured in the Global Game Stars track, which is where top executives from the world’s leading games and apps companies come together to discuss all-things mobile games.

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Perry shared some best practices on effective user acquisition strategies alongside executives from PlayFirst, Glu Mobile, InMobi and Fiksu. Steel Media’s Chris James moderated the lively panel just before lunch.

Perry’s advice to budding mobile game developers is to treat user acquisition similar to running a free-to-play business. Different partners have different users and offer very different values. What’s important is to track and test each one of them and double down on what works for you. Just because one strategy works for another company, it doesn’t mean it’ll work for your own games. Tuning and iteration is key to effective user acquisition. 


The Battle Royal: GamesBeat 2013

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VentureBeat’s GamesBeat conference was held close to Storm8’s headquarters this year at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood Shores. Gaming has become such a big part of the mobile ecosystem that instead of holding GamesBeat alongside VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference, they decided to expand the agenda and return as a standalone conference focused solely on games.

Storm8’s General Manager Vatsal Bhardwaj participated on a panel on “developing mobile ads that don’t suck.” The breakout session was very well received, with the room quickly filling up. All panelists agreed that close to 80 percent of mobile ads today don’t live up to players’ expectations, often being too disruptive or just uncreative. Vatsal’s advice is for developers to really focus on the message that they would like to deliver within the ad content. And, like developing mobile games, testing and iteration also play a key role in developing effective ads. Appropriate placement of ads within a game is also extremely crucial. Placing them at logical breaks within a game is important to ensure that players are not distracted from their gameplay.

If you’re interested in more insightful conversations like these, why not check out our Careers page, and join the Storm8 team!  

28 Oct

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25 Oct

Storm8 Hosts Stanford Students!

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As Storm8 grows, we continue to search for top-notch talent, especially from right in our backyard! We recently held a Panel Discussion for a small group of Stanford students. These guests, who are members of the Stanford Computer Forum, included Freshmen all the way up to students working on their Master’s Degree.

The Panel Discussion featured two of our lead Engineers giving a mobile tech talk and shared stories of how they identify, investigate, and resolve some of our nastiest bugs (pro tip: it involved late night coding sessions laying atop a Totoro bean bag). Following the discussion, our Recruiting Manager led a Q&A session with a few Engineers and Product Managers at Storm8. The attendees had the rare opportunity to ask questions about the industry and what it was like to work at Storm8 in a more intimate setting.

When all was said and done, the Stanford students left with a better idea of what it was like working in the mobile industry and, more specifically, at Storm8.

Do you think you’d enjoy being in this open work culture? Check out our featured opportunities on our Careers page!