22 Aug

Storm8 Accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

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When an opportunity arises to give back, Storm8 does not hesitate to show up to the plate. See our previous blogs about Giving Back to SJSU and the SFGH Toy & Book Drive.

You have probably heard of the social media phenomenon that is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This is an effort intended to help spread awareness and garner donations for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has since gone viral and many, including celebrities, have taken on the challenge. When our CEO was nominated, he invited the entire company to join him in completing the challenge (Watch the video here!). Not only did our CEO contribute to the cause, but the company will also be making a donation. Additionally, Storm8 is matching all employee donations to the ALS Association this week!

We’ve proven that we’re up to the challenge. Are you? We’re glad we were able to give to a worthy cause, and we hope we’ve helped bring awareness to this disease.

For more information about ALS or if you would like to donate, please visit ALSA.org.

8 Aug

Intern Outing: Go Karts!

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As a growing company, we continue to search for talent from all over. This includes some very bright individuals to come join us as interns. They have done such a great job this summer, so we really wanted to show our appreciation for all the hard work. After a long day’s work, we had a need…a need for speed! Our interns, along with a few of their team members, visited a local indoor go kart racing track to show off our skills behind the wheel. After all, it’s just like driving in a video game, right?

Read more about the excitement after the jump!

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4 Jul

Now Introducing Bingo: World Games!

It’s about to get festive in Rio! Join soccer fans from around the world in the international event of the year with Bingo: World Games! Relax on the warm Rio beaches or support your favorite team with international themed collectibles. There’s fun and exciting new content for everyone on iOS or Android!

  • Play your way through a NEW EXCLUSIVE ROOM!
  • FESTIVE MUSIC from Brazil sets the mood for fun and celebration!
  • TRAVEL TO RIO with this brand new Rio World Games themed makeover - even the announcers have dressed up for the Carnival fun!
  • COLLECT Treasure Chests for great rewards such as coins, extra boosts, tickets and more!
  • COMPLETE fun, themed Collections in every room to get more tickets and play even more!

Download and play Bingo: World Games from the App Store!

Download and play Bingo: World Games from Google Play!

Share your favorite themed Collections and brag about your fastest Bingos  on our Facebook page! Be sure to ‘Like’ us to receive all of the latest news for Bingo and Bingo: World Games right on your News Feed!

13 Jun

Wacky Olympics 2014

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Summer has arrived and we took full advantage of this perfect weather by hosting our annual Wacky Olympics, a day where the whole company takes over a park for a day of fun in the sun. It gives us a chance to get to know other Stormies we may not have had the chance to spend time with before. We randomly split off into teams where we form fresh alliances and use teamwork to roast the competition!

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Some activities required more finesse than others, as we raced across astroturf on wooden skis, fueled only by the speed of synchronized legwork. At Storm8, we all have each other’s backs and managed to ace the challenge without knocking each other over in domino fashion, an achievement not many can claim. It’s moments like these that gives the best stories to tell. How was your Friday? Oh, you know, went group skiing on astroturf. No big deal. 

See more wacky activities after the jump!

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20 May

We’ve doubled our gaming network to 400 million players in just a year!

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Hot on the heels of our 5th year anniversary and awesome company trip to Hawaii this Spring, we are very excited to share that we have doubled our gaming network in the last year. Today, more than 400 million people play Storm8 games worldwide, and the size of our network continues to expand! We’re absolutely thrilled about this achievement and we appreciate the support from fans of Storm8, including our brands TeamLava, Shark Party and FireMocha.

From day one, Storm8 has been focused on building a network of mobile games to entertain a wide range of players. Over the last 5 years, we’ve consistently delivered on this mission by creating a diversified portfolio of games across 5 different genres. As a result, today, we have more than 50 million monthly active users who play one of our 40+ games.

What’s driving this success? It’s our world-class team of Stormies.

Our 250-strong team works hard to ensure that every single game we release exceeds the quality bar that our gaming community expects. Are we done yet? No way! This year we plan to introduce more new games for both iOS and Android. As we approach a billion game downloads, we will continue to explore new possibilities to deliver compelling and entertaining content. Stay tuned for game news soon!

And, as always, we’re looking to grow the Storm8 team. Please visit our Careers page for more information.

9 May

2nd Annual Storm8 Health and Wellness Fair

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Recently, we were treated to our second annual Health and Wellness Fair. You may remember that last year’s fair was a hit, so our People Team organized it again this year to encourage healthy lifestyles. With the selection of snacks and refreshments available to us everyday at work, these special occasions are serious business! 

Read more about our healthy day after the jump!

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5 May

Now Introducing Pool by Shark Party for iOS!

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Get ready to sink some balls and tear up the felt! Do you have what it takes to hold your own down at the Pool Hall? Grab a cue and get ready to hustle your opponents. May the best Pool Shark win!

  • COMPETE head to head with players from all over the world in real time!
  • PLAY ANY TIME in Practice Mode - no Internet connection needed!
  • ENTER Tournaments to compete with up to 8 players in real time! Win all 3 rounds to be named Champion!
  • CUSTOMIZE your gear with unique Cue Sticks, Table Frames, Table Cloths, and Decals!
  • CHAT with your opponent while playing Online matches!
  • PLAY SOLO in Practice Mode against the timer to sharpen your skills!
  • PLAY A FRIEND in Pass & Play Mode on the couch, at work, on the bus, or anywhere!

Download and play Pool by Shark Party from the App Store!

Are you a natural with the cue? Brag about your victories on our Facebook page! Be sure to ‘Like’ us to receive all of the latest news for Pool by Shark Party right on your News Feed!

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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