Today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, mobile games company Storm8 announced a milestone for its many titles: its games have surpassed one billion total downloads. The Restaurant Story 2 company is celebrating the success by immortalizing one lucky player of the restaurant simulation game as an in-game character (as well as rewarding them with an iPad mini 3 and one billion Storm8 gems in the game).
Plus, Storm8 has released an infographic detailing some impressive gameplay numbers for its overall catalog, including the fact that over 157 million dragons have been hatched in Dragon Story, and over 82 billion dishes have been served in Restaurant Story 2.
Over 156 billion total gameplay minutes have been played across the entire Storm8 catalog, with its one billion downloads equaling three game downloads for every single person in the United States. Over 948 million friend connections have been made across the Storm8 games network.
In a statement, Storm8 CEO Perry Tam commented on the company’s success:
One billion downloads is a huge milestone, unmatched by most in the mobile market, and representing close to six years of hard work and millions of hours of play. 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.
As part of this celebration, Storm8 has unveiled its new brand identity, uniting all of its games under the new “Storm8 Studios” banner.
We knew we had something special when we created Storm8. 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.
As part of its GDC presence, the first 300 visitors to the Storm8 booth can grab a chef’s hat to redeem a free meal from a Restaurant Story 2-branded food truck near the convention.
Check out the complete Storm8 infographic below.