Fresvii Raises $1.8M, Announces APPSTEROID Open Beta
Fresvii announced today that they have raised $1.8 million in funding thanks to Japanese VC firm Nissay Capital Co. and other angel investors. Another announcement made was that their mobile game cloud platform, APPSTEROID, is in open beta. APPSTEROID gives smartphone game developers new features to use in their titles, including one that hasn’t been seen in mobile games called Chatter. This feature allows Android and iOS players to communicate with each other while in game similar to Skype. Other features include:
In-Game Texting: Developers can easily integrate in-game texting into their mobile
games. Players can text to friends while playing their mobile game.
Leaderboards: Quickly integrate Leaderboards that display across both iOS and Android
devices. Developers can change the Leaderboards user interface to match their games’
Matchmaking: APPSTEROID will automatically find opponents across both iOS and Android
devices. Developers can setup and define filtering conditions to create the ideal
matchmaking systems for their games. The initial release supports turn-based games
with up to 16 players.
APPSTEROID’s services can be easily integrated into Android, iOS, and Unity platforms thanks to specifically designed SDKs that allow developers to add the components as needed. Game developers are already taking advantage of APPSTEROID’s open beta. Chris Pruett, CEO of Robot Invader, commented:
“APPSTEROID’s suite of game community tools lets me bypass the costly process of building social network infrastructure and focus on great game play instead.”
APPSTEROID is available now and is free to use on their website. For any mobile game developers out there, this does look like a good platform to check out.