Today Blackstorm Labs announced that they will be working with Rakuten and have plans to build entity named as “R games” in Japan and Asia. Blackstorm is a startup that is making the developers to build games and apps through HTML5.
Last November it was rumored that Blackstorm labs were working with Rakuten on some project. But today it was officially announced by the co-founder Ernestine Fu that they are working with Rakuten dovetails. The apps running on Blackstorm boot instantly maintaining the same quality of a regular app.
“If you think about any new distribution platform you try to create, you need to have premiere amazing content on that platform,” Fu said. “The game studio to feed some initial content. But at some point we’ll open to additional developers.”
Last year the Blackstorm Labs were clear that they would be creating a gaming based ecosystem around HTML5 technology and they won’t ship any of the existing employees to R games
“We built within two days this quick bubble shooter game — it was not polished at all,” Fu said. “We were able to take that game and show it to the folks at Rakuten. It was all these things that were rough but it was one of those big moments that there are new distribution platforms. At the time HTML5 tech was so rapidly changing, Google and Apple were a part of that,”
Games are still considered to be the strongest part of technology and Blackstorm Labs are working beyond games.The applications could probably be embedded within links which are provided in your feeds or messenger clients.