Post-App Store developer platform Blackstorm’s first showcase instant games launch on Facebook


In Ernestine Fu’s future, you shouldn’t have to wait more than a few seconds to launch a game or an app to connect with a friend. In fact, a few seconds might even be too long.

That’s what prompted the birth of Blackstorm, a development platform that has the tools to build high-fidelity applications — the same you might get from an app in the App Store — in HTML5 and run within different environments like messenger apps and browsers. After launching a games studio earlier this month, the company is now rolling out some initial titles that it built internally on that technology on Facebook’s Instant Games.

The table stakes behind a platform like this, and the games Blackstorm are launching, is that they are able to load “instantly,” just like Facebook’s name for the…

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