Viber, the leading messaging, voice and video platform, announced a major expansion in its app with the launch of Viber Games. This is the third major release for Viber in as many months, following the addition of Mobile Video Calls and Viber Public Chats, as well as numerous other features. Viber has partnered with a number of leading game developers to bring unique gaming experiences to the platform featuring Viber characters and exclusive content.
Viber Games is now available in Belarus, Malaysia, Israel, Singapore and Ukraine and will be rolled out to the rest of the world in a staggered release
The launch line-up features Viber Candy Mania and Viber Pop from leading mobile game network Storm8 and Wild Luck Casino from leading casual games developer, Playtika. The games were built using “Viber Connect”, a new private API that allows users to sign in with their Viber ID to connect with their friends and contacts on Viber, send them gifts and brag about their achievements. Additionally, users will be able to send game invites via Viber, and see what games their friends are currently playing. The games will be promoted via the Games section and will be free to download via Google Play and the App Store. Access to additional features will be available via in-app purchases.
Three games will be available at launch:
Viber Candy Mania by Storm8 – Sweeten your day with a delightful new game! Follow Viber’s popular sticker characters Violet and Legcat through the levels, as you match and collect candies in this sugar-filled puzzle adventure.
Viber Pop by Storm8 – The best bubble puzzle adventure game yet! Defeat the Evil Bubble Wizard and rescue little buddies. And, for the first time ever, you can play with your favorite Viber character, Legcat!
Wild Luck Casino by Playtika – From the makers of Slotomania, an authentic slots experience is at your fingertips with an exciting range of games to choose from. Play with your friends to win free coins and prizes, then share the good vibes by sending gifts.
Additionally, Viber Games will provide users with multiple new ways to interact via Viber, including:
- – Gift sending: Send gifts to your Viber friends; receive rewards for the more gifts you send
- – Leaderboards: See how your scores stack up versus your Viber friends’
- – Invite friends: Invite your Viber friends to download the games to play with you
- – Bragging: Tell your friends when you beat their high scores
- – Friend progression: See what levels your friends have reached in the game
- – See what games your friends are currently playing
Viber Games is expected to be available worldwide by January 2015, with more games added to the line-up soon after.