The platform named Teatime Live debuts its first game, Hyperspeed, and uses real-time video live stream to enhance communication and interaction between mobile gamers
London – 20th
The launch is part of the company’s efforts to make mobile gameplay a truly social experience and will allow other games studios to build new games on the platform, ushering in a new era of human interaction in gaming. The first game launching on the platform is Hyperspeed, a fast and furious space racer where players race against their friends while being able to see each other’s reactions in real time.
Over the last decade, the number of mobile gamers has exploded, but even as this number increases, the social elements of mobile gaming have not caught up. As the popularity of apps such as Snapchat and Instagram illustrate, image and video are a core part of how people want to interact with their friends on mobile. By combining live video, AR technology
Teatime’s new platform will put the social back in mobile gaming and offers a face-to-face connection with opponents. Every Teatime game begins by prompting new users to select a “Gameface”—an AR filter that is used during two-way live video as you play. The first game on the platform is Hyperspeed, a game in which players race their friends in outer space. After choosing a Gameface and starship, the game begins with
“Everyone at Teatime is incredibly excited to launch a new way to play mobile games, and we hope to see other games studios building interactive experiences on the platform. Hyperspeed is one example of a game using Teatime Live that we’ve created, but we expect to work with other game studios on many different genres” says Thor Fridriksson, co-founder and CEO of Teatime Games.“Our games are made to emphasise the social aspect of being able to play together. It will allow the players to communicate through shared experience, the way we used to. Technology has the capability to both entertain us and connect us, and we see no reason why it shouldn’t do both.”
Following a recent $9 million Series A, Teatime plans to launch several other social mobile games on the Teatime platform within the next year following launch. Teatime’s founders are Thor Fridriksson, CEO, Gunnar Holmsteinn, COO, Johann Thorvaldur Bergthorsson, CTO and Ymir Finnbogason, CFO. Teatime’s experienced group of founders are all former executives of QuizUp, the fastest growing mobile game in 2013 that turned into a worldwide phenomenon with over 100 million players. QuizUp revolutionized the world of mobile trivia games, and Teatime strives to do the same by making its latest games competitive, fun and most importantly: social.
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About Teatime Teatime was founded in 2017 and is the brainchild of the creators behind QuizUp. Teatime’s mission is to reinvent social games by combining augmented reality technology, live video streaming
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