BILBAO, Spain and LOS ANGELES, October 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- One year after its launch, the online HTML5 game editor has reached over 10,000 users.
- WiMi5 is one of the two game creation tools recommended by Google Chrome Web Store.
- The education sector has shown great interest in this tool, and several institutions are already giving video game classes with WiMi5.
- Several media outlets have described WiMi5 as the WordPress of video games, or the replacement for Flash.
- Its founders are currently preparing a second round of investment to exponentially grow the community.
WiMi5 is an HTML5 online game editor. In its first year, it has attracted more than 10,000 developers who have used this cloud-based toolkit to create, publish, and monetize multiplatform video games.
Since its launch, WiMi5 has shown it's capable of completing the entire video game lifecycle, with titles published in major portals and app stores. One example is "Ghost It!", published on Google Play, Amazon App Store, Firefox Marketplace, Chrome Web Store and several Web game portals.
This first version is showing the high interest there is in the developer community for this type of solutions. Leading stores like Google's Chrome Web Store already recommend WiMi5 as one of the few online solutions for creating web games. Other media label WiMi5 as the Wordpress of video games, validating the market's interest in this type of tools.
Right in the middle of the technological revolution on the web due to the HTML5 standard, WiMi5 has transcended the entertainment sector and is creating special interest in sectors such as gamification and education, where there is high demand for interactive web content. Some initiatives, such as Aulamentor, promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Education, list WiMi5 as a substitute for Flash in game creation. Other training centers, such as ViveLabs Bogotá, are already giving WiMi5 classes to entrepreneurs in the audiovisual content sector.
WiMi5 is now preparing a new round of investment internationally with expert investors in the video game industry. The goal is to evolve the product and increase the developer community exponentially.
WiMi5 is a Spanish headquartered company based in Bilbao. WiMi5 is a spin-off from Tecnalia, the largest R&D center in southern Europe. Raúl Otaolea, cofounder and CEO of WiMi5, has more than 15 years' experience in the video game sector. Raúl's vision is that the web is the next gaming platform, and his ambition is to make WiMi5 the best tool imaginable for creating, publishing, and monetizing them. In addition to the founders, WiMi5 is lucky enough to have well-known and well-respected partners in Spain, such as Carlos Blanco, Enisa, and other business angels who've caught the WiMi5 spirit.
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