TOKYO, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Game Closure Japan (ゲームクロージャージャパン, Corporate HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo), the Japanese subsidiary of Blackstorm Inc. (Corporate HQ: Mountain View, California, USA, Company CEO: Michael Carter), announces the change of its name to "Blackstorm Japan" (ブラックストームジャパン) starting June 2017.
Context of Change:
Parent company Blackstorm Inc. creates post-app store technology, including proprietary HTML5 acceleration technology, a suite of next-generation game engines, and a lightweight universal development environment that can be used to create and share high-performance applications. The company aspires to exist in a world free of the constraints and limitations of app stores — and provides the technology to create and enable that.
Blackstorm Inc. builds on the technology of its predecessor company, Game Closure Inc., a company founded by Michael Carter, Tom Fairfield and Martin Hunt. Blackstorm Inc. was founded in 2016 by the original founders of Game Closure Inc., and venture capitalist Ernestine Fu, who invested an undisclosed amount to purchase a blend of founder shares, common shares and preferred shares in the company.
Since formation, Blackstorm Inc. has commercialized years of research and development completed by Game Closure Inc., and formed strong partnerships with Facebook Inc. and Rakuten Inc. to bring their best-in-class technology to new platforms. In balancing a deep dedication to technology with a strong commercial focus, Blackstorm Inc. is primed to lead the creation of a post-app store ecosystem.
The Japanese subsidiary's name change to Blackstorm Japan as of June 2017 increases the company's global branding consistency. With the name change, Blackstorm Japan will use Blackstorm's global branding.
The name Blackstorm represents a new vision of the future of apps that will take the world by storm, and remake the way in which users discover and interact with apps.
Tako (Japanese for "octopus") is the company's fun and feisty octopus mascot and reflects these goals. Tako represents the best traits of octopuses: superior intelligence while maintaining maximum agility.
New Company Name: Blackstorm Japan KK (ブラックストームジャパン株式会社)
Date of Modification: June 1st, 2017
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SOURCE Blackstorm Japan KK