Sulake Opens the Habbo Social Hub to Third Party Developers; Announces Partnership with UK-Based Game Developer Remode

Helsinki, Finland - Sulake, the parent company of Habbo Hotel, today announced its first partner for its third party development program that will bring new games to the world's largest social game and online community for teenagers at 10 million monthly unique users. Remode, a UK-based development studio specializing in online and mobile games, is currently developing the first game for the Habbo social hub.

“As a company with a proven track record in social and mobile games that also understands the needs and wants of the teen market, we couldn’t be happier to make Remode our inaugural development partner,” said Paul LaFontaine, CEO of Sulake.

The first title is scheduled to debut in Habbo in July. Details will be announced shortly.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named Sulake’s inaugural development partner as it will give us a unique opportunity to showcase our technology and gaming expertise to tens of millions of teenagers worldwide,” said Ella Romanos, Managing Director, Remode Studios.

“We are opening up our environment so that independent developers looking to reach a teen audience can benefit from our expertise with that age group, while our loyal user base will be enriched by the creative collective that only a worldwide team of game developers can bring to Habbo,” added LaFontaine.

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About Habbo Hotel and Sulake

Habbo Hotel is the world’s largest social game and community for teens. Users join by creating a fully customized online character called a Habbo. From there, they can explore wide variety of spaces and millions of rooms created by other users in the community, play a variety of games, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms, and have fun through creativity and self expression. Currently Habbo Hotel has customers in over 150 countries and the service is available in 11 language versions. To date, over 255 million characters have been created and 10 million unique users worldwide visit Habbo Hotel each month, spending a total of 45 million hours in the service.

Habbo Hotel is operated by Finnish company Sulake. With offices in 4 countries and headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, the company currently employs some 160 employees worldwide. <> <>  

About Remode

Remode is an interactive production and game development studio founded in 2007 by duo Ella Romanos and Martin Darby. Remode creates original games and works with clients, partners and brands to deliver engaging interactive experiences.


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