AMSTERDAM, December 16, 2016 – Jewel Academy, one of the world’s most popular HTML5 match-3 games, has now also arrived on the new Instant Games service by Facebook. This Winter Edition for Instant Games includes a special Christmas look-and-feel and additional daily levels that count down to Christmas day.
Jewel Academy is a match-3 game with a great variety of possible jewel combinations, many power-ups and always changing grids. It has 280 levels with increasing difficulty, while new levels are added continuously. The game was originally released in December 2014 and has since been published via more than 400 different channels across the globe. Last month, the 7 million unique game-players milestone was reached.
Laurens Rutten, founder and CEO of CoolGames, said: “We are proud to have our best performing and most loved game now becoming available to millions of new users on Facebook. We look forward to further developing the game and to fully benefit from the inherent social benefits that Instant Games offers, such as playing with friends.”
Instant Games was released on November 29th and let’s people play games within seconds on Messenger and Facebook News Feed. The games are all built in HTML5 technology and can be played instantly across mobile devices (iOS and Android) and desktop. CoolGames was one of Facebook’s global launch partners with the development of Arkanoid on behalf of owner Taito. In the first two weeks after launch, millions of people across thirty countries have already been playing on Instant Games.