Galatron, BVG’s fast-paced space shooter, launches today on Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games platform.
Galatron puts players in the pilot’s seat of the Valkyrie: a sleek, powerful starfighter with the most advanced weaponry in the fleet. It’s up to you as pilot to blast through waves of alien ships, dodge devastating meteors and battle epic bosses in a quest to save the galaxy. Players can upgrade their weapons, customize their ships and rack up bonuses for obliterating whole waves of invaders as they work to achieve high scores and climb the ranks in order to become the best fighter pilot of all.
Galatron coming to Facebook Messenger’s Instant Gaming platform means that you can play the game right now: on any device where you’re already using Facebook messenger. We created the game in HTML5 to make it instantly playable, but another benefit is that you won’t ever have to download, install, or update the game. Just open it on Facebook Messenger, and play!
This is precisely why BVG has invested so many years of work in HTML5 instant gaming. Our CEO and co-founder Albert Lai explains it best:
“Big Viking Games has been at the forefront of HTML5 development, and with Galatron we’re able to really showcase that technology and show what a game on messenger can look like. Galatron has features and gameplay that many thought were impossible in an instant messenger game so we’re excited for players to see that and realize that this is really a viable platform for quality games.”
To play Galatron today:
1. Join any chat in Facebook Messenger
2. Tap the Instant Games icon at the bottom of the chat
3. Find Galatron and press PLAY
Our official press release on the subject of the the Galatron launch can be found below:
Big Viking Games Launches Galatron for Facebook Messenger
Space Shooter Game Showcases the Next Generation of Instant HTML5 Messenger Games
TORONTO and LONDON, ON – (December 15, 2016) – Strap in and prime the blasters to battle waves of alien attackers as fast-paced space shooter game Galatron launches today from Big Viking Games, the largest independent mobile and social game studio in Canada and a pioneer in HTML5 Messenger Instant Games. Available on Facebook Messenger (mobile and desktop) for free, Galatron has players blast through hordes of alien ships, dodge devastating meteors and battle epic bosses in a quest to save the galaxy.
As pilot of a sleek and powerful starfighter, Valkyrie, it’s up to players to maneuver tactfully during intense dogfights and lead their squadron to victory. To help in the fight, players can upgrade their weapons, customize their ships and rack up bonuses for obliterating waves of invaders. Then use these scores to challenge friends on Facebook and see who is the top pilot in the universe.
“Big Viking Games has been at the forefront of HTML5 development, and with Galatron we’re able to really present that technology and show what a game on messenger can look like,” said Albert Lai, Co-founder and CEO of Big Viking Games. “Galatron has features and gameplay that many thought were impossible in an instant messenger game so we’re excited for players to see that and realize that this is really a viable platform for quality games.”
For more information on Galatron please visit the game’s website or follow Big Viking Games on Facebook and Twitter.
About Big Viking Games
Big Viking Games, founded in 2011, is the industry leader in HTML5 Messenger Instant Games, and also the largest independent mobile and social game studio in Canada. The company has grown profitably for five years consecutively to a team of over 100 Vikings across two studios in Toronto and London, Ontario. Most recently the company has been winners of being a top 10 winner in the Great Place to Work Award, and the Deloitte Fast 50 & Fast 500 in 2016. Big Viking Games has become a leader in live operations and a pioneer of what is possible with mobile HTML5 technologies to redefine the future of mobile experiences. Their titles are played by millions of people on iOS, Android, Facebook, across a broad range of mobile messengers, and the mobile web.