Habbo Hotel developer releases API for new games platform

Habbo Hotel developer Sulake has released a new API allowing games studios to publish browser games on the new Habbo Hotel gaming platform, the developer announced.

Using the API, developers will have access to Habbo Hotel's social graph and monetization engine, as well as the game's target audience of 13 to 18 year-old which make up its 4 million strong monthly userbase. Free promotion for all new titles is also promised.

"We have been thrilled to work with such a great bunch of talented game studios," said Sulake executive vice president of new revenue Antti Viitanen in a prepared statement. "Habbo offers developers globally a great opportunity to create games for the huge Habbo user base, especially now, when the platform isn't yet crowded with games."

Additional information on the API and platform is available here.

The Finnish social networking site began in 2000. Earlier this year the browser-based title was investigated for the appearance of violent and pornographic messages made by users of the website, causing Sulake to suspend all chat on the service while it reviewed the long-term plans for its community. Chat services were later reinstated.

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