The social giant acquiring – via TechCrunch – team from HTML5 game platform Spaceport.io. Spaceport.io announced via its website that the team will be joining Facebook while it will continue to operate under the direction of co-founder Peter Relan and team from his incubator YouWeb which backed support. Spaceport was originally founded by Savage and Relan with YouWeb incubator as Sibblingz Inc and successful in raising $3 million in April 2012.
Here is what Spaceport.io says about the transaction:
After looking at Facebook’s mission of building best-in-class mobile experiences, as well as much internal discussion with my co-founder and mentor and YouWeb Incubator founder Peter Relan, our team saw a huge potential in working more closely with Facebook. With that said, today we’re announcing that the Spaceport.io team will move as a team to Facebook to make an even larger impact on the mobile world.
Meanwhile the Spaceport platform will continue to be in capable hands supported by my co-founder Peter Relan and his YouWeb team. Facebook will not be acquiring the technology itself, so developers can continue to build and create apps, games, and content unimpeded and with confidence that Spaceport will be around and fully supported for some time to come.