Hooper, who co-founded Zipline with gaming veteran Patrick Meehan, just passed more than 10,000 signups for its Moai development platform. The technology allows game developers to quickly make changes to the code base of their products so they can be simultaneously rolled out across various mobile, PC and tablet platforms, from Android to iOS to Chrome.
In fact, the company just returned from last week’s big Google I/O conference in the Bay Area, an event that Hooper said was a huge deal given how important Android and tablet computers are in gaming now.
Zipline also uses the platform to develop its own games, including Wolf Toss and a new title now available in Canada called Slots Tycoon. Hooper tells us that the casino style game will be released in the U.S. later this month.
Zipline raised $400,000 last summer and added Shane Kim, the former corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, to the board. It now employs 16 people at its offices in the South Lake Union neighborhood.
Previously on GeekWire: Android and iPhone game development in a snap: That’s the promise of Zipline