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2021

Hiber Hits 1 Million Games Milestone

The Accomplishment Triggers the Release of More than 130 Additional Items and Assets for the Community to Use in Their Creations

Gothenburg, Sweden – May 13, 2021 – Hiber AB, today announced that it has passed its first major milestone with more than 1 million games created on the Hiber platform. The milestone marks massive growth over the past year in terms of monthly users, the number and percentage of people that are creating each month, and games created on the platform.

Hiber Surpasses 1 Million Games

“The road to the first million games really began to take shape when we released touch creation on mobile devices in October 2019,” said Mattias Johansson, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Hiber AB. “Since then, we have seen everything grow month over month and the community is constantly asking for more things with which to build. To celebrate the occasion, we are also releasing what we like to call “The Lost Assets” which includes many retired assets that we have used to create with, over the past few years, and we know the community is going to go wild.”

The Hiber platform enables anyone to create their own games, interactive 3D experiences and virtual worlds without the need to code. Users can start creating in seconds and publish their creations in just minutes, enabling them to use games and interactive 3D as a new form of self-expression. Wrapped with social features including chat, comments, likes and followers, Hiber is starting to attract the next wave of creators and influencers as they realize Hiber offers a unique opportunity to interact with fans and followers in meaningful ways. Check out Hiber via web browsers at: www.hiberworld.com

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2021

The Lost Assets

We’re launching over 130 new items and 10 new environments on HiberWorld.com!

The original sketchbook where many Hiber assets began

For ages, people have whispered about lost blocks from the early days of Hiber. Some assets can still be seen in the worlds created during this era but they are not easily found among the hundreds of thousands of worlds created.

The legend talks about even more hidden treasures long forgotten on servers and hard drives in The Physical World. There are whispers about magic, plants, animals and even cities that once existed but never seen by any living Hiberian today.

For a long time it was thought that the legend was just a legend. Until one day when a group of dedicated Hiberians decided to take on the quest to find The Lost Blocks. After digging through archives, collecting stories of old and reading through ancient documents, the pieces of the puzzle started to fall into place, and the legend slowly came to life. Then came the day that no one thought ever would come: The Lost Blocks were found.

Eternal Spring

An eternal spring is an impossibility in The Physical World but in Hiber nothing is impossible. Now you can create your own using the beautiful cherry blossom trees. The trees come in two different shapes, and you can enhance the vibe of your forest by adding cherry blossom petals that follow the wind using the new Cherry Blossom environment.

Architect Your Dream City

For those of you who like to build atmospheric games or urban shooters, we’ve dropped some city assets! Use the different house and street blocks to create your own virtual city, whether it’s inspired by the romantic streets of Paris, or a cool, urban block in New York City! 

City created on a mobile phone

10 New Environments

Explore the new environments, we have everything from an eerie Alien Green, and the enchanting Cherry Blossom to the windswept mountains in Spiky Canyon. Take your pick. 

Fan Favorites Return

We’ve also dug deep into our developer archives, and repurposed a lot of fan favorite items, so now there are a lot of fun little gifts that we think you are going to love! Want to make a dense forest filled with lovely animals or a rocket that takes you to the moon? Well now you can!

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These are just a few of the exciting additions to the platform. Play on HiberWorld.com now to explore the rest of the game blocks! The Blocks are available for both Create and Advanced Create Mode. Follow Hiber on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube to stay up to date with other exciting news!

Now, Go Bananas!

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Environment

Hiber Partners with Reforestation Non-Profit One Tree Planted

Hiber and One Tree Planted are Raising Awareness for Earth Month by Engaging Thousands of Gamers in Themed Virtual Experiences

April 22, 2021 – Hiber AB, the team behind the User Generated Content and game creation platform, HiberWorld.com, has partnered with One Tree Planted to raise awareness for Earth Month. The initiative marks Hiber’s first foray into supporting social causes it believes align closely with its core values and looks to plant 1,000 trees around the world in an effort to make the real world a better place. Anyone interested can donate to the campaign at: https://forest-fundraiser.raisely.com/t/hiber 

“It’s amazing to think that an idea six years ago has turned into a company, a wonderful community, and a platform that can help plant a forest somewhere on Earth. A forest that will live on for hundreds of years and be a home for all kinds of animals and plants.” said Mattias Johansson, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Hiber AB. “We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with One Tree Planted, and show our loyal Hibernians that we support this very worthy cause to sustain our planet. We hope we inspire the community to contribute to their program for everyone’s future.”

Hiber Celebrates Earth Month 2021

Throughout April, Hiber is rolling out a number of initiatives in support of Earth Month, including releasing an Earth Month-themed game and game avatar on HiberWorld.com. This initiative also asks members of the platform to create their own Earth Month-themed virtual worlds, and invite their friends. Hiber will leverage the theme to inform players about the organization One Tree Planted and encourage them to take part in a community fundraiser, to join in on the tree planting efforts. Hiber’s employees have already kicked off the contribution to the fund by donating to the cause of reforestation around the world. 

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Funding Hiberians

Eros Resmini Joins Hiber Board of Directors as Social Platform Receives Additional Funding

Former Chief Marketing Officer of Discord, and Investment Give Hiber Even More Firepower to Achieve its Business Vision

April 19, 2021Hiber AB today announced that Eros Resmini has joined the Hiber Board of Directors and has also invested in the company through The Mini Fund, a venture capital fund where he is the founder & managing partner. Resmini was previously an angel investor prior to becoming a founding executive at San Francisco based start-up Discord where he served as CMO. The new investment coincides with additional follow-on investments from Luminar Ventures, Wild Sloths OY, Bumble Ventures, Konvoy Ventures, GFR Fund, and SYBO, bringing the total funds raised to date to around $4.5 million. All the investors from the company’s Seed round last summer participated in the funding.

“Having Eros join our board, and invest in us is an amazing validation of Hiber’s opportunity and potential to empower Gen Z with a new medium for self-expression through games,” said Michael Yngfors, CEO and Co-founder of Hiber AB. “His experience in scaling Discord from its beginning into the dominant platform for communication amongst gamers, adds enormously to the knowledge base we can now tap into as we grow Hiber.”

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Funding Hiberians

Hiber Raises $2.25M Seed Round for Creative Content Platform

Massive Growth and More than 300K Games already in 2020 Lead to
Bumble Ventures, SYBO, Konvoy Ventures,
and GFR Fund Joining as New Investors

August 20, 2020 – Hiber AB announced the successful completion of a $2.25M financing (20M SEK) Seed round fueled by rapid growth in the platform’s audience and the number of games created on the platform. With no signs of slowing, Hiber’s user base has created over 300,000 games in 2020 as users flock to the platform. The funding round included existing investors Luminar Ventures, and Wild Sloths OY, and added Bumble Ventures, SYBO, Konvoy Ventures, and GFR Fund to the company’s list of backers. Hiber is using the funds to accelerate the development of its growing platform and to make key hires across its product and technology groups. As part of the round, Mathias Gredal Nørvig, CEO of SYBO, the studio that created Subway Surfers, will also be joining Hiber’s Board of Directors.

Hiber AB co-founders Mattias Johansson and Mikael Yngfors and the Hiber team
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Hiberians

Hiber Adds Game Industry Veterans

Johan Peitz takes on role of VP of Product and Lucas Hadin joins as Director of Business Intelligence

June 2, 2020 – Hiber AB announced some key additions to its product development team with Johan Peitz and Lucas Hadin, both previously at EA. The two games industry veterans further expand the team’s experience and add proven executives with data-driven product development expertise. 

Johan Peitz joins Hiber as VP of Product, coming from EA’s Ghost Games where he led the live service for the Need for Speed franchise. He has spent the last two decades making games, from electronic board games to massive mainstream games for Facebook, web, mobile, and consoles. Previous engagements include Head of Product and later Head of Games for mobile chat app Palringo, as well as founding and leading his own games studio Free Lunch Design. He has served in a variety of roles ranging from CTO to  Creative Director, to heading product management and games departments, and has a strong background in both social and mobile.

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Platform News

Hiber Launches New Shooter Game and In-Game Chat With Friends

Growing Social Games Platform Will Soon Let Players Use the New Multiplayer Features and Assets in Their Own Creations

April 2, 2020 – Hiber AB announced that it has released the Hiber Shooter, a free-to-play third-person shooter game featuring drones. The new arena shooter offers a new genre of games for players on the HiberWorld platform. The company also released Chat With Friends, a new social feature allowing community members that are friends on the platform to start private games that allow them to text chat in real-time while sharing multiplayer game experiences. Both features have been popular requests of the community and reflect Hiber’s goal to deliver a social platform that enables a generation to express themselves through games.

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Platform News

Hiber Launches Touch Creation Mode

With the Majority of Gen Z Interacting with Content Via Mobile, Touch Devices, Hiber Brings Game Creation Tools to the Masses

October 22, 2019 – Hiber AB announced the release of the beta version of Touch Creation Mode for its HiberWorld game creation platform, allowing people with a mobile touch device to create games from the palm of their hand, anywhere. The new Touch Creation Mode is available now from almost any browser on touch devices at: www.hiberworld.com

Previously, games on HiberWorld needed to be created using a desktop computer, however the fast-growing platform has seen up to 90 percent of its user base accessing the site and games via mobile touch devices. The new mode extends the ability to create games to even more people around the world and makes game creation even more inclusive.

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Hiberians

Matthew Wilson Joins Hiber Board of Directors

Former Rovio Entertainment Executive to Help Guide Cutting-Edge Browser-Based Game Platform

September 9, 2019 – Hiber AB announced that game industry veteran Matthew Wilson has joined the company’s board of directors. Wilson participated in the company’s recently announced Seed Round through his investment company, Wild Sloths OY. Prior to starting Wild Sloths, Wilson worked for nine years at the leading Finnish gaming studio Rovio. He exited soon after Rovio’s IPO. His positions included Head of Marketing for the launch of Angry Birds, Head of Third-party Publishing, and Director of Business Development. Wilson has extensive expertise and experience in monetization of mobile games and commercialization of intellectual property rights. In addition, he has an extensive network in the gaming industry. Wilson will bring his industry knowledge and network of connections to aid the company in its mission to remove the barriers to creating and playing games. 

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Funding

Hiber Announces Pre-Seed Funding for Game and Entertainment Platform

Browser-Based Game Platform Brings Interactive Content to Mobile Devices, PCs, Consoles and Smart TVs Globally

July 31, 2019 – Hiber AB announced they have closed their Pre-Seed Funding Round led by Stockholm-based Luminar Ventures. The company has a beta version of its browser-based game and entertainment creation platform online at www.HiberWorld.com, where creators and players can already build and share games on the platform today. The funding brings the current total investment in the platform to almost $1 Million and will allow the company to reach its next milestones as it rolls out globally.