HMD Global, the home for Nokia phones, has released a new version of Snake game for Facebook’s Messenger.
Nokia unveiled three smartphones and the iconic 3310 with pre-installed Snake game at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain. Snake first featured on Nokia 6110 in the 1997 and since then has appeared on over 400 million phones.
Users will no longer have to seek old handsets to play the game as HMD Global has brought it into the Messenger as a part of Instant Games. Users can enjoy the game directly through the Messenger app and they can invite and challenge their friends to beat their high scores.
6 Levels, 3 Speeds
Once the game loads, there will be up, down, left and right arrows available on the screen. Users can move the snake in any direction and avoid obstacles. The snake will grow by eating apples and bugs. There are six levels to enjoy, each with a different layout and snake skin. Gamers can choose from three speeds; the higher the speed, the higher the score. In addition, friends can see who has the highest score on the leaderboard.
Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global said: “The Snake game was the most popular game in the history of Nokia phones, in fact the true origin of mobile gaming can be traced back to a Nokia handset released in 1997. To this day it has remained hugely popular, not only because it carries a strong sense of nostalgia but because this was the first ever mobile gaming experience for many consumers. The opportunity to partner with Facebook, the social media platform that has single-handedly defined the social media landscape, is an incredible opportunity. We were truly excited to work with them to bring back Snake in a modern format to a global audience. We hope in its new format it unites people across the world and brings as much joy to players as it did the first time around.”
Laurens Rutten, Founder and CEO of CoolGames, the developers of Snake on Instant Games, said: “It was a big honor that our Studio could contribute to a new release of such an iconic IP that has shaped the mobile games industry.”
CoolGames are the developers of Snake on Facebook’s Instant Games platform. CoolGames is the first specialized HTML5 casual games publishing company in the world. It publishes HTML5 games via hundreds of distribution channels across the globe. CoolGames was one of the global launch partners of Instant Games by Facebook and it has released several games since. The Instant Games can be accessed by clicking the game controller icon in the Messenger.