Facebook acquires team behind Spaceport.io mobile game engine


Facebook has acquired the team behind Spaceport.io, an HTML5-based mobile game engine enabling developers to build titles in JavaScript then port their efforts across multiple operating systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In a post confirming the deal, Spaceport.io founder Ben Savage stressed that Facebook is acquiring the startup's staff but not the technology itself. YouWeb, the technology incubator that has supported Spaceport.io since its inception, will continue to oversee the platform. "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," Savage said. Blog