Epic Games today welcomes Houseparty, the synchronous social network that connects users face-to-face with family and friends, to the Epic family. By joining forces, Epic and Houseparty can more effectively build upon their shared vision of empowering human connection through collective social experiences.
"Joining Epic is a great step forward in achieving our mission of bringing empathy to online communication," said Sima Sistani, Co-founder and CEO of Houseparty. "We have a common vision to make human interaction easier and more enjoyable, and always with respect for user privacy."
"Houseparty brings people together, creating positive social interactions in real time," said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games. "By teaming up, we can build even more fun, shared experiences than what could be achieved alone."
Houseparty will remain available as a standalone product, and Houseparty users can continue to access the platform as they normally would, with friendships remaining the same. If a user has accounts with both Houseparty and Epic Games, accounts will remain separate, and data will not be shared across the two.
For more information, please visit the Houseparty blog: https://medium.com/p/