In the past 18 months, we’ve loved seeing the creative ways that our community uses Evertoon to make videos. From animated fan fiction to celebrity satire to music videos, it is a surprise each week.
We created Evertoon in order to democratize storytelling. We noticed the advent of #OscarsSoWhite and saw how people feel pressured from social networks to be increasingly photogenic. Our mission is to use animation to enable video creation for anyone with stories to tell, regardless of their looks, race, or age. It has been wonderful seeing this come to fruition in our diverse community.
Through the course of our company, we learned a great deal about building community and social experiences. We’ve gotten to know other companies who would derive great value from this. Today we’d like to share with you that Niantic has acquired the Evertoon team. We will be adding a social platform to Niantic’s amazing roster of games, including Pokémon GO, Ingress, and future titles. We’ll also be contributing engineering leadership experience. Niantic’s games are unique in bringing people together in the real world, and we’re excited to weave our expertise into them.
Looking toward the future, in order to focus, we’ll be putting Evertoon into offline-mode as of November 30, 2017. If you download the latest version of the iOS Evertoon app from the App Store, you will be able to use offline-mode to continue making animated videos on your phone. As of November 30, 2017, we’ll be removing access to the community component of the product, and older versions of Evertoon will no longer work. Please make sure you update your app and download your videos and avatars before that time.
As a thank-you, we recently released 60 new animations and 13 clothing items. We hope you enjoy using these in your future videos.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being on this journey with us.