Sep 15, 2010
OpenFeint announced today that their social gaming network SDK has been released for Android developers. They have also announced some heavy hitting iPhone games that have been ported to Android and will be out this month. In addition, they will be working with game developers to help promote the best games that utilize their SDK both to consumers and to carriers.
OpenFeint is the leader in social gaming networks for the iOS platform with over 28 million users. They hope to bring this kind of success to the Android platform by releasing their SDK at the same time as a slew of iOS games that support OpenFeint are ported over. Time will tell if it will take off on Android like it has on iOS, but the launch is really strong.
Some of the games we can expect to see on Android in the next month include MiniSquadron, Face Fighter Gold, Fruit Ninja, and Solipskier. All fantastic games that will be great to have on Android.
One of the more significant parts of the announcement is the game promotional aspect. OpenFeint will be working with carriers to feature games on carrier decks. This will help increase exposure for some smaller, yet really great games that the carriers normally wouldn’t be interested in dealing with.
Hit the jump for the full press release with details and a full list of games we can expect over the next month.
Major Wireless Carriers and OpenFeint Partner To Unleash First Wave of Hit Games on Android
Cross Platform Social Gaming Network to Offer Access to Featured Promotion to Tens of Millions of Android Subscribers
Burlingame, CA â€“ September 15, 2010 â€“ OpenFeint, the leading cross platform social gaming network with 37 million mobile players, is launching 20 games for Android in the next month starting today with top 10 iOS hits including dot (ustwo), Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick Studios), MiniSquadron (Supermono), Super Slyder (Sandlot Games), The Moron Test (DistinctDev, Inc.), and Tic Tac Toe (Posimotion). These games will be offered to major wireless carriers as part of a partnership where OpenFeint will regularly bring high quality games to Android as candidates for featuring. The company also announced the release of its Feint Spotlight app, where Android gamers will be able to discover new games, connect to the community, and win prizes. With over 200,000 daily activations, the Android user base is growing rapidly and will eclipse tens of millions of additional users in 2010.
OpenFeintâ€™s cross platform social gaming network has grown rapidly since being introduced just over 18 months ago, recently surpassing 37 million mobile players and 3,000 games. Game developers gain access to OpenFeintâ€™s leading set of online gaming services and cross promotional tools by implementing the companyâ€™s free, open source SDK.
â€œAndroid users deserve great games but havenâ€™t had access to enough of them. That changes today,â€ said Jason Citron, CEO of Aurora Feint, makers of OpenFeint. â€œHundreds of thousands of people activate Android phones every day, and there is a clear need for high quality games in the marketplace. The major wireless carriers are partnering with us to select the best games from iOS – like Fruit Ninja – to bring to Android.â€
All games utilize the newly cross platform OpenFeint mobile social gaming network and include features like leaderboards, achievements, and friending. iOS and Android gamers can now compete against each other in the games that they love to play. With a cross platform gaming network, gamers are no longer limited to playing games with friends who only use the same smartphone OS.
OpenFeint also announced that it will aggressively market these games in its newly introduced Feint Spotlight app for Android. With new titles being added to the OpenFeint network every day, gamers can use the app to discover the hottest new games and win prizes in future giveaways.
â€œAndroid is on track to become an incredible force as one of the largest mobile platforms in the world. Developers will need to unlock this gigantic market to maximize revenue potential for their mobile games. With the help of our wireless carrier partners, weâ€™ve created multiple viral and editorial channels to help our developers drive revenue,â€ said Peter Relan, Chairman of Aurora Feint.
Developers interested in implementing OpenFeint in their games can learn more and download the free, open source SDK at OpenFeint.com/Developers. Players interested in learning about more OpenFeint enabled games can visit OpenFeint.com.
OpenFeint: Android Launch Month Games
Developer: Appy Entertainment – Face Fighter Gold
Developer: Bravo Game Studios – Touch Racing Nitro
Developer: ChewSoft – Symbolism
Developer: ChickenBrick Studios – Cestos 2: Party Time
Developer: DistinctDev – The Moron Test
Developer: Glu Games Inc. – Super KO Boxing 2
Developer: Get Set Games – Mega Jump
Developer: Halfbrick Studios – Fruit Ninja
Developer: Hudson – Bomberman Dojo
Developer: Mediatonic – Must.Eat.Birds
Developer: Mikengreg – Solipskier
Developer: PikPok – Flick Kick Field Goal, Flick Kick Football, Flick Kick Rugby
Developer: Posimotion – Tic Tac Toe
Developer: Sandlot Games – Super Slyder
Developer: Supermono – MiniSquadron
Developer: TastyPlay.com – Kamikaze Race
Developer: ustwo – Dot, Dot Dot
About Aurora Feint, Inc:
Aurora Feint Inc’s software development kit, OpenFeint, allows game publishers to implement services which enable mobile social gaming. With over 37 million registered users and a presence on over 3,000 games, OpenFeint is the largest mobile social gaming ecosystem for iOS devices and Android. Aurora Feint is backed by DeNA Inc and The9.