By now, you've probably got a game on your Android-based device that features the OpenFeint social gaming network. It's a way for you to compete with all of your friends, earn achievements in your favorite title, and basically just enjoy the social networking aspect of gaming with everyone you know who also uses a game with the network built in. The network has seen quite the growth on the Android network of devices, especially considering it was only six weeks ago that the service launched, but now things are getting better.
The OpenFeint social gaming network has recently announced that they are releasing 12 new OpenFeint-incorporated titles into the Android Market. Some of which you may consider old favorites, while others are new to the market. What's even better, though, is that the Feint Game Spotlight is set to get upgraded to v1.1 in the near future, and with it comes Facebook Connect. Just one more way for you to connect with your friends, and challenge them to your favorite titles.
Check out the full press release below, and the full list of new titles that are now supported by the OpenFeint gaming community.
Android Game Developer, HyperBees, Sees 39% Increase in Sales After Integrating OpenFeint
Launches Third Wave of Hit Games for Android Platform with Hit Titles from PikPok, HyperBees, and Orange Pixel
Burlingame, CA – November 2, 2010 – Launched just six weeks ago on Android, OpenFeint brought several hit games to the Market, driving titles like Fruit Ninja and MiniSquadron to the top of the paid charts. While great for new games, OpenFeint also benefits existing Android titles, like Speedx 3D from Android publisher HyperBees, which experienced a 39% increase in sales post integration. This week, OpenFeint launches its third wave of hit games for Android, including hit titles Flick Kick: Football (PikPok), Dynamo Kid (Orange Pixel), Abduction! (Psym Mobile), Happy Island (CrowdStar) and Prism 3D (HyerBees).
“We expected there to be some uptick in sales when we re-launched Speedx 3D with OpenFeint, but the end result was truly amazing. Following the update we recorded a 39% increase in Speedx 3D sales and a 9% increase in sales across other titles,” said Tom Mleko of HyerBees. “OpenFeint has been a great partner for Android and we look forward to what they have in store for the future.”
The third wave of Android games from OpenFeint launches this week and will include Flick Kick Football (PikPok), Dot 3(TM) (ustwo), Cows Don’t Fly, Prism 3D, and JellyBalls (HyperBees), Dynamo Kid (OrangePixel), Abduction! (Psym Mobile), Bonecruncher Soccer (Distinctive Developments), Pocket Racing (Measured Software), Egggz (SmartPix Games), Chopper Control (The Game Boss), and Happy Island (CrowdStar).
“OpenFeint also announced the upcoming release of version 1.1 of its Android product. The update will integrate Facebook Connect, making it even easier for Android gamers to find and play games with their friends.
“We’re seeing incredible growth on Android for new games and existing Android games relaunching with OpenFeint,” said Eros Resmini, VP of Marketing and Developer Relations at OpenFeint. “With Facebook Connect coming soon more and more players will discover the Feint gaming network. Developers clearly love the Feint gaming network – we’re already in 80 games and are adding new games every day.”
Each launch game will be featured in the Feint Game Spotlight app, which is quickly becoming the preferred destination for Android gamers to discover and purchase high quality games. 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 discovering more OpenFeint enabled games can download Feint Spotlight from the Android Market.
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 45 million registered users and a presence on over 3,400 games, OpenFeint is the largest mobile social gaming ecosystem for iOS devices and Android. Aurora Feint is backed by DeNA Inc., Intel Capital, and The9.