The folks at OpenFeint have sent out a press release that toots their own horn a bit, with very good reason. The social gaming network is the largest of the bunch with 107 million users, and in just two months they have released 230 games -- 24 of which are in the top 100 list in the Android Market. That's no small feat, especially when others are lagging behind and hiding behind cries of fragmentation instead of releasing new titles. You can check out the list of the 24 best in the press release after the break.
In addition, the first portions of their next generation social gaming network with new player profiles, status updates, and player walls has started rolling out, and are now live on all 700 games for Android. Sorry Apple fans, you'll have to wait until fall to see these features. With Android massive global growth, it only makes sense to see developers and publishers focusing on the platform, and I predict this is a trend that will continue. If you're a developer and are interested in using OpenFeint in your game, head to OpenFeint.com/Developers for more info, and be sure to drop us a line so we can check it out. Read the full presser after the break.
OpenFeint Games Dominate Top Android Charts as Network Adds 230 New Games in 2 Months
Begins rolling out new free-to-play social networking features to entire Android game catalog
BURLINGAME, Calif. - August 04, 2011 - OpenFeint, the world’s largest mobile social gaming network with 107 million users, continues to rapidly grow on Android. Today it’s announcing that it has added 230 games in just over two months and now counts 24 of the top 100 paid and free games on Android.
“Game developers want to join the social gaming network that reaches the most global users,” said Eros Resmini, senior vice president of marketing at OpenFeint. “As OpenFeint games have taken over the top Android charts, our developers are also benefitting from additional distribution channels we’ve launched with AT&T in the U.S. and The9 in China.”
Additionally, OpenFeint announced that it has started rolling out the first elements of its next generation social network on Android. Designed to help grow user engagement, new player profiles complete with status updates and player message walls are now live in all 700 games. iOS games will see new features this Fall.
“Free-to-play games require an engaged social graph to succeed. With new features like these going live every couple of weeks, OpenFeint is rapidly activating our user base for game developers,” said Ethan Fassett, SVP of product at OpenFeint.
Top ranked OpenFeint games on Android include:
·Fruit Ninja, Halfbrick Studios
·Fruit Ninja THD, Halfbrick Studios
·StarDunk, Godzilab Inc.
·Gun Bros, Glu Mobile
·Contract Killer, Glu Mobile
·Big Time Gangsta, Glu Mobile
·Bug Village, Glu Mobile
·The Moron Test, DistinctDev, Inc.
·Guerrilla Bob, Angry Mob Games
·Speedx 3D Full & Free, HyperBees Ltd.
·Speedx 3D, HyperBees Ltd.
·Brain Cube – Premium, XiMAD
·Can Knockdown 2, Infinite Dreams
·Gem Miner: Dig Deeper, Psym Mobile
·Jet Car Stunts, True Axis
·Jewellust, Smartpix Games
·MiniSquadron!, Gray Fin Studios
·Roboto, Fenix Fire Entertainment
·Stupid Zombies, GameResort
·Tank Hero, Clapfoot Inc.
·Tic Tac Toe Glow – Free, mobivention
·Trial Xtreme, Galapagos
·Wisp, Triolith Entertainment, AB
·X Construction, CrossConstruct
Game developers interested in using OpenFeint in their games should visit OpenFeint.com/Developers for more information.
About OpenFeint: OpenFeint is the largest mobile social gaming network with over 107 million registered users and 6,500 games. OpenFeint, Inc. is part of GREE, Inc., the leading mobile social gaming platform in Japan. Game developers interested in more information about OpenFeint and its leading mobile social gaming technology should visit OpenFeint.com/Developers.
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