Aurora Feint, developers of OpenFeint, seems to have gotten a new investor and as the title suggests it is ‘sort of’ Intel. Actually it is Intel Capital, which is the the investment branch of the Intel corporation similar to that of Google Ventures. This investment will help Aurora Feint push more great games and content to more mobile devices including Android.
The total investment? $3 million cool ones. Not bad with an overall funding round that netted Aurora Feint over $8 million in funding. Perhaps with some of that money we will see their game, named Aurora Feint, actually make its way to Android since a lot of people have been requesting it and Aurora Feint did say that it is a possibility.
Another major investor in Aurora Feint is DeNA which recently bought ngmoco who had developed a similar rewards/achievement system for their games called Plus+, basically their competition, interest no? However this is not a buyout by Intel or any other company but simply injecting more funds through investment into Aurora Feint.
Good to see Aurora Feint getting some strong backing by some major companies. Hopefully we see another push of Android games shortly with OpenFeint thanks to this and if not, at least maybe Aurora Feint’s game. Developers can download OpenFeint SDK for free at any time.
Developer Website: Aurora Feint