A new social gaming platform application has been released today onto Google Play called ImGame. Developed by ImGame LLC, this application does something that, for the most part, most other social gaming applications don’t do and that is allows cross-platform checking in and online notifications.
Tag: Social Gaming
OpenFeint has been quite successful on Android and already boasts over 700 games under belt that run some sort of OpenFeint features in their games. Today though OpenFeint is announcing that it has already begun rolling out a new update which brings a whole new level to their social gaming features.
ngmoco and AT&T have teamed up to bring their huge social gaming network, Mobage, to Android users in the US. AT&T customers will have access to this huge social gaming network which is now even better funded since DeNA purchased ngmoco last year for $400 million.
It has been quite a week in the social gaming network sector of mobile gaming so far. First we had OpenFeint getting purchased by GREE for a cool $104 million. Next, a few days later, DeNA announces a partnership with NTT DoCoMo. Now it is Scoreloop’s turn today as they announce a new partnership with CSL Limited.
A nice little surprise regarding news and OpenFeint this morning. We didn’t even know talks were under way for any sort of purchase regarding OpenFeint but apparently there were. Today it is official that GREE, a Japanese company in the Social gaming sector, has purchases OpenFeint for an easy $104 million.
AT&T seems to want to make things a little better for their Android users and are currently developing a social-gaming network they just announced today. Working with the crew over at OpenFeint, AT&T is developing a social-gaming community in which gamers will be able to against other people, keep track of high scores and more.
DeNA is a huge social gaming network which recently purchased ngmoco and has 20.5 million registered users in Japan alone has now teamed up with Samsung to bring Mobage to Samsung Android devices. This won’t be strictly in Japan though because with this partnership, DeNA plans to bring this social gaming network to the global audience.
One of the two main cross-platform social gaming platforms has received a pretty big update. After listening to developers and user feedback, Scoreloop has released version 2.0 of their SDK. Developers can now add even more features to their games and users have a lot more options available to play around with.
Google obviously hasn’t slowed down in the least when it comes to gaming especially in the social arena even with Mark Deloura leaving last week. Google has confirmed another purchase, this time it is SocialDeck. SocialDesk is a Canadian based social gaming company which is still basically a start-up but apparently they have something that Google wanted.
While it is no surprise that Google has been buying up companies and as of late companies dealing with social gaming but there really hasn’t been much said as to whether Android will see any benefit. In our previous article about Google’s latest purchase of Jambool (Social Gold) that we could see the Freemium business model becoming acceptable on the Android market.