Jason Citron’s game studio Hammer & Chisel shows off its multiplayer online battle arena game Fates Forever.
First version of OpenKit is now going live, and a public beta could come in April.
Guest Post Sony may be grasping the importance of mobile and social integration with its upcoming console, but it’s too little, too late for plastic living room boxes. Smartphones and tablets aren’t just the future; they are the now.
This open-source effort appeared after Gree shut down the popular OpenFeint mobile social platform in December.
After 47 updates, Pocket God’s final episode, Apocalypse Ow, is at hand.
Gree shut down OpenFeint. So OpenKit will replace it and allow developers to own the data associated with their games.
PlayPhone is shooting to fill the void left by the shutdown of OpenFeint.
Developer Zynga’s collapse has taken its toll on game-company valuations. The topic came up at the recent investor panel at the YetiZen game accelerator.
Heyzap is jumping on the opportunity created by the demise of OpenFeint.
Gree purchased OpenFeint in April 2011. Now, it’s cutting off the servers and potentially breaking several games in the process.
Peter Relan can’t clone himself. But he can share his hard-earned advice for technology entrepreneurs, and he will do so at the new web site FounderQuorom.
What does one of the world’s most successful and active game investors think of the future of the medium?
Jason Citron’s latest venture, Phoenix Guild, lands funding, plans to build hardcore social games for tablets in the “post-PC world.”
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Editor's Pick It’s just a cute little zombie game, but it could be the start of something big.
The9, an online gaming company with a long history in China, said it has scored good results making games more discoverable in the China Apple App Store.
PlayPhone is formally launching its smartphone mobile social gaming network today after signing up more than 3 million users worldwide. I guess you could say it’s a little behind in making that announcement, as it has so many users already.
OpenFeint, the mobile social network division of Japan’s Gree, is announcing a Game Channel today that will help users discover new game apps on Android mobile devices.
OpenFeint‘s co-founder Jason Citron has left the company and is pursuing new opportunities. He will be replaced by Naoki Aoyagi (pictured right).
Guest Post Mobile application creators need to ensure that customers know exactly how their user data is collected and stored. So far, it’s not an industry standard.
Apple caused panic among app developers last week when it announced that it would phase out an identification system for users on its mobile devices such as the iPhone. Mobile gaming company OpenFeint says it will help solve the problem created by the elimination of this feature by offering its own “single sign-on” identification system for app developers.
PapayaMobile, China-based maker of a mobile social networking platform for Android phones, now has more than 25 million users, up 940 percent since January 2010, the company said today.
Technology company incubator YouWeb has spawned incredibly successful social and mobile game companies. Now the Burlingame, Calif.-based incubator has raised $2 million in funding for itself.
OpenFeint has hired a game development leader to help its customers focus on making free-to-play mobile games.
Today we’re revealing the fifth set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our slate of speakers will include Neil Young, founder and CEO of Ngmoco; Andrej Naborgoj, CEO of Outfit 7, the maker of Talking Friends; and Jason Citron, chief executive of OpenFeint, which was recently acquired by Gree.