Jason Citron’s game studio Hammer & Chisel shows off its multiplayer online battle arena game Fates Forever.
Gree shut down OpenFeint. So OpenKit will replace it and allow developers to own the data associated with their games.
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.
Jason Citron’s latest venture, Phoenix Guild, lands funding, plans to build hardcore social games for tablets in the “post-PC world.”
Jason Citron scored big when he sold OpenFeint to Japan’s Gree for $104 million. Now the entrepreneur is back again with a new company called Phoenix Guild.
The Japanese are coming. In the wide open field of mobile social gaming, two large-scale Japanese companies, both of which have made major acquisitions of American firms, will soon be going head-to-head for worldwide dominance. Gree is expected to launch its global network sometime in 2012, while DENA’s Mobage network recently came out of beta on Android and will spread to iOS soon after.
OpenFeint‘s co-founder Jason Citron has left the company and is pursuing new opportunities. He will be replaced by Naoki Aoyagi (pictured right).
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.
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.