Cross platform social gaming platform Scoreloop is still going strong in its six-month lucrative partnership with smartphone Android, announcing today that is taking in over 18 million score submissions a week as consumers eagerly snatch up gaming apps on increasingly sophisticated smartphones.
Munich, Germany-based Scoreloop makes a software development kit that adds social features to mobile games.
Scoreloop’s platform creates social features such as leaderboards, achievements, virtual currencies and player challenges—while allowing game developers to add social features.
This in turn bumps up the Software Development Kit (SDK) benefit with increased game discovery, friend invites, more money from in-game currencies and virtual goods, and increased user engagement.
The company said that out of the top 10 most active games currently within Scoreloop’s community, four of them are now cross-platform, led by iOS and Android. In that category are two iOS games Toobz from Off Center software, which has seen over 10 million downloads, and Frenzic from Iconfactory.
“Android has suddenly become an interesting platform for game developers,“ said Jason Haslup, owner at Off Center Software.
The platform is noticing the interest and also announced today that it has updated its Android SDK 2.0 features to include news and cross promotions, which lets developers communicate directly with their users to cross promote games, give updates and provide hints.
The new package will also capitalize on the current white-hot popularity of social networks by letting friends connect, pull friends and photos, and post to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace via the platforms tools.
Scoreloop said it had also bolstered its Social Market, which connects millions of Android gamers worldwide, and its player challenges and virtual currency.
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