OpenFeint Paying iOS Devs to Port to Android
It’s a good time to be an Android device gamer.
OpenFeint, an online gaming network that supplies things like Achievements, friends lists and leaderboards, is working to bring more titles to Google’s mobile operating system, which includes phones like Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play. The service has already added 215 new Android games to its service in the last six months, and it’s poised to get a whole lot more.
Android can sometimes have trouble drawing game developers away from making their games for Apple’s iOS platform, but that’s been changing recently as Google rolls out improvements to the Android ecosystem, like in-app purchasing.
And OpenFeint has been doing its part, too, attempting to build up the Android games market by encouraging iOS developers to port their games to Google’s operating system. In a partnership with The9, OpenFeint created a $100 million fund to help in bringing more games to the platform.
It’s a little too early to tell if the fund is working, but OpenFeint’s got 215 games that show it must be doing something right.
Via Pocket Gamer.