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We just got word that the cross-platform social gaming network OpenFeint will be releasing the second round of games and delivering the best gaming experience Android has to offer. With their first few games taking the market by storm when they were released, this bodes very well for OpenFeint and the Android gaming community in general. OpenFeint has added a whole new level to cell phone gaming by adding achievements and leaderboards so you can show the world just how well you can fly those planes and slice that fruit.

Just to be clear, OpenFeint does not produce the games - they merely power the social aspect and help promotion, quite successfully at that. The new games being released this week are:

  • Super K.O. Boxing 2
  • Flick Kick Rugby
  • Touch Racing Nitro
  • Penalty World Challenge 2010
  • Cestos 2: Party Time - already in the Market, with up to 4 players supported in the online multiplayer mode!
  • SpeedX
  • Babo Crash Deluxe
  • Kamikaze Race
  • Brain Twister Lite
  • Color Cocktail Lite
  • Dot Dot
  • Skyforce

Here's a snippet from the press release:

Burlingame, CA – October 5, 2010 – OpenFeint, the leading cross platform social gaming network with 40 million mobile players, announced today that its Android product is off to a strong start - 4 of 8 launch games reached the Top 15 in Android Market and Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick Studios) and MiniSquadron (Supermono) claimed the Top 2 spots on the paid games chart in less than 72 hours. OpenFeint also announced the release of its second wave of hit games on Android, including Super K.O. Boxing 2 (Glu), Flick Kick Rugby (PikPok), and Kamikaze Race (Tastyplay.com).

"We’re absolutely ecstatic about MiniSquadron’s launch on Android with OpenFeint. Reaching number 2 on the paid charts and driving tens of thousands of downloads for our games has been a great success,” said Tak Fung of Supermono.

The second wave of Android games from OpenFeint launches this week and will include Super K.O. Boxing 2 (Glu), Flick Kick Rugby (PikPok), Touch Racing Nitro and Penalty World Challenge 2010 (Bravo Game Studios), Cestos 2: Party Time (ChickenBrick Studios), SpeedX (Hyperbees), Babo Crash Deluxe (Playbrains), Kamikaze Race (TastyPlay.com), Brain Twister Lite and Color Cocktail Lite (The Game Boss), Dot Dot (ustwo), and SkyForce (iDreams).

“Super K.O. Boxing 2 will make fantastic addition to the gaming community on Android,” said Mike Breslin, VP of Marketing at Glu. “OpenFeint’s social gaming platform offers an effective solution for developers and publishers to get their games discovered on Android and we’re excited to partner with them to bring one of our original hit titles to the platform.”

Each launch game will be featured in the Feint Game Spotlight app, which is quickly becoming the preferred destination for Android gamers to discover and purchase high quality games. Feint Game Spotlight is regularly updated with new games and offers gamers the chance to enter contests and win prizes.
OpenFeint’s cross platform social gaming network is adding over 160,000 new users daily and just recently eclipsed 40 million mobile players and 3,100 games. OpenFeint’s leading set of online gaming services and cross promotional tools are available to game developers through the company’s free, open source SDK.
“The past two weeks have proved to us that Android users are hungry for great games - and they’re willing to pay for top quality content. Over the next few months, we’ll continue to roll out games and help establish the paid gaming market on Android,” said Jason Citron, CEO of Aurora Feint, makers of OpenFeint. “We couldn’t be more excited about this latest Android release.”

Developers interested in implementing OpenFeint in their games can learn more and download the free, open source SDK at OpenFeint.com/Developers. Players interested in learning about more OpenFeint enabled games can download Feint Spotlight from the Android Market.

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flickkickrugby_android babo_android

I am very excited about quite a few of the games on that list, especially Cestos 2. The first Cestos was a huge time vampire for me, and I'm sure that Chickenbrick won't let us down this time. This is a lot of games being released in a short time, so I'm sure my Evo will need some recovery time after I beat all of your high scores. This is very exciting.

You can grab the OpenFeint Spotlight app at this Appbrain link or from this QR code:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aurorafeint.spotlight

Happy gaming, Team Android!

Source: OpenFeint PR

Brad Ganley
An Android power user, Brad consumes most of his free time with unhealthy amounts of cell phones and cell phone related things when he isn't playing with his son. Brad is also an avid movie-watcher and tea-drinker.
  • http://tech.shantanugoel.com/ Shantanu

    KO Boxing 2 is already there in the market from long time..I've been playing it for last 2-3 months..or do they mean that they have now added openfeint support to it?
    Anyways, good stuff..Coupled with the fact that I got paid apps today (India), this bodes well for me :)

    • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

      A bunch of those games were in the market already, but I guess this breathes new life into them :) .
      Congrats on paid apps! I'd love to see a statistic on just how many apps were purchased around the world today :)

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