OpenFeint is a social platform and application for the iOS and recently also available for Android. It was developed by Aurora Feint, a company named after the video game of the same name, by the same developers.It is used by over 3000 iPhone applications.
The company announced in July it was expanding beyond Apple’s iOS platform and onto Android devices, though it did not offer any indication of what developers were involved or when some of those first titles would be coming. In its initial offering, the service is being integrated into 20 titles due to be released over the course of this month, several of which are, or have been top sellers on iOS devices.
Along with integration into these upcoming titles, OpenFeint is offering an app of its own–similar to what it’s done on the iOS. This will put all OpenFeint-enabled games in a directory, as well as highlight the latest entries and the occasional freebie.
Parent company Aurora Feint says more than 37 million users are registered on OpenFeint, up from 19 million just five months ago. The service is built into 3,000 games.
OpenFeint’s role as a utility for iOS developers has become something of a hot topic since the introduction of Apple’s Game Center, which rolled out to users last week but has been in the hands of developers since the introduction of iOS 4. While OpenFeint, and other game networks like it said they were glad to see Apple add the social network to the core of the iOS operating system, it does duplicate a number of functionalities such as gameplay challenges, leader boards and achievements. The expansion to Google’s Android then, where there continues to be no such first-party option, seems like a no brainer.
A full list of launch titles for this month can be found below:
* Face Fighter Gold (Appy Entertainment)
* Touch Racing Nitro (Bravo Game Studios)
* Cestos 2: Party Time (ChickenBrick Studios)
* Super KO Boxing 2 (Glu)
* Mega Jump (Get Set Games)
* Bomberman Dojo (Hudson)
* Must.Eat.Birds (Mediatonic)
* Solipskier (Mikengreg)
* Flick Kick Football (PikPok)
* Flick Kick Rugby (PikPok)
* Kamikaze Race (TastyPlay)
* Dot Dot (ustwo)
Below is a list of Android games currently supporting OpenFeint
* Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick Studios)
* Flick Kick Field Goal (PikPok)
* Dot (ustwo)
* MiniSquadron (Supermono)
* The Moron Test (Distinctive Developments)
* Tic Tac Toe (Posimotion)
* Symbolism (ChewSoft)
* Super Slyder (Sandlot Games)