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Digital Chocolate Partners With OpenFeint(October 05, 2009)
BURLINGAME, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/05/09 -- Aurora Feint Inc., developer of the award winning social RPG puzzle games for the iPhone(TM), announced today that Digital Chocolate, one of the most downloaded publishers on the iPhone with hits such as Crazy Penguin Catapult(TM) and Tower Bloxx(TM), has partnered with OpenFeint to enable connected features on some of its most popular games such as Rollercoaster Rush(TM).
"OpenFeint allows publishers to quickly enable features such as lobbies, achievements, and messaging," said Jason Loia, COO of Digital Chocolate. "We think this will increase engagement and overall enhance the gameplay experience for our consumers."
"We are delighted to work with the industry's most innovative company in mobile gaming," said Peter Relan, founding investor in Aurora Feint who also serves as Executive Chairman. "OpenFeint's open business model and leadership on the iPhone is the key reason every mobile game development studio and publisher should be considering OpenFeint."
Pricing, Availability and Business Model
OpenFeint and OpenFeint: Studio are available immediately for no charge with no revenue share or hidden costs to game development companies. Interested customers can visit www.openfeint.com for more details or to request an OpenFeint: Studio deployment immediately.
Aurora Feint intends to monetize OpenFeint: Studio using cross promotion affiliate fees, as companies use private networks to cross promote free and paid versions of the same games.
Publishers can transition from their own private network to the public OpenFeint network in an instant, with the flip of a software switch, to further monetize a title through exposure to the bigger OpenFeint community of users.
"As one of the most prolific publishers of high quality games on the iPhone, Digital Chocolate is a great partner and we are proud of the relationship we have built with them," said Jason Citron and Danielle Cassley, co-founders of Aurora Feint.
Note: Aurora Feint(TM) is a trademark of Aurora Feint Inc., Facebook(TM) and fbConnect(TM) are trademarks of Facebook, Twitter(TM) is a trademark of Twitter Inc., iPhone(TM) and AppStore(TM) are trademarks of Apple Computer.
Digital Chocolate is a leading publisher of original, high-quality Omni games -- games that reach mass market consumers across all platforms and are driven by social value, convenience and instant gratification. Recently Digital Chocolate had 4 different games chart at #1 in the App Store in 4 consecutive months including Crazy Penguin Catapult, 3D Brick Breaker Deluxe, 3D Tower Bloxx Deluxe and Mini Golf 99 Holes Theme Park. The company has major offices in San Mateo, Helsinki, Bangalore and Barcelona and was founded in 2003 by Trip Hawkins, who was also the founder and CEO of Electronic Arts. For more information, please visit www.digitalchocolate.com/iphone
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