Jason Citron, founder of OpenFeint, has announced an $8.7 million funding round for his new company, Hammer & Chisel. The funding will be used to help launch Fates Forever, a new tablet-only reinterpretation of the MOBA genre popularized by League of Legends.
Mobile giant GREE closed game achievement and social network OpenFeint last month and with it, has let go of 25 staff, and forced developers using the tool to look elsewhere for an alternative. Get the details below.
OpenFeint – the smartphone equivalent of Xbox Live – is to close in December according to current owner GREE. Developers currently using the service in their games will have to look elsewhere for achievement, friends list and leaderboard support. For the record, that’s a lot of games.
GREE is setting up shop in San Francisco in order to facilitate the launch of its global platform during Q4 this year. The Japanese network operator, and social and mobile game developer, plans to use the time before launch to build relationships with local developers and publishers. Titles are to be offered through the firm’s […]
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