Capcom Uses OpenFeint To Launch Two iPhone Games With Social Features

Gaming on the iPhone/iPad Touch has been extremely successful for developers.  So much so in fact that Apple is gearing up for the launch of Game Center.  Think Xbox Live, except for all the i-devices.  The idea is you will have one unique gamer ID, there will be achievements, etc.  What are developers to do in the meantime though?  Capcom has asked this very same question, and has decided to use OpenFeint for two of their latest iPhone games, Dark Void Zero and Hatchlings.  Both games are currently available for download on the App Store and use OpenFeint for achievements and leaderboards.  If you’re really into online gaming, you know how important these features have become.  The question is, what’s going to happen to these third party solutions once Apple’s Game Center launches later this year?

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Capcom Selects OpenFeint to Launch First Two Online Games for iPhone

Dark VoidTM Zero And Hatchlings Launch With OpenFeint, Integrate Key Social Networking Features

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES – May 4, 2010 – Capcom Interactive, Inc. and Aurora Feint today announced the successful launch of two OpenFeint-enabled games, Dark Void Zero and Hatchlings for the iPhone™ and iPod Touch™. Capcom’s titles incorporate key components of OpenFeint’s online gaming services, including global leaderboards and achievements.

“Capcom Interactive has been evaluating the online mobile gaming space for quite some time now and we think that OpenFeint has a great social games platform,” said Manabu Seko, Head of Americas and EMEA Studio, Capcom Interactive, Inc. “We look forward to taking advantage of OpenFeint’s social, gaming and marketing features to reach their 21 million players.”

OpenFeint will feature both Dark Void Zero and Hatchlings in its newly released OpenFeint Game Spotlight app for two weeks, starting today. OpenFeint Game Spotlight delivers gamers a free game every day and highlights outstanding game content on the OpenFeint network.

“We’re excited to help bring Capcom’s first OpenFeint-enabled games to our online gaming platform,” said Jason Citron, CEO and founder of Aurora Feint. “Dark Void Zero and Hatchlings are great online games and we look forward to working with great publishers and developers like Capcom in the future to integrate key components of our OpenFeint X platform social gaming services like virtual goods.”

In the highly acclaimed 8-bit platformer, Dark Void Zero, you play as Rusty, warrior test-pilot and Nikola Tesla’s trusted friend. With the help of your state-of-the-art rocket pack, blast through three deliciously retro levels of baddies in your quest to close Portal X and save the human race!

Hatchlings is an additive puzzler where the goal is to help Echo, The Gecko maintain the Great Hatchery by preparing magical creatures known as Hatchlings for their release into Crystelwell Forrest. To prepare the hatchery, you must line up three creatures vertically or horizontally using only the horizontal axis. Once at least three creatures are aligned they’ll disappear from the board.

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