Burlingame, CA-based Aurora Feint develops mobile games and operates OpenFeint, a mobile social platform and application for smartphones that includes a set of online game services such as leaderboards and achievements running in a cloud-based Web environment.
OpenFeint’s developer SDK is a toolkit that can be integrated into any iPhone based game.
OpenFeint also recently announced OpenFeint X, a virtual goods management system that enables developers to build free-to-play social games for mobile phones.
The company claims over 28 million active users and 2,200 games, which it says makes OpenFeint the standard for social gaming on Apple devices.
The9 Chairman and CEO commented on the acquisition, “We are confident of the prospect for this mobile platform and believe it will play an important role in the future development of global mobile internet. The investment in Aurora Feint is an important step of The9′s establishment of a mobile gaming platform and is also an integral part of our global strategy.”