• Chinese Game Developer The9 Sets Up $100 Million Fund For App Developers

    The9, a Chinese online game operator and developer, this morning announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with three investors – Chengwei Ventures, ChinaRock Capital Management and China Renaissance K2 Ventures – for the establishment of an investment fund with a total size of $100 million. The fund, dubbed Fund9, will focus on investments in both Chinese… Read More

  • Open Feint Brings Plug-And-Play Social Gaming Platform To Android Phones

    Last year, Aurora Feint launched a comprehensive social gaming platform dubbed OpenFeint that has seen success in attracting independent iPhone game developers to its rapidly growing community. But Android also has potential as a vibrant social gaming platform with its growing community of gaming developers. Today, OpenFeint is announcing a soon to be released platform for Android… Read More

  • Chinese Online Game Developer The9 Invests In OpenFeint Maker Aurora Feint

    The9, a Chinese online game developer, has made an undisclosed minority equity investment in Aurora Feint, the company behind OpenFeint, a social gaming network for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The news comes a couple of months after The9 announced that it had acquired a majority interest in US-based Red 5 Studios for a total of approx. $20 million. Read More

  • Aurora Feint Debuts Social Gaming App For The iPad

    Aurora Feint the comprehensive social gaming platform behind OpenFeint, is getting into the iPad game today with the launch of release of Aurora Feint 3, a free-to-play massively multi-player social gaming app based around virtual goods. Unsurprisingly, the game leverages OpenFeint X, which allows game developers to create Zynga-like free-to-play games including microtransactions and… Read More

  • Aurora Feint To Roll Out OpenFeint 2.0, A Social Gaming Platform For The iPhone

    Aurora Feint started out as a puzzle game developer for the iPhone platform but has since evolved into the maker of a comprehensive social gaming platform dubbed OpenFeint that continues to attract independent iPhone game developers to join its rapidly growing community. Tomorrow, the startup is set to announce the roll-out of the second iteration of the platform, conveniently baptized… Read More

  • OpenFeint: A Plug-And-Play Social Platform For iPhone Games

    Aurora Feint (iTunes Link) is a popular and very addictive RPG puzzle game notable for effectively merging game play with an online a community and real time chat – features that are still unfortunately lacking in many iPhone games that fail to tap into the network effect. Now, the developers of Aurora Feint are releasing OpenFeint, an API that will allow iPhone developers to integrate… Read More

  • Mini Review: ‘Aurora Feint’ for iPhone/iPod Touch

    We got a request in last night from one of our readers to try out the free “Aurora Feint” game, available for the iPhone and iPod Touch in the new iTunes App Store. Hey, guess what? It’s an awesome game. It’s kind of like “Columns” meets your favorite RPG. Since I’ve only ever been hooked on “Everquest,” let’s say it’s like… Read More