OpenFeint shutting down on December 14th

Mobile achievements provider OpenFeint will be shutting down its service on December 14th, the company has announced.

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Mobile achievements provider OpenFeint will be shutting down its service on December 14th, the company has announced. The cross-platform service was available in a number of iOS and Android games, including Fruit Ninja, Tiny Wings, The Moron Test, Robot Unicorn Attack, and more.

The service is being discontinued in favor of GREE, the service of OpenFeint's new parent company.

While it's likely developers of the service's most popular games will make the transition quite easily, other games that utilize OpenFeint may not have the resources to update the game to the new service. OpenFeint warns that certain games will feature a "poor player experience" after December 14th, should games not be updated.

Users that currently use OpenFeint will have their user information, including achievement points and friends, transition to GREE if they choose to create a new account on their service.

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    November 16, 2012 4:45 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, OpenFeint shutting down on December 14th.

    Mobile achievements provider OpenFeint will be shutting down its service on December 14th, the company has announced.

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      November 16, 2012 4:49 PM

      I don't always use ios game integrated social features, but when I do, I use Game Center.

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        November 16, 2012 4:53 PM

        Oh wait it's on android too, isn't it.

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          November 16, 2012 5:14 PM

          yeah, and i believe it did scores and friends cross platform

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      November 16, 2012 4:53 PM

      Does this mean all those games will finally stop bugging me to join that damn service?

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      November 16, 2012 4:54 PM

      Good, now i dont have to keep telling it that i dont want its awesome features all the fucking time

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      November 16, 2012 4:58 PM

      Wasn't there a shacker that worked there? :(

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        November 16, 2012 5:05 PM

        Yeah, judging by his post history, it's SqueegyTBS :X

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          November 16, 2012 5:06 PM

          I think he knows his shit though and he'll be fine.

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      November 16, 2012 5:08 PM

      This is the least surprising mobile news I have read all month.

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      November 16, 2012 5:16 PM

      google needs to implement their own game-center service and somehow integrate it into g+

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      November 16, 2012 7:31 PM

      Was their whole business model just selling cheevo infrastructure?

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        November 16, 2012 8:29 PM

        well before iOS and Android had any first class systems of their own it made some sense to see if you could use that opening to create a cross platform solution that would've become the de facto standard for matchmaking, achievements, etc

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      November 16, 2012 8:58 PM

      Not surprising after GameCenter was announced. In fact, I'm surprised they lasted this long, honestly.

      Hope SqueegyTBS comes out of it ok!

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      November 17, 2012 2:58 PM

      shit, all my games in the store use it :( time to dig out some code

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      November 17, 2012 4:30 PM

      Speaking of, does anyone know what ever became of Aurora Feint?