HAMBURG, Germany - Dec. 3, 2008
With the much anticipated release of the Android™ mobile platform comes a new world of opportunity for game developers to easily distribute new and original mobile games. As multiplayer and community-based games continue to thrive, integrating social gaming features is as important as ever to create fun games for consumers and remain competitive in the marketplace. To this effect, Exit Games today announced that its online multiplayer gaming platform, Neutron®, now supports the Android mobile platform. With Neutron, Android game developers now have the option to easily add online social gaming features to their next project. With a simple download of the Neutron SDK, mobile games can add any number of options including real-time multiplayer, in-game text chat, leaderboards, matchmaking, and microtransactions, among others, in addition to cross-platform capabilities between personal computers, Android, iPhones™, a myriad of other mobile devices, and gaming consoles.
Neutron has firmly established itself as a leader in online multiplayer gaming technology, supporting social and community features for casual MMO games for personal computers and cross-platform capabilities across a range of devices. Some of the key features of the Neutron multiplayer and social gaming platform include, among others:
• Complete 24/7 hosting and operations management for online games
• Scalable to tens of thousands of concurrent users
• Richest ready-to-use feature-set: lobbies, matchmaking, buddy lists, leaderboards, etc.
• In-game credit support for subscriptions and item sales
“Neutron has become the standard third-party platform for online and mobile game developers looking to integrate multiplayer and community features into their next title”, said Christof Wegmann, CTO of Exit Games.“It was natural that we added Android support as the platform gains steam in the global mobile markets and recognition by developers and publishers as a convenient way to reach a continuously growing user base. Neutron’s key attribute is the ability to easily integrate multiplayer and social gaming features no matter what device or network technology is being used, and we’re pleased to now offer Android among our portfolio of supported mobile platforms.”
The fully managed Neutron service platform minimizes risk and time-to-market for even the most complex multiplayer and community game development projects on all platforms. Neutron 5.0 SDKs provide a broad variety of connectivity features out-of-the-box, and together with its hosting services it enables game developers to integrate sophisticated online features at minimum time and cost investment. Neutron continues to leverage large user communities, supporting online browser-based gaming on personal computers, mobile devices, and game consoles including Flash, Win32, J2SE, .NET, J2ME, BREW, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, iPhone, and now Android.
About Exit Games
Exit Games is a leading platform service provider for the development of online multiplayer games and communities. The Exit Games Neutron® multiplayer platform connects publishers and game developers with users all over the world playing through their personal computer’s browser or mobile phone. Neutron® is used by leading entertainment industry customers such as Walt Disney, Square Enix, Taito, Konami, Vivendi Mobile, World Golf Tour, and E! Entertainment to create connected, social and community-based games and applications. Communication industry partners and customers include Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Sprint PCS, Softbank, Vodafone, Qualcomm, Intel, Sony Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks. Exit Games was founded in 2003 with venture capital funding and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with an office in Portland, Oregon, USA. For more information, please visit the company website: www.exitgames.com
Quinn Wageman, Account Executive, TriplePoint