RIM eyes social gaming with Scoreloop buy

By on June 8, 2011 at 11:15 PM.

RIM eyes social gaming with Scoreloop buy

As Research In Motion continues on its quest to recapture consumers’ hearts, minds and wallets, the Canadian BlackBerry maker on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Scoreloop. California-based Scoreloop is a self-professed pioneer in mobile social gaming. According to a post on RIM’s Inside BlackBerry developer blog, the team at Scoreloop is “bringing their expertise in creating social and collaborative gaming toolkits for mobile developers to the BlackBerry platform.” Scoreloop had previously developed tools that supported cross-platform social gaming, and the company says it will continue to support cross-platform solutions following the its transition to RIM, though it will focus mainly on RIM’s QNX-based operating system. More →

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Harbor Master updated with Game Center support, rewind option

By on April 8, 2011 at 11:00 PM.

Harbor Master updated with Game Center support, rewind option

Imangi Studios’ popular Harbor Master game for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad has been updated with a couple of noteworthy features. Harbor Master version 2.1 adds Game Center support, the option to compete with friends on 10 leaderboards, and 38 new achievements. Imangi also added a new option to rewind once per game. That means you’ll be able to step back in the game after someone bumps into your on the subway and causes you to crash your tanker. We’ve been playing this game since it launched, and the goal is to navigate your ships into the appropriate harbor color across seven different maps. Version 2.1 is available immediately for $1.99 in the iTunes App Store. More →

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