New service offers leaderboards, achievements and cloud sync.
Amazon yesterday announced GameCircle for Kindle Fire, a service similar to Apple’s Game Center on iOS, offering gaming achievements, leaderboards and save-game synchronization in the cloud.
“Our goal is to give developers great tools to quickly and easily reach new customers and keep them engaged. That’s why we’re creating easy-to-integrate APIs for features like leaderboards, achievements and sync. We also introduced In-App Purchasing API in April, allowing developers to offer a seamless 1-Click purchasing experience within their apps and games, and we’re just getting started,” said Paul Ryder, Vice President of Apps, Games, and Services at Amazon.
“GameCircle gives developers the right tools to build an immersive, more entertaining experience on Kindle Fire, which will ultimately help developers grow their business.”
We wonder if Apple will sue Amazon for copying its never-thought-of before cloud service for mobile devices. But that’s for another time, for now watch the GameCircle demo below: