July 25, 2014

Amazon offering GameCircle APIs to Android developers

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Much of what makes the Amazon Kindle Fire HD such a compelling device comes in the user experience and the great stuff that you don’t get from other standard tablets.  One such feature, GameCircle, makes for  a great gaming experience that allows for leaders, achievements, and other stats.  What’s more, Amazon is now giving this capability to Android developers who want to take advantage of some free APIs.

  • A new Games Library that give players a home base for their game collection, letting them immediately see all their games, sorted by the most recently played.
  • Social Gaming features that let players connect with other GameCircle players or import their Facebook Friends to compare achievements and compete for higher scores. Detailed friend-to-friend comparison pages also help players find out how they stack up against their friends.

As a developer, all you need to do to get these features for your game is to add GameCircle achievements or leaderboards.  Best of all, these services are free and easy to integrate. Once integrated, your game will automatically feature player stats, game library content and leverage all the new social features and game discovery mechanisms.  Select GameCircle games are also highlighted in Amazon Appstore, giving your game a chance to get additional visibility among Kindle Fire customers.

If you are an Android developer and want to integrate the new gaming features, head to Amazon’s website for more details!