|Amazon Introduces GameCircle for Kindle Fire and Opens Up APIs for Game Developers|
GameCircle helps game developers grow their business by enabling them to easily integrate new features including achievements, leaderboards and sync, leading to a more engaging gaming experience for millions of Kindle Fire owners
Achievements allow players to track all earned trophies, treasures, badges, awards and more while they’re playing games on their Kindle Fire. Players won’t have to leave a game to receive messages, get updates or track accolades. They can also pause a game, view an achievements summary, determine what badges are still needed or desired, and then return to gameplay.
Leaderboards provide an in-game view of score comparison information and percentile ranking, allowing players to quickly and easily check standings against other players without ever leaving the game.
Sync automatically saves players’ in-game progress to the cloud and allows them to pick up exactly where they left off when restoring a deleted game or switching between their devices. Players will no longer have to worry about losing game progress, scores or achievements between Kindle Fire devices, as all data is securely stored for free in the cloud.
“We have received extremely positive feedback from developers on our
recently launched In-App Purchasing API with its easy 1-Click
purchasing, and now we’re excited to add yet another reason to be a game
developer for Kindle Fire,” said
“We are thrilled to be part of Amazon’s GameCircle with
"We’re excited about Amazon’s GameCircle because it brings a new level
of engagement for our most popular Android titles such as Doodle Jump
and Collapse!,” said Ken Murphy, VP of GameHouse Studios. “The ability
to compete for high scores and achievements through the
"GameCircle is a wonderful addition to
For more information on GameCircle and for access to the achievements, leaderboard and sync APIs, visit http://amazon.com/gamecircle.
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