Scoreloop backing Windows Phone 7, releasing beta SDK

Social gaming “ecosystem provider” Scoreloop today announced it would be supporting Windows Phone 7, and released a beta version of its WP7 SDK.

“Windows Phone 7 is an important step in our goal to encourage and support
connected gaming across the entire mobile landscape. As the first cross-platform
social gaming ecosystem to add support for Windows Phone 7 this means we can
offer the largest reach, greater revenue potential and increase the impact of
developers using the Scoreloop SDK,” said Marc Gumpinger, Scoreloop CEO.

Game developers familiar with Scoreloop on other platforms are able to easily extend
the same in-game social features into Windows Phone 7, making it simple to let
game players compete and compare cross-platform. For existing Windows Phone 7
developers Scoreloop offers comprehensive support from the moment they download
the SDK through the whole development cycle to launch and beyond.

Scoreloop, which claims to be signing up one million new users per week, calls itself a “cross-platform, social gaming ecosystem on mobile” – something like a more mobile Xbox Live, which it may end up competing directly with for cross-platform integration. As well as community software, it allows developers to add features such as virtual currency and leaderboards, which are then reflected on all Scoreloop-supported platforms.

You can read the full press release here (PDF).

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