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GameWave: CyberAgent Announces Global Social Game Platform For iPhone

CyberAgent just announced GameWave, a mobile social gaming platform that will go live this spring. No doubt, this will be an uphill battle, but there are three things that are noteworthy here:

  • GameWave will be available exclusively on the iPhone
  • CyberAgent wants to initially focus on the US market, not Japan
  • GameWave is based on the popular Pankia middleware

Players will be able to choose between games provided by both third-party developers and CyberAgent itself, with CyberAgent saying they will support other game makers, for example in terms of marketing.

The Pankia SDK, offered by Tokyo-based gaming startup Pankaku, makes it possible to add social networking functionalities, internet match features, rankings, achievements and other elements to smartphone games.

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I am the CEO & Founder of Kantan Games, Inc., a Tokyo-based game industry consultancy focused on the Japanese market. Please subscribe to updates on this site via RSS or Email.