By Jesper Jensen, GM Yahoo Games
Back in May when Yahoo acquired PlayerScale, I promised there would be more to come.
Today, we are excited to introduce the Yahoo Games Network, our brand new platform for third-party game developers who want distribution of the Yahoo network in addition to easy onboarding services that help them authenticate players, monetize their games, provide social sharing, analytics and ongoing operational support for growth. We’re also launching the new Yahoo Classic Games with a beautiful, elegant, and easy-to-use design that plays seamlessly across the Web, Android devices and iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
The new Yahoo Games Network bring the classics that we all know and love — like Yahoo Poker, Yahoo Pool, and Yahoo Bingo — in addition to other hits like KingsRoad, The Last Stand: Deadzone, Ballistic, Bingo Blingo, Rise of Mythos, Vegas World and Slotomania. We’re already working with some of the best developers in the industry like Rumble Entertainment, DreamWorks, SGN, ChangYou, Namco Bandai America, Playtika, FlowPlay, Con Artist Games and many more on web and mobile.
We plan to keep building out our platform with improvements and new features — providing not only a great experience for our millions of users, but also a cross-platform network for developers looking to reach the untapped gaming audience of Yahoo’s 800 million users worldwide (including 400 million users on mobile).
In the meantime, your feedback is invaluable to us and helps make Yahoo Games the best experience it can be, so let us know what you think.