March 10, 2010 — San Francisco, Calif. — Conduit, the company enabling publishers to distribute their offering directly and through its global network of publishers, today announced the availability of new APIs for the creation of “mini-games” that can be played directly in the chrome of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Conduit is the first to enable this highly engaging method of game play, allowing users to play constantly no matter where they are on the Internet. Game developers that create mini games using the Conduit Platform can add them to the Conduit App Marketplace and distribute to the more than 220,000 web publishers and 100,000,000 users in the Conduit Network.
According to the NPD Group, in their report “Online Gaming 2010,” games are one of the most addictive and popular activities online; the average number of hours spent each week on online gaming has increased by 10 percent in 2009 and now almost half of internet users regularly consume game-related content as part of their browsing routine. Conduit is now offering a new and engaging way for these publishers to reach this influx of new and established gamers.
“This is a whole new way to play games that offers unprecedented opportunities for game developers to constantly engage users,” said Adam Boyden, president of Conduit. “Game developers can benefit from distribution to our huge network, while our web publishers can offer their users highly-engaging apps as part of their branded offering.”
Game developers that leveraged the technology in a beta release have already reported impressive results; for example, baconOppenheim, which developed PiTSi, a virtual pet game, acquired nearly 4 million users since its launch in the Conduit Marketplace.
The new APIs enable entire games to be built using any of the major web standards – like Flash, Silverlight, Java, HTML, and more – and include rich features such as user log-in, virtual currency, and social elements like Facebook account data, and more. Mini games can also interact with other objects and events on the browser page.
For more information on how you can create a Mini Game, please visit www.Conduit.com/minigames for details.
Conduit enables web publishers to distribute their offerings directly and through its global network of more than 220,000 publishers and their 100 million users. Conduit is the inventor of the SaaS platform that allows game developers to create and distribute their content and products on a branded browser application using all the leading operating systems and Internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. The free, powerful Conduit Platform has earned the prestigious TRUSTe Trusted Download certification. The platform has been adopted by game developers like Zynga, OurWorld.com, iWin, Playdom, and others. Any game developer interested in creating their own in-browser, express Mini Game can find more information at http://www.conduit.com/minigames.
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