Aurora Feint has enjoyed a $3 million Investment from Intel to help expand its OpenFeint mobile social gaming platform.
This brings total investment in Aurora Feint to $12 million, including $5 million from The9, sometime distributor of World of Warcraft in China.
OpenFeint is a cross-platform alternative (and forerunner to) Apple's Game Center, now encompassing both iOS and Android devices. It boasts 3400 games and 45 million gamers.
Intel revealed to TechCrunch that the cross-platform nature of OpenFeint was its primary interest in the firm, which may be some hint as to the processor giant's plans for the mobile market, or to piggy-back its Atom chip's dominance of netbooks.
Intel has also invested an unspecified amount into cloud streaming firm Gaikai in July.