OpenFeint has been pushing to boost game development on the Android platform for quite a while, and has got a nice assortment of games that they’ve developed themselves. However, they’re looking to help taking Android gaming even farther, but partnering up with Chinese developer The9 to promote Android game development by funding developers transitioning to the Android platform.
Obviously, developing games for Android is a smart business move. Android has the largest portion of the smartphone marketshare, and it has been proven as a profitable platform to develop for. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy for any company that already has games on iOS to just rebuild it to run on Android OS. It takes time, and it takes resources — resources that a lot of the smaller dev studios just don’t have.
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