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RIM Acquires Mobile Game Network Scoreloop

Blackberry maker Research in Motion has acquired social gaming platform Scoreloop, who will be assisting the company in creating tools for mobile developers -- although details regarding the deal have not yet been disclosed.
Blackberry maker Research in Motion has acquired social gaming platform Scoreloop, although details regarding the deal have not yet been disclosed. Tyler Lessard, VP global alliances and developer relations at RIM, explained on the official Blackberry blog that Scoreloop has been brought in to assist the company in creating tools for mobile developers. "We’re excited that the Scoreloop team is joining the BlackBerry Developer team and bringing their expertise in creating social and collaborative gaming toolkits for mobile developers to the BlackBerry platform," he said. He continued, "We have recently enabled our developers to create social app experiences through our BBM Social Platform and have seen some very innovative applications result from that. We look forward to working with the team at Scoreloop to provide tools that will further enable our developer community to take gaming to a new level of social integration on the BlackBerry platform." Scoreloop CEO Dr. Marc Gumpinger noted that, "As part of RIM, we'll be in the unique position to integrate deeply into Blackberry platforms, to take mobile gaming to the next level together." Late last year, Scoreloop revealed that it was signing up 3 million new players per month and handling over 18 million leaderboard score submissions each.

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