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  PlayJam extends to Adobe AIR to deliver games on Smart TV
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10/08/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

 

GDC Austin, Monday 8th October - PlayJam, the world's leading TV Games

Network, announces the launch of an end-to-end tool-chain offering

developers a clear path to Adobe AIR®-enabled TV, Blu-ray and upgrader

boxes.

Working in partnership with Adobe, PlayJam will build a games eco-system

that will provide Adobe's developer network with access to PlayJam's

Platform APIs delivering a comprehensive monetization and social tool-set

specifically designed to enhance, cross-promote and monetize games prior to

publishing globally via the PlayJam Games Network. 

Using PlayJam's SDK, developers are able to integrate global billing, CRM

and game servers to add features such as cross-network tournaments,

leaderboards and real-time mass participation events. In-game promotion,

virtual currencies and recommendation engines combine with a full analytics

suite to provide the richest environment to generate increased revenue and

customer loyalty on TV. 

Adobe AIR® for TV enables developers to build compelling 2D and 3D games

using GPU acceleration available on LG's range of Smart TVs. These games can

be built using tools and frameworks available from Adobe and from the Web.

Adobe AIR® and Adobe Flash® Stage3D based games may be quickly deployed to

the TV utilizing these developer tools.

The SDK will initially be made be made available to members of PlayJam's

closed Beta Developer Partner Program ahead of general release in December.

Interested parties can also get their hands on a copy by visiting PlayJam's

stand at GDC Online this week in Austin, Texas and by registering on the

PlayJam website.

Jasper Smith, CEO and founder of PlayJam says, "Adobe's tools facilitate the

development of some of the world's most engaging games and we're delighted

to be working with Adobe and its developer community to bring great titles

to millions of TVs around the world. We believe that once the tool set is

fully established it will be as simple for developers to publish games to TV

as it is to a PC."

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About PlayJam 

PlayJam is the premier global platform for casual and social games on TV. By

partnering with all major TV brands, we've created the largest and most

vibrant games network for millions of players around the world.

The PlayJam Platform provides developers with a fast way to enhance and

monetize games on smart TV. A free to download SDK provides access to global

in-app billing, advertising, rewards programs, tournaments, leader-boards,

messaging, recommendation engines, full analytics and integration with

Social Networks.

The PlayJam Network is a global games publishing platform for Smart TV

games. Integrated with all leading Smart TV brands (Samsung, LG, Panasonic,

Sony, etc.), PlayJam has negotiated prominent placement in Smart TVs App

stores generating increased consumer traffic and exposure to the developers'

games. In addition PlayJam can offer to promote developers games in their

own branded section of the PlayJam Network.