Video game rental service GameFly this week announced that it plans to begin publishing iOS and Android games in the upcoming months, and will launch its own Android app store.
In a statement, GameFly said it plans to launch its App store for Android devices later this fall. It will be called the GameFly GameStore and should be ready for Android phones and tablets by this holiday season.
The company is also looking to partner with iOS and Android game developers. It has set aside a game development fund to work with independent mobile developers that are in the process of making a game, but need more money to publish and promote their titles.
“GameFly is dedicated to giving consumers the best user experience possible, and to be their single destination for console, PC and mobile gaming needs,” Sean Spector, GameFly cofounder and its senior vice president of business development and content, said in a statement. “We plan to be a leading player in mobile games by launching our retail GameStore for Android and helping to fund mobile developers of all sizes to publish, promote and sell their smartphone and tablet games.”
GameFly is currently accepting proposals from mobile game developers, and expects to publish its first title this summer. The company instructed interested developers to email their submission to: GameDev@GameFly.com.
The new Android store will complement GameFly’s existing free iOS and Android apps, which feature gaming news, reviews, and let users manage their accounts on the go.
For more, see PCMag.com’s review of GameFly.
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