Hey guys - I want to make a few quick comments on this.
Openfeint (now Gree) has traditionally been very hard to communicate with, as can be seen from the mixed messages we are getting from them, and the lack of real info on the new site. The first we knew about OF potentially going away was when Ken posted about it on this thread and I reached out to their dev relations.
What we (Ansca) know right now:
1) About OF and how long it will be around: I exchanged emails with one of their developer relations people and he said that OF will be up and running through the end of the year at least. At that point they would evaluate whether it stays live longer.
So, I *think* that any games using it now are safe for several more months. Of course, this may change.
2) About new Gree SDK: They (Gree) obviously want to move people to their new SDK, hence the lack of info about OF on their site. However, I was also told that the SDK is currently in open beta. This usually means that it is still changing significantly. It is not a good idea for us to put an SDK like that into Corona SDK - it will just be bad news for everyone. Plus, it's not clear to us that Gree will be the best option out there yet.
So, we are evaluating the situation, and at least waiting until they come out of beta to commit to it.
In the meantime we are talking with other companies. I know the GameMinion guys have posted here and I would encourage people to give them a try (and let me know what you think ;)
I am trying to find out more and will let you know if and when I learn anything. Feel free to email me with questions/comments: david AT anscamobile
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