Amazon has just released its new device called the Amazon Fire TV which is a set-top box that also has gaming capabilities. One game created by Amazon Game Studios called Sev Zero will be an exclusive title for this device with hundreds of games already playable and thousands more coming.
Gameloft, a leading publisher of digital games, recently announced that it will optimize three of its popular games for his platform. The three titles that are optimized for the Fire TV include Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and Modern Combat 4. In fact, during Amazon’s live demonstration of its set-top box Asphalt 8: Airborne was seen running on the device.
Baudouin Corman, VP of Publishing for the Americas Gameloft, said that “With Amazon’s broad consumer base and quality reputation in the market, it made sense to optimize some of our top games for Fire TV. This collaboration broadens the reach of our games, allowing us to bring even more high-quality content to the consumers’ living room.”
Vice President of Amazon Appstore and Games Mike George said that “We are thrilled that Gameloft has optimized its most popular titles for Fire TV. With a quad core processor and 2 GB of memory, Asphalt 8: Airborne and all of Gameloft’s optimized titles really shine on Fire TV. We think customers will love playing these games.”
Gameloft games are usually played on a smartphone or tablet using touch based controls. The company’s optimization effort makes the games playable on a larger display and with physical controls.
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
- 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner and 2013 BAFTA Kids’ Vote winner that can be described as an endless runner. You get to play as one of the Minions and compete with others in this fast passed challenging game.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
- An arcade style racing game where you get to race in 47 high performance cars. Perform different stunts and tricks while racing in different locations. There’s also a multiplayer mode where up to 8 different racers can join in on the fun.
Modern Combat 4
- This FPS title lets you control a handful of elite soldiers who are tasked to rescue the world leaders from a terrorist group. The game offer console-like graphics and multiplayer support.