The game developer behind a social gaming app is looking to make a splash at the Oscars.
Bethlehem-based Gameloft is aiming to have its new game, A Bit of Fun, at the top of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ list of top-grossing gaming apps for the first time ever.
Gameloft co-founder Michael L. Schwartz announced the news in a blog post that is shared on social media by the company.
Schwartz, who has been developing the game since its initial beta release in November, told The Verge the app’s “biggest advantage is its ability to play any genre of games, even if it’s not the same genre as the one you’re playing.”
Gamelough is also planning to introduce a mobile version of the app for the iPhone and Android devices in the next couple of months, according to the blog post.
Gameline is currently in beta testing on Android devices and the iPad.
It’s available for free for Android users, and the app can be downloaded for free.
The social gaming company is also looking to expand the game’s appeal to more people in the US.
Schwarz said the company hopes to sell its app to a “significant portion” of the U.S. population, with a plan to introduce the app to more of them in the near future.
Gametable will be the first social gaming platform to feature a full-fledged mobile app, he said.
Gameland was founded by Schwartz and two friends in 2010.
It has over 400 million registered users worldwide, and Schwartz is the co-creator of many popular games like Angry Birds, Candy Crush Saga, and Pokémon GO.
Schmidt said he was inspired by the popularity of gaming in the U and his friends’ experiences playing online games with other gamers, and he wanted to “create something that would be as social as it was engaging.”