OpenXLive is a new service that has just been released by Fulcrum Mobile Networks, Inc and according to them its the first 3rd party gaming social network platform on Windows Phone 7. Well other than XBox live which is a invite only club for premium titles OpenXLive promises to offer a unified Social Gaming for indie WP7 games and that sounds like a great plan to us. We all have heard about OpenFeint and Plus+ on iOS and now there is OpenXLive for WP7 Gamers. OpenXLive offers gaming and SNS services for Windows Phone 7 XNA games ( no word on silverlight support at this stage ). OpenXLive allows developers to add gaming and social network features, such as leaderboard and achievement, into their games with minimal additional programming. The best part is you can get a username on OpenXLive and all your high score will be tied to that username across all games that support OpenXLive… sounds good to me.
According to the developer : Open XLive offers Windows Phone 7 game player community, which is similar to Xbox Live, but provides better supports on both website and in game SNS experience. Developers will find it much easier adding SNS ( Social Network Service ) features into their games; they don’t have to develop SNS user interfaces, but rather, these are part of Open XLive.
I am no developer but would love to hear what Windows Phone 7 game developers think about this new service, would you consider adding this to your game ? There is no pricing info mentioned on the site but the devs have informed us this is a free service for every developers. The games section contains logo from angry Birds and Halo ( those are just test data according to the devs and will be removed soon .. :) )
More Info : openxlive.com
Demo Video : ( has some NSFW Images ) youtube