Leading MMOG Developer Bundling Raptr with Champions Online Title And Using Raptr to Surface In-Game Achievements And Player Data
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 1, 2009 — Raptr (http://raptr.com
), the social utility that allows you to connect with your gaming friends and see what the world is playing, today announced that Cryptic Studios, a leading developer of massively multiplayer online games, has joined the Raptr Partners Program. Cryptic Studios will bundle Raptr with Champions Online’s general launch on September 1 in the U.S. and September 4 in Europe.
Champions Online will be integrated with Raptr APIs to surface game data such as character level, powerful items, and heroic achievements. By entering their Raptr username in the Champions Online in-game status sharing screen, players can automatically connect their Champions Online account to Raptr and share rank, status, items acquired, and achievements earned with their friends and other players.
“Gamers already interact with each other across dozens of platforms and communications vehicles, including IM, Facebook and Twitter. Raptr brings all of this together, supporting every major IM service, and allowing any player to enter just their Raptr ID to broadcast to all the services they use,” said Dennis Fong, Founder and CEO, Raptr. “Our initial integration with Cryptic’s Champions Online will expose our service to an even greater number of gamers. It also demonstrates that game developers across all categories are beginning to embrace the notion that connections between friends are a powerful way to reach new users and better understand customer behavior.”
“Cryptic Studios has always been committed to building enthusiasm across many different game audiences,” said John Needham, CEO, Cryptic Studios. “Bundling Raptr with Champions Online and integrating with Raptr’s API provides us with a proven and highly effective viral channel for reaching new users and gaining greater insight into the how our customers interact with one another, what titles they play and how they communicate about our products.”
Raptr members can access the Champions Online Raptr game page here and can track their achievements against all players of Champions Online here. Companies interested in signing up for the Raptr Partners Program can visit http://partners.raptr.com
for more information. People interested in experiencing the Raptr service can get it for free at http://raptr.com