Even if Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter have the benefit of being household names, hi5 is also a pretty big social network, and today, it made a move to please developers. hi5 announced its new Game Developer Program “to accelerate user adoption and revenue generation of social and online games.”
Select game developers are supposed to receive all sorts of benefits, including free marketing and promotion, a share of advertising revenue, and access to the hi5 Coins payment interface. Plus, there shouldn’t be much of a tech hurdle, since hi5 has a set of Facebook-compatible APIs.
Steve Victorino, the president and COO of Immortal Games, claimed in a statement, “hi5’s Game Developer Program is a perfect launch boost for any new game title. By distributing on hi5, we have been able to focus on building a great game, knowing that initial promotion, user adoption and monetization are under control.”
This is something to look into so long as you’ve got your Facebook-, MySpace-, and Twitter-related bases covered, at least.