OpenKit launches its closed beta for open-source social-mobile platform

OpenKit is the brainchild of Peter Relan, head of the YouWeb incubator, which spawned OpenFeint and then sold it to Gree for $104 million. Last fall, Gree decided to shut down OpenFeint, leaving thousands of game developers with the tough decision of migrating to Gree’s own competing platform or going somewhere else. OpenKit is targeting those developers who decided to move on. The current version is part of a closed beta test, and the open beta is expected to come in April.