OpenFeint successor OpenKit goes live with 10 developers building truly social games

Started last fall by social game incubator YouWeb chief Peter Relan, OpenKit is the spiritual successor to OpenFeint, a similar social platform mobile games. But Japan’s Gree acquired it for $104 million and shut it down, leaving thousands of developers stranded.

In response, the team started OpenKit to create an alternative, and today version 1.0 of the backend service is now available. The founders include Lou Zell, Todd Hamilton, and Suneet Shaw.