Africa Swing game created within 28 hours.
AT&T recently hosted a Mobile App Hackathon as part of an ongoing games-based series for its Developer Programme, challenging participants to create a title within 28 hours.
Linghua Jin and Xiaomi Mao were the victors for their Android title Africa Swing, which now launches on social games service WildTangent, a platform that has access to more than 100 million devices.
The game requires players to dodge obstacles while collecting points, with upcoming actions signalled by the rhythm of the in-app music.
WildTangent and AT&T will continue to team up for future hackathons, while they're offering the operator's customers 25 WildCoins (WT's digital currency) for registering to the games service. Users can spend the coins on game rentals, game purchases and in-app items.
Jin, said: "AT&T hackathons provide a great opportunity to experience game development from concept to execution. AT&T and WildTangent gave us the tools and resources we needed to build a fun game, and now we have a chance to share it with consumers."
Carolyn Billings, associate VP, AT&T Developer Programme, added: "AT&T is committed to empowering the developer community with the right resources, expertise and environment to help them quickly create innovative apps and services. Heightening the value we are able to provide to developers attending our hackathons, we work to bring the right collaborators, such as WildTangent, to the table to accelerate an app’s time to market. The result is new apps like Africa Swing that enhance consumers’ wireless experience."
Sean Vanderdasson, senior vice president of WildTangent, continued: "Mobile leader AT&T is embracing our one-of-a-kind games service. WildTangent gives customers more choices for how they discover and play games, and we look forward to bringing these choices to AT&T's subscribers as well as introducing consumers to new, cool apps that we help bring to market through AT&T hackathons."
AT&T subscribers can download the WildTangent games app by visiting http://m.wildtangent.com/gamesapp?dp=att on their Android smartphones and tablets.