Dave Edery's finally able to talk about one of his hush-hush projects: Games for the Kindle.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Their studio, Spry Fox, has released their first game for the Kindle, Triple Town, as part of what appears to be a very quiet soft launch of their game catalog for the device.
Dave's got a post up on the subject and how it fits his blue-ocean strategy that he's been talking about for a while.
Amazon certainly has a lot of catch up to do in getting an app store up, and they are heading into crowded territory as many devices are also getting app stores into play. Additionally, the Kindle seems somewhat hobbled as an interactive application platform (e-ink, UI, etc)
On the other hand, as David points out, Amazon has a large installed base of users with a propensity to spend money, and a trusted commercial relationship with those users. Those things alone certainly make those blue ocean waters look inviting.
If you are a Kindle owner, check out Triple Town.