Back in 2011, BlackBerry acquired Scoreloop, and about three years later, the company has decided to shut it down. Many of you will remember Scoreloop’s integration in titles like Run In Crowd, which brought a social aspect to gaming on the PlayBook and eventually BlackBerry 10.
Scoreloop has now sent out a notice it is bringing its services to a halt towards the end of the year. Developers that use Scoreloop in their games or apps must “remove any calls to the Scoreloop SDK from your BlackBerry 10 applications prior to Dec 1, 2014. Additionally, the Scoreloop SDK for BlackBerry will cease to be available as part of the BlackBerry 10 SDK as of 10.3.1.”
The change for Scoreloop shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. It was originally acquired to be integrated into the BB10 platform as yet another aspect for consumer appeal. With John Chen making BlackBerry’s recent focus shift to enterprise, Scoreloop was pretty much useless. The Scoreloop letter is available in its entirety below.
Dear Scoreloop Partner:
All capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meaning set out in the Agreement.
This letter hereby constitutes notice of Scoreloop AG’s (“Scoreloop”) termination of the Agreement pursuant to Section 10.02 of the Agreement. Effective immediately, Scoreloop will no longer be accepting new Games and Scoreloop will permanently shutdown the Scoreloop Services on Dec 1, 2014. Please remove the Scoreloop Software from your Games and cease accessing the Scoreloop Services prior to Dec 1, 2014.
Additionally, the Scoreloop SDK for BlackBerry will cease to be available as part of the BlackBerry 10 SDK as of 10.3.1. Any Scoreloop services made accessible via the BlackBerry 10 SDK will cease to be available on Dec 1, 2014. Please remove any calls to the Scoreloop SDK from your BlackBerry 10 applications prior to Dec 1, 2014.
Questions can be addressed to Scoreloop via support.scoreloop.com.
Nothing set forth in this letter is meant to be, nor shall it be deemed to be, a waiver or release of, and Scoreloop hereby expressly reserves, all rights and remedies Scoreloop may have, including but not limited to under the Agreement.