Verizon Wireless has unveiled a subscription-based gaming service for Android devices that will offer unlimited monthly access to several mobile games at $5.99.
The U.S. telecoms carrier assured subscribers access to over a hundred smartphone games and over 50 made-for-tablet games, which include titles such as Doodle God, Fruit Ninja, and World of Goo. On-demand gaming provider Exent will provide games for the Verizon’s new gaming service: GameTanium.
GameTanium is now available on Verizon Apps and supports over 30 Android smartphones but only 2 Android tablets, which include the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, Motorola DROID RAZR and Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 slate.
Verizon Wireless currently offers a three-day free trial of the gaming service; afterwards, customers will have to pay $5.99 per month, which will reflect on their phone bills so a Verizon data plan subscription is necessary.
According to a company statement, GameTanium allows users to define clearly their optimum mobile gaming options. The editorial board of Exent will choose which games will arrive in GameTanium, and Verizon boasted features such as ad-free apps, accessibility to reviews and recommendations, and parental ratings.
“Working with Exent has enabled us to immerse customers into the mobile gaming frontier and ultimately bring high-quality gaming options powered by 4G LTE,” said Kristi Crum, executive director of marketing for Verizon Wireless.
Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, this week joined the social gaming bandwagon with its GameCircle developer program, which urges game developers to make interactive games specifically for its Kindle Fire tablet. The company also launched Game Connect for online gamers.