BlackBerry acquired Scoreloop in June of 2011 and now 3 years later it looks like they are shutting it down. Scoreloop started as a cross platform social gaming network that supported BlackBerry along with Android, Bada, iOS, and Windows Phone. BlackBerry then incorporated it into BlackBerry 10 as a gaming leaderboard with achievements and more. This was all part of the vision for a consumer focused BlackBerry 10 that probably no longer fits in with John Chens enterprise focused recovery. This sort of makes sense for them though I hope they integrate some sort of leaderboard into BBM or something.
That renewed enterprise focus probably explains why BlackBerry sent out a notice for the “Termination of Scoreloop SDK License Agreement (the “Agreement”) & Shutdown of Scoreloop Services.” This means that Scoreloop SDK will no longer be available in OS 10.3.1 and they will no longer be accepting new games with a full shutdown scheduled for Dec 1st, 2014. Here are the details 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.