Mobile development platform GameSalad added support for the Samsung-backed Tizen open source operating system with its developer tools.
GameSalad Creator has been tweaked to allow developers to publish to Tizen-based app stores. The company is also offering incentives to develop for Tizen, including free GameSalad Professional Licences.
Tizen is blends the MeeGo platform created by Intel and Nokia with the LiMo Foundation’s own Linux-based technology. Samsung plans to launch a high-end smartphone powered by Tizen in August or September this year.
“By making it easy to create and publish Tizen games, GameSalad developers now have access to new distribution channels in the fastest growing mobile markets,” said Christopher Croteau, managing director of Intel’s System Software Division and Tizen Board member.
GameSalad currently allows developers to create and publish apps for iOS, Android and HTML5 and has more 600,000 developers using its products to produce 180,000 titles.
Its technology streamlines the process of bringing games to market by removing the need to write code and allowing apps to be published across the different platforms.