Mobile gameplay recording company Kamcord is preparing for the release of a Version 3.0 of its mobile app, which allows users to browse gameplay videos other players have recorded in a variety of supported games on their mobile devices. The mobile social network had over 1.3 million unique content creators in the last month.
Over the last year, Kamcord has worked with SEGA, Square Enix, DeNA and GREE, resulting in the company opening an office in Japan to strengthen its position in the Japanese market. Earlier this month, the company updated its iOS SDK to support Apple’s Metal, as well as Chukong Technologies’ Cocos2d-3.3.0.
The upcoming Kamcord standalone app update will introduce advanced notification features to users, which take advantage of iOS 8’s new capabilities. This includes the introduction of notifications when users have interacted with another user’s content in some way (users can “like” and comment on other users’ videos), and will include both interactive notifications and a notification center extension.
“Many people have said gameplay recording will only take off once a League of Legends-style game comes to mobile. While Vainglory and Fates Forever are making great progress towards this, there’s already a really vibrant gameplay recording tradition on mobile. We’re seeing games similar to Minecraft with lots of social interaction and opportunity for self-expression succeeding on Kamcord. Long term, we believe that mobile gameplay recording offers a broader platform in which more types of games can succeed than on PC/console,” said Aditya Rathnam, Kamcord co-founder, in a statement.
Kamcord’s standalone app was released in April 2014, and was most recently updated in September with top player rankings for every game, as well as badges for featured videos and a Home Feed for watching videos from followed users. The app is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store, with the 3.0 update scheduled for release early next month.