Kindle Development Kit finally births two games: Shuffled Row and Every Word

Kindle Development Kit finally births two games: Shuffled Row and Every Word

Summary: Games finally hit the Kindle, courtesy of the KDK

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We've covered the Kindle Development Kit (KDK) in the past, and each time we cover it, we mention how no titles have actually been shipped using it. Well, today that all changes.

Earlier this morning I received notice that the first Kindle active content titles have been released. Currently there are only two: Every Word and Shuffled Row, but I'm sure there are more to come.

Shuffled Row

Every Word

The letter from the Kindle folks also states that the company is still planning on opening the program to more developers:

"We continue to work with limited-beta developers who have been given early access to the KDK and appreciate your patience while we work towards opening up the program to more developers. Stay tuned."

I have to admit that I expected more from the games, visually, but have not yet played them so I can't officially weigh in. I'll report back when I've had a chance to put them through their paces. That said, the Kindle was never designed for gaming, so the fact that Amazon is finally shipping some is a sign of more good things to come.

As of this writing Shuffled Row and Every Word are both free, so be sure to give them a try on your Kindle and share your impressions below.

Topics: Collaboration, Microsoft, Software, Software Development

Joel Evans

About Joel Evans

With more than 15 years of mobile, Internet and wireless experience, Joel specializes in taking existing brands and technologies into the mobile and wireless space. Joel is currently the VP of Strategy Integration for Mobiquity, an enterprise-class mobile solutions provider.

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  • RE: Kindle Development Kit finally births two games: Shuffled Row and Every Word

    International owners of Kindle cannot download this app - why in the world????

    We are seriously thinking our only option is to replace the clunky amazon operating system with an open source version to allow us to develop our own open source apps...
    theuns@...
  • adding games to Kindle

    One of the most appropraite games to add should be crossworld puzzles based on books, magazines, and newspapers; maybe even a game that could make a puzzle from books on a persons Kindle.
    Jody Bear