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

Games finally hit the Kindle, courtesy of the KDK
Written by Joel Evans, Contributor

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.

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