These days it seems like mobile gaming is entering a sort of golden age — developers are getting ambitious about the experiences they want to create, and hardware has grown powerful enough to help bring those lofty visions to life in your pocket.
But with this latest infusion of capital comes a peculiar change in direction — according to co-founder and CEO Matt Zitzmann the team is working to flesh out its SDK with social features like profiles and commenting in the hopes of turning Kamcord.com into a destination for mobile gaming content.
“We’ve seen what Twitch.tv and Machinima have been able to do and we’ve gotten a lot of email from users who just want to see more video content,” Zitzmann pointed out. “So we’re building a solution that’s more of a one-stop shop and rolling it out later this week.”
Of course, Kamcord’s new trajectory as a destination for video content all depends on its ability to convince game developers to fold the recording feature into their works. Fortunately for the time, things still seem to be going well on that front — Kamcord in-game recording has been built into over 115 games, and users have recorded one billion game sessions since the startup launched last year. I suspect the team could blow up those figures in a huge way if they ever get around to pushing out an Android version of their dev tools, which Zitzmann says is still in the works.