Keen Studios Has Fancy Plans, Pants To Match
Anyone for Checkers? (That's a rhetorical question, by the by: the answer is "almost 88,000 of you", going by download counts.) The developers behind the webOS version of the classic board game, Keen Studios, have let us know about a couple of interesting new developments in the pipeline. First up, a Pro version of Checkers (aptly entitled Checkers Pro) is enroute, and will add transparent boards (allowing you to see your own phone wallpaper) and smarter AI amongst other goodies - all for a measly $0.99.
Bigger news is their upcoming online gaming service (Keen Studios Online) which will bring online competition to Checkers, along with user profiles - like an Xbox Live for webOS, but with less caffeine-addicted prepubescent children screaming obscenities when you pwn them at Halo. (We hope.) They're currently looking for beta testers, so if you're interested, hop on over to this page and sign up.