Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been moving further into the digital world with some of its services, and this includes the development of Amazon Game Studios a couple months ago. The fledgling game developer just announced the release of its first mobile-centric game called “Air Patriots.” This is the second offering by the new Amazon Game Studios, following up on its Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) game called “Living Classics.”
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been developing several channels of original content for its devices like the Kindle and Kindle Fire HD, but Amazon Game Studios is releasing its new “Air Patriots” to every mobile device – Kindle Fire HD, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android devices, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones and iPads and other tablets, and it is available for free download. The game is described as a tower-defense game that involves jet fighters deployed to counter a tank invasion. High scores and major accomplishments in the game are tracked through Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) GameCircle.
In announcing the release of the game, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Game Studios executive producer Ernie Ramirez said, “When we created Air Patriots we wanted to make a game that was easy and engaging, and the simplicity of drawing paths for planes was something we thought would appeal to players. We think customers will find Air Patriots both familiar and fresh, with a degree of challenge that keeps them engaged and enthused to play more.”
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Game Studios is expected to continue to send out games in the company’s ongoing quest to develop original content, to go along with its e-books, movies and TV shows for use on Kindle devices. However, it seems like Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is not looking to develop its own proprietary ecosystem, but is certainly looking to develop as many revenue streams as it can, and making these games available to virtually all mobile devices would develop that revenue stream for Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). That could be a good push for investors in Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock like billionaire fund manager Jim Chanos of Kynikos.