Over the past year or so, I’ve mentioned “for Kakao” games numerous times. It’s a strictly-Asian phenomenon that leverages South Korea’s massive Kakaotalk social network in the same way that Facebook got your mother to talk about her stupid farm.
PATI Games is one of the success stories of Games for Kakao with massively popular “I Love Coffee.” With a total player base of 8,000,000 Korean gamers, or about 16% of the population of South Korea, they’re kind of a big deal and have sticker books to prove it.
Now, PATI Games is adding third-party publisher to their resume. The company has added Happy Street to the “for Kakao” network. This, to my knowledge, marks the first time a game “for Kakao” didn’t originate from Asia. Now, Koreans will know the joy of bird poop, too.
Happy Street (해피스트릿), a game that I’m personally very fond of, made great use of Apple’s GameCenter integration in the past. It will likely do the same for Kakao users.