We are sad to see that AGON Online is shutting down at the end of June. A couple of years ago when I was researching services for online leaderboards, I decided to use AGON for two of our holiday games. This was an easy choice on my part, because at the time Open Feint and Scoreloop were a little rough around the edges. Both have matured fantastically, of course, and with the advent of Game Center, the folks at Aptocore (makers of AGON Online) have felt the inevitable squeeze of the bigger competitors.

Nevertheless, from the very beginning it was a pleasure to deal with the folks at Aptocore. The system they built was easy to integrate and manage, and the SDK had an excellent Xcode-integrated documentation set. The support team was knowledgeable and courteous, and always very professional. We’ll miss working ¬†with them, and wish them well in their future endeavors.

Many developers used AGON in some interesting games. A few of my favorites were: Eyegore’s Eye Blast, Similis Deluxe, Sheepstacker, Popper, Inkvaders, SpringFling, and Azplode. Check ‘em out!