Japan-made chat app Line announced today that the company has released two new games onto its social gaming platform, called Dragon Flight and Wind Runner. These now work with the app in several countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore. Interestingly, rival app KakaoTalk also has the same Dragon Flight game on its platform, but Line beat its Korea-based company in making the popular game available on many of those countries first.
Dragon Flight is a shooter game which lets you use skills, magic, and items while flying with your choice of dragon. Wind Runner is a side-scrolling running game. Both games’ objective is to stay alive as long you can while dodging or fending off enemies that come at you.
Line up for games
In the intense chat app battleground, support for mobile games like these can play a crucial part in determining the winner. KakaoTalk currently has three games available in Indonesia, while Line now has launched 12 games here already.
Line’s thirteenth game will be made available soon in the form of TinyFarm. The minus side of having lots of games is that users get an increasing amount of social game requests from all their buddies on Line (remember how infuriating that used to be on Facebook?).
The Japanese company is playing it very aggressively here. Last month the company aired its national TV ads campaign and has so far taken the lead in Indonesia’s messaging chat app battle according to Arbitron Mobile.