Nonoba Enters The Flash Games Arena With GameRise, A “Ning For Gaming Sites”
March 17, 2009 at 19:38 PM EDT
We already had HeyZap , the "YouTube for Flash games" and Game Curry , a search engine for Flash games , so not that much of a surprise we now have a "Ning for Flash games" that lets anyone create a gaming website much like Marc Andreessen's service does the same for social networking sites. Danish startup / gaming community Nonoba is taking a crack at just that by launching GameRise , a CMS that supposedly makes developing and maintaining customized gaming sites a breeze. The comparison to Ning - and by extension the plethora of similar services - comes from co-founder Oliver Pedersen but isn't all that far-fetched. GameRise allows users, from amateurs to professional developers, to create and maintain sites featuring game catalogs and social services like chat rooms and forums as well as the ability to customize the look and feel, advertising displays and language of the community websites.