Social gaming network OpenFeint has had its own app for a while now, offering news & information for players. But now the app underwent a re-branding of sorts – it is now called Game Chanel & it’s built around a groupon-style model. The app has offered up a Free App of the Day for a while now, but in addition to the freebies, it now also has a feature called “Fire Sale,” in which players can “vote” for certain games to go on sale.
It’ll be interesting to see how that works — one of the biggest issues developers are facing on the App Store is simply getting their app discovered by players, and this seems like yet another outlet for OpenFeint-enabled games to find their customers. The app also helps with discoverability in other ways as well: you can see what your friends are playing, and track leader-boards and all of OpenFeint’s other stats right there.