Raptr

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Raptr
Raptr logo.jpg
Raptr current logo
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Raptr Client with Home tab open
Original author(s) Dennis Fong
Developer(s) Raptr Inc.
Initial release 03 September 2008
Stable release 4.1.0 / 01 August 2014
Development status Active
Platform Microsoft Windows
Available in English
Type Social Networking,Computer Optimization
License OpenSSL
Website www.raptr.com


Raptr is a social networking website and instant messenger, targeted towards video game players. The company was founded by Dennis Fong, co-founder of Xfire, in 2007 and is located in Mountain View,California. The company has raised 12 million dollars in funding from investors including Accel Partners and Founders Fund.

The client, which is a downloadable application for Microsoft Windows, supports AIM, Yahoo! Instant Messenger, GTalk, Windows Live Messenger, Xfire, ICQ, and Facebook Chat protocols and allows users to import their Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam accounts. It also includes other features such as game/achievements tracking, in-game overlay, and game management. Raptr offers a few images showing a user's game statistics for use in signatures.

On the website, users add video games to their profile, as well as track game play time and achievements, share reviews, game related information, and game activity. Raptr lets users publish their gaming accomplishments to sites like Twitter, Plurk, FriendFeed, and Facebook.

Raptr launched in a closed beta on February 2, 2008,[1] and launched an open beta to the public on September 3, 2008.[2]

Raptr has partnerships with video game publishers Activision, Ijji [3] and the Raptr client was bundled with the PC release of Red Faction: Guerrilla.[4] In December 2009, Raptr partnered with Gamespot to provide both communities with extra features.[5]

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