Ngmoco Prepares for Mobage Launch
Ngmoco, acquired by DeNA last year, is gearing-up to launch their social network for mobile games into the global market: http://bit.ly/kxyYsh
DeNA already operates the Mobage mobile social network in Japan, where it has a booming billion-dollar business and tens of millions of users. Ngmoco has combined its ngCore technology for cross-platform publishing with Mobage to create a mobile social entertainment network for the whole world. As we’ve noted before, Ngmoco and DeNA have huge ambitions for Mobage.
Simon Jeffery, chief publishing officer at Ngmoco in San Francisco, said in an interview that the company is now inviting developers to sign up for its Sandbox development environment, which allows developers to test and develop their games so they can become available on the Mobage platform. There are already more than 100 games on the platform, and more are in the works, Jeffery said.
The big advantage of running a global network is that it can eliminate geographic borders and platform barriers as well, Jeffery said. For instance, by publishing a game on Mobage, developers will be able to reach players around the world. The game will also be able to run on a variety of mobile platforms and launch games around the world almost instantaneously. Via: VentureBeat