ngmoco and AT&T have teamed up to bring their huge social gaming network, Mobage, to Android users in the US. AT&T customers will have access to this huge social gaming network which is now even better funded since DeNA purchased ngmoco last year for $400 million.
The press release states that Mobage will act as a hub for AT&T users to discover and play games that are apart of the Mobage network. Players will also be able to connect and communicate with other players from around the world and that is a lot of players considering the size of Mobage now.
You will be able to check out Mobage and the games within through an app that will be made available for AT&T customers. This app will be your hub into Mobage and all the games and players that are connected to it. Don’t think that it will just be a few games either. The app will contain the full catalog of games that are currently available for the Mobage network. No word on an exact date when this app will appear on AT&T customer’s Android devices. For more details check out the full press release below.
Developer Website: ngmoco
Website Referenced: Techcrunch
AT&T and ngmoco Announce Agreement to Bring Popular Social Gaming Platform Mobage to AT&T Android Customers
DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* and mobile social games company ngmoco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DeNA Co., Ltd. (2432: T), today announced an agreement to bring the Mobage social gaming platform to AT&T customers. Mobage will serve as a hub for AT&T Android users to discover and play games, as well as connect and communicate with other players around the world.
The agreement is the first of its kind between ngmoco and a U.S. wireless carrier.
“Games are consistently among the most popular entertainment apps for smartphones,” said Ted Woodbery, vice president, Wireless Data, Voice and Ancillary Services, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We are pleased to be the first U.S. wireless carrier to work with ngmoco and look forward to giving our Android customers access to the rich Mobage gaming catalog later this year.”
“AT&T has been a leader in the smartphone revolution in many ways,” said Neil Young, CEO, ngmoco. “We are delighted to bring Mobage to the massive group of Android users on the network.”
AT&T customers will be able to find the Mobage app conveniently on Android Market where they can easily access the full catalog of Mobage titles as well as connect with the entire Mobage mobile social gaming community.
Mobage, currently in beta in North America, is the premiere destination for mobile users to play high-quality social games with a vibrant global community. Mobage is committed to empowering the world’s best game-makers by providing easy-to-use tools and a platform for developing blockbuster content for consumers around the world. Developers interested in bringing games to Mobage can get more information at https://developer.mobage.com/
The agreement builds on the growing popularity of mobile social games. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.