It looks like we can expect to see some hardcore social games heading our way starting this Summer thanks to a new partnership between ngmoco and Kabam which will bring Kabam titles to Android, taking advantage of ngmoco’s Mobage platform.
Kabam already has quite the presence on iOS, mostly thanks to their Kingdoms of Camelot franchise and especially with their most recent release Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North which has already been downloaded over a million times in the first month of release. For those of you unfamiliar with the Kingdoms of Camelot series, these are city building / combat RTS games, similar to what you will find on Facebook and playable through your browser on your PC.
Set in a medieval period, the Kingdoms of Camelot series has you building your kingdom up with different building, training troops and gathering resources, expanding to other cities and waging war against other players. The world is a persistent one meaning that you can be attacked even when you are not logged in.
With the announcement of ngmoco and Kabam teaming up, these games will start making their way to Android very soon. As to what game will be first, that hasn’t been announced just yet but it is a safe bet it will probably be one of the Kingdom of Camelot games. The first game will be officially announced this Summer. You can check out the full press release below.
Developer Website: Kabam
NGMOCO AND KABAM PARTNER TO BRING HARDCORE SOCIAL GAMES TO MOBAGE™
Kabam’s First Mobile Game for Android to Launch on
Mobage Social Gaming Platform, Summer 2012
San Francisco – April 25, 2012 – Mobile social games leader ngmoco, LLC, a DeNA Co. Ltd (2432.T) company, and Kabam, the leading developer of hardcore social games, have inked an agreement to bring select game franchises to the Android platform through the Mobage™ social gaming platform worldwide. At DeNA’s Mobage Forum, attended by more than a thousand developers last night in Tokyo, Japan, the companies announced that the first Kabam title on Mobage will be available Summer 2012.
“We are focused on selecting the best-in-breed games for the diverse Mobage catalog,” said Neil Young, CEO, ngmoco and director, DeNA. “We have been impressed with Kabam’s success with hardcore social games on the web and iOS and are excited to partner with them to bring some of their biggest franchises to Android.”
Kabam recently expanded its portfolio to include mobile games with the launch of Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North on iOS. In its first month the game has been downloaded more than one million times and quickly jumped to the #1 spot on the Top Grossing Charts. The Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has attracted nearly 20 million registered users worldwide.
“Kabam is off to a blockbuster start on mobile devices,” said Andrew Sheppard, President of Kabam. “By creating games for multiple platforms, we are able to work with the best partners in the industry and we’re excited to leverage DeNA’s expertise on Android and Mobage’s advanced worldwide network.”