DeNA, NetDragon Partner To Share Development Resources
Japanese mobile social game network/developer DeNA and Chinese online game developer/operator NetDragon announced a partnership to share mobile game development resources and distribution platforms.
As part of the agreement, DeNA will build a version of its Mobage network for NetDragon's 91Game platform. That localized community will offer mobile social games developed by DeNA and its content providers.
NetDragon in turn will use DeNA's Ngcore engine to create games that will be incorporated into Mobage. The mobile social network is one of the biggest in Asia, claiming more than 20.5 million registered users.
This deal's announcement follows just a few days after DeNA announced that it's working with Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo to integrate Mobage
into the company's smartphones and feature phones.
DeNA's partnership with DoCoMo is also designed to promote Mobage to other Asian countries and Europe, as the two plan to collaborate with mobile operators and game developers, as well as their respective subsidiaries and partners in foreign markets to expand it internationally.