Boston, MA – June 23, 2010 – MocoSpace, one of the largest mobile social networks in the U.S., today announced the launch of a new gaming initiative aimed at developing social games for the mobile web. The MocoSpace Games platform will leverage the company’s virtual currency, Moco Gold, and its existing social graph of over 12 million members who are already playing more than 1 million mobile games a month.
Despite having a variety of single-player games already available, MocoSpace Games’ first title is still under wraps but promises to delight when it debuts in July. “The mobile web has yet to deliver on the quality of mobile gaming that is standard for rich media smartphone apps,’ said MocoSpace CEO Justin Siegel. “Our goal with MocoSpace Games is to bring the virality of Facebook games to the mobile web. The mobile web allows us to truly expand the potential of social gaming, with a browser-based smartphone platform that can bring a deeper game experience to the mass market.”
Over the coming months, MocoSpace will expand its games portfolio with new titles as well as opening up the company’s platform to third party game developers interested in developing mobile browser games.
For a young, multicultural, on-the-go generation, MocoSpace is the mobile community of choice for making friends, having fun and staying connected. One of the largest and most active mobile web sites, MocoSpace is free and available on all web-enabled mobile phones in the world. Launched in 2005, MocoSpace is backed by General Catalyst and is based in Boston, MA. For more information on the company, visit www.jnjmobile.com