Moblyng, a leading publisher and developer of games for mobile devices out of Redwood City, CA, has announced a partnership with Playdom to publish Playdom games on major mobile platforms, and raised $2.65 million in funding from Mohr Davidow Ventures and Deep Fork Capital. The move is the latest in a round of partnerships and acquisitions by Playdom, including their acquisitions of Three Melon games, Offbeat Creations and Merscom Games.
The Playdom deal is “really big for us because it validates our technology,” asserts Stewart Putney, a chief executive at Moblyng. The partnership will allow Playdom to publish games such as Mobsters and Sorority Life on WebOS, Blackberry, Symbian and Android, allowing them to markedly increase their user base in addition to the tens of millions of players already playing their games on Facebook and Myspace.
“Our architecture lets us develop a game quickly and make iterations of it as quickly as web-based game developers can,” Putney stated. This process will grant Playdom the ability to publish games on new mobile platforms within weeks.
Having ventured past the 5 million download mark in the past year, Moblyng is aggressively establishing itself as a top publisher for the Android platform. Some hits include Dungeon Quest, M:Vampire and M:Poker. Other endeavors include partnerships with LOLapps and QuePasa, a social gaming company and leading latin social network respectively. With over $10 million raised, and strategic partnerships in place, we expect Moblyng to to grow and succeed in this highly competitive space in times to come.