There is a lot of talk in the developer community about the arrival of FroYo, Android’s upcoming release of version 2.2, and the flash capabilities it will bring to existing and new smartphones. To capitalize on this opportunity, Mochi Media recently announced the launch of their mobile flash game site that will utilize Flash Player 10.1 and let users play games on the mobile site on the Android platform. This news follows the recently announced collaboration between Adobe and Kongregate to bring the latter’s games to Android-enabled smartphones.
Mochi Media has made a wise decision to enter the mobile space by launching m.mochigames.com since Flash Player penetration is expected to surpass 50 percent of smartphones by 2010. As one of the world’s largest browser-based games network with over 140 million MAUs and 15,000 games, Mochi Media looks to reach a new gaming audience, adding value to its developers.
“The introduction of Flash to Android will open up a world of opportunity for Flash game developers,” said Jameson Hsu, co-founder and CEO of Mochi Media. “Through Mochi Media’s mobile site, our developer community will now have access to a whole new audience of gamers through the medium of mobile. We’re extremely excited about the great things to come, both for Mochi Media, and also its developer community.”
There will be about 25 games available at launch as soon as FroYo is available. Some of the games include mobile versions of puzzle game Biomass, card game Magic Towers Solitaire and strategy game Wheekling along with other puzzle, strategy and shooter games. The developer community on Mochi Media will be excited by the opportunity to deliver rich and compelling flash-based game experiences to the mobile games market.
“The Flash game development community continually pushes the boundaries of what is possible with Flash,” said Ricky Liversidge, vice president, Product Marketing, Flash Platform at Adobe. “With the beta completion of Adobe Flash Player 10.1, sites like MochiGames are expanding the countless opportunities for developers to engage with consumers through mobile.”