Add another iOS hit to the Android library of games, NimbleBit is porting Pocket Frogs our favorite mobile platform. The addicting game has been downloaded over 7.5 million times from the iTunes App Store. The froggy game lets gamers "collect, breed and share more than 15,000 types of unique, stylized frogs. Players can also customize their frog’s habitats and explore their pond to find rewards and discover rare items before visiting their friend’s ponds.
The game is being ported over to the Android platform using ngmoco's Mobage development services. The development engine is an SDK that allows quick Java Script-based development for developers wanting to bring games to Android.
Unfotunately the press release leaves us without a date. We're hoping sooner than later. Full press release after the break.
Now, who's ready for some frogs your favorite jeans?
NGMOCO AND NIMBLEBIT BRING POCKET FROGS MOBAGE TO ANDROID
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San Francisco – June 23, 2011 – Mobile social games leader ngmoco, a DeNA Co. Ltd (2432.T) company, and leading independent mobile game developer NimbleBit have announced that they are bringing Pocket Frogs to Android for the first time with DeNA’s Mobage social entertainment network. Pocket Frogs joins a growing list of more than 100 titles from the world’s best game studios currently in development for Mobage.
“ngmoco is thrilled to partner with NimbleBit to bring Pocket Frogs Mobage to Android,” said Simon Jeffery, Chief Publishing Officer at ngmoco. “Pocket Frogs has proven to be one of the most successful Free-to-Play games on the iPhone and has a tremendous and loyal following.”
With more than 7.5 million downloads for iOS devices to date, Pocket Frogs for Android challenges gamers to discover, collect, breed and share more than 15,000 types of unique, stylized frogs. Players can also customize their frog’s habitats and explore their pond to find rewards and discover rare items before visiting their friend’s ponds.
"An Android version of Pocket Frogs has been one the most requested things from our fans," said Ian Marsh, co-owner of NimbleBit. "Working with ngmoco and the mobage platform allows us to bring Pocket Frogs to a larger audience with a streamlined publishing process."
DeNA’s Mobage social entertainment network will give developers access to a suite of features to enhance their mobile and social games, including a shared currency, a virtual goods bank system, plus a payment API, advertising management and analytics tools.
The ngCore game development engine is a Native level performance development SDK that allows quick Java Script-based development. Making games powered by ngCore allows developers to release games across devices and regions.
For more information on ngmoco, please visit http://blog.ngmoco.com. Developers interested in developing for Mobage can download the free SDK and get more information at https://developer.mobage.com.