In a first-of-its-kind U.S. partnership for ngmoco, the company has partnered with AT&T to bring its Mobage social gaming network to users of the service provider's Android phones.
AT&T users will be able to use a Mobage App from the Android Market as "a hub... to discover and play games, as well as connect and communicate with other players around the world."
The announcement comes after Mobage's recent beta launch
for Android users in English speaking markets, China and South Korea. The service has already attracted over 30 million players in its native Japan.
Terms of the deal were not revealed, and it's not clear precisely how AT&T will promote the Mobage app through its Android Store or handset pre-installation.
"Games are consistently among the most popular entertainment apps for smartphones," said AT&T VP Ted Woodbery in a statement. "We are pleased to be the first U.S. wireless carrier to work with ngmoco and look forward to giving our Android customers access to the rich Mobage gaming catalog later this year."
Ngmoco parent company DeNA recently reported its seventh straight quarter of record earnings
, with revenues from each smartphone user averaging 938 yen ($12.20) for the month of June.