Digital Chocolate Announces N-Gage Support
Nokia announced today that Digital Chocolate is prepping "a variety" of titles for the Finnish company's new N-Gage platform. The first title announced is Digitial Chocolate's videogame/social network hybrid DChoc Cafe.
The game offers up a "virtual cafe," where users can customize their avatar, communicate with friends, and compete for prizes in a variety of casual card, board, or puzzle games.
"DChoc Cafe is a perfect complement to the Nokia's next generation N-Gage platform," Gary Schofield, president of networks, Digital Chocolate said in a statement. "N-Gage provides the tools we need to tap into the powerful device performance and promote social interaction between players through games, which is completely in line with Digital Chocolate's philosophy. We're very pleased to be teaming up with Nokia."
Nokia's revamped N-Gage platform, scheduled to launch this fall, puts much more emphasis on the backend service rather than pushing a single device, as with the original N-Gage. N-Gage service will be available across a range of high-end Nokia handsets. Nokia's N-Gage Arena functions like an Xbox Live for Nokia devices, keeping gamers connected outside of the game experience itself.