MocoSpace Reaches 20M Member Milestone, Unleashes Four New HTML5 Browser-Based Mobile Social Games

BOSTON–  June 24, 2011–  MocoSpace, the largest entertainment destination on the mobile Internet, today announces that they have reached a new milestone: 20million members. The company is also launching four new games on the MocoSpace Games Platform: Cage Fighter from New Game Town, In the Club from Upgraded Studios and Goosy Avatar and Goosy Pets from CelanderUS. All four games involve a social aspect– meaning players can connect with their friends, and also make new friends via the gaming experience. All games are free to play and can be accessed on any phone with access to the Internet– no app required.

New Game Town (NGT) has worked with MocoSpace to create a game called Cage Fighter . In Cage Fighter, players may create a fighter, hire a trainer, and compete with friends.  Cage Fighter provides a fun way for players to“fight in championship fights to be the ruler of all things MocoSpace.” In order to gain a competitive edge, players can buy MocoGold to receive upgrades and equipment. Cage Fighter is New Game Town’s second HTML5 game– the company has already launched Happy Farm on MocoSpace, and is currently working on its third title.

Upgraded StudiosIn the Club invites players to build a nightclub from the ground up. Players are given the opportunity to balance their budget, pick drinks, and“turn your shop from a lame disco to the hottest night spot ever!”

Upgraded Studios was established earlier this year by a highly creative technical team with a goal of developing cross platform technology and games software. The company was founded by Joseph A Mauke, Rudy Pollorena Jr.&Frank Wallen. Together they have over 30 years technical, creative and design experience in the PC, mobile, and console markets and have worked at companies such as Sony, THQ, Electronic Arts, and Foundation 9 Entertainment.

CelanderUS is creating two new games for MocoSpace; Goosy Avatar will launch first, followed by Goosy Pets. Both games offers top-notch graphics to players, and the fun of creating a virtual world for either yourself or your pet. With Goosy Avatar, players can choose their own mobile personality– fashionista, goth girl, nerd, rapper, rocker girl, and many others. Player will be able to control how their avatars act, how they dress, and where they go– the disco, the mall, campus, etc. Goosy Pets allows MocoSpace users to choose a pet and take care of him or her on a mobile phone. Players will need to check in often to make sure their digital pet is well-fed, happy, and always ready to play. 

CelanderUS is based in Denmark and the United States, and was established in 1996. The company has been in the mobile and Internet business for ten years, spending the last five years focused primarily on distribution and development of mobile content, multiplayer platforms and mobile communities.

“The game industry is still focused on apps, but we’ve proven over the past year that millions of Americans are already playing and buying virtual goods in HTML5 mobile social games. Thanks to new innovations of our platform, we’ve made HTML5 game graphics and play as good as the app and playable for anyone with a smartphone, regardless of whether they’re using iOS or Android,” states MocoSpace CTO and co-founder Jamie Hall. 

Developers and publishers interested in bringing games to html5 may be eligible for funding from MocoSpace as part of its $1m  HTML5 Mobile Game Developer Fund. Interested parties should contact gamescorpATmocospace.com

About MocoSpace

MocoSpace is the largest entertainment destination on the mobile Internet, with over 20 million registered users generating more than 1 million hours a day of games, music and more! For a young, multicultural, on-the-go generation, MocoSpace is the mobile community of choice for making friends, having fun and staying connected. MocoSpace is free and available on any web-enabled mobile phone in the world. Launched in 2005, MocoSpace is based in Boston, MA and is backed by General Catalyst and Softbank Capital. For more information, visit www.jnjmobile.com 

Follow MocoSpace on Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com mocospace 

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