DeNA is already active in China, one of their three self-defined core markets, but it looks like Chinese users will hear more from Mobage soon. The company today announced it has entered a strategic partnership with the Alibaba group, specifically Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud).
Under the deal, Mobage will be pre-installed on the K-touch W800, a smartphone powered by Aliyun (which is Alibaba’s own mobile OS) early next year.
In addition, Alicloud and DeNA target China-based social game developers that want to use the Chinese company’s cloud computing services:
For China-based game developers, AliCloud and DeNA will leverage mutual resources to provide ngCore, DeNA Group’s cross-device mobile game development engine for Mobage, through AliCloud’s cloud services. Using ngCore on the cloud will allow for high efficiency development through AliCloud’s data centers in China.