The lineup of companies, which includes names like Amazon Data Services Japan and Microsoft Japan, will be providing support services for developers on the platform, helping with issues like localization, server side infrastructure, debugging and user support.
Unlike DeNA, which launched Mobage in the west with developers like The Playforge, TinyCo, NimbleBit and Gameview , it appears GREE is planning to bring a selection of its Japanese games to an international audience and will be providing extensive support to help the games make the transition. DeNa owned ngmoco:) also provides platform support such as assistance with Android ports, but its likely the amount of support offered varies from developer to developer.
The full list of GREE’s new international service parters is:
- DIGITAL Hearts Co.,Ltd. (localization, Debug)
- Katalyst Lab Inc. (localization)
- Keywords International Limited (localization)
- Lionbridge Technologies (localization)
- Poletowin Pitcrew Holdings, Inc. (localization, debug, user support)
- VeriServe Corporation (debug)
- Amazon Data Services Japan (server-side infrastructure)
- FreeBit Co.,Ltd. (server-side infrastructure)
- GMO Internet, Inc. (server-side infrastructure)
- IDC Frontier Inc. (server-side infrastructure)
- Microsoft Japan Co.,Ltd. (server-side infrastructure)
- RightScale®, Inc. (server-side infrastructure)
- BELLSYSTEM24, Inc. (user support)
- E-Guardian Inc. (user support)
- GaiaX Co.Ltd. (user support)
- ISAO Corporation (user support)
- transcosmos inc. (user support)
On Feb. 2, GREE confirmed it would be launching its global mobile-social game network in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year.