DeNA, a company running a social game networking Mobage in Japan and now oversea, announced that the acquisition of Chilean game development company Atakama Labs S.A.
DeNA has been adding social game development companies into its group from USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Vietnam.
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DeNA to Acquire First Latin American Subsidiary, Atakama Labs
Chile-based Developer to Expand Development Capabilities for Mobage Global
TOKYO, JAPAN – October 4, 2011 – DeNA Co., Ltd. today announced the
acquisition of Atakama Labs S.A., a Santiago, Chile-based game
developer. As DeNA’s first subsidiary in Latin America, Atakama Labs
will enhance DeNA Group’s development capabilities for Mobage
(pronounced moh-bah-geh) Global, a social mobile gaming platform
operated by DeNA’s U.S. subsidiary ngmoco, LLC.
Atakama Labs will primarily provide engineering support for ngmoco’s
first-party and third-party games, as well as the Mobage platform
itself. The companies already have an established relationship
through previous work commissioned to Atakama to port third-party
mobile social games to Mobage Global.
“Atakama Labs’ highly skilled engineers and experienced management
team will be a great asset as we grow,” Neil Young, Director, DeNA and
CEO, ngmoco, said. “We are focused on bringing the world’s top talent
together to deliver the best games on Mobage, the premier mobile
Currently DeNA Group has a staff of nearly 400 worldwide, working on
social games for smartphones, and the Group plans to expand the team
to 1,000 in the near future. The acquisition of Atakama Labs will add
a team of 30 to DeNA’s global staff. Long-term, DeNA plans to expand
the team in Chile as well.
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About Atakama Labs
Based in Santiago, Chile, Atakama Labs is a leading Latin American
developer of social games on both web and mobile platforms. Atakama
is committed to producing the next generation of social games for a
global audience. More information on the company can be found at
DeNA Co., Ltd. is a world-leading online service company, and operates
Mobage social gaming platform, social networking services and
e-commerce websites. Drawing on its extensive community base and
rapidly expanding developer line-ups, Mobage currently serves over 30
million users in Japan with more than 1,500 game titles for
smartphones, feature phones as well as PCs. The company generated
annual sales of more than 1.3 billion U.S. dollars in fiscal year
ended March 2011. To expand the Mobage platform globally, DeNA is
building a presence in the US, Europe and Asia. DeNA is listed on the
Tokyo stock exchange (2432). For more information, visit