At the mobile portion of the this year’s Games Developer Conference, currently going on in San Francsico, Nokia has been talking up its commitment to mobile gaming as a key service in the future of converged mobile world.
Nokia’s Executive Vice President for Markets Anssi Vanjoki, during a keynote for the mobile portion of the conference, reportedly challenged game developers to take advantage of a mobile phone’s capabilities, including better graphics, location-based services and the oft-included camera.
Along with talk of the importance of gaming, Nokia also relaunched its NGage platform; remodeling the failed device into a new service for games that work on a range of handsets.
The world’s largest handset maker also announced a partnership with PopCap Games to bring connected mobile Java games to the SNAP Mobile platform. Nokia’s SNAP Mobile is a mobile Java gaming solution that covers middleware and technology, hosting, maintenance and online community management. Chuzzle will be the first game to be re-developed by PopCap under a multigame agreement.