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Motorola Investing Android Game Developers

A demonstrator plays a racing game on an Android-based Motorola Atrix smartphone during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 6, 2011.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Motorola Mobility said Thursday that the company has invested an undisclosed amount of money in Moblyng, an Android games developer most famous for its “Dungeon Quest” games.

The equity investment in Moblyng was joined by Mohr Davidow Ventures and Deep Fork Capital, the company said.

Moblyng games have been published for Android, Facebook, iOS and WebOS platforms and have been downloaded more than 9 million times, the company said. But the real motivation may be in Moblyng’s tag line, which claims that the company is “the leading publisher and developer of HTML5 games for mobile devices and social networks”.

“Motorola Mobility Ventures seeks out the most innovative and promising new companies in which to invest, and we found a strong synergy between our vision for the future of mobile and Moblyng’s strategic direction,” said Harshul Sanghi, managing director of Motorola Mobility Ventures, in a statement. “Moblyng was an early adopter of Android and is an industry leader in using HTML5 to bring cross-platform social gaming experiences to mobile devices. We look forward to accelerating the realization of their vision.”

Moblyng has developed its own titles, such as m:Racing and Dungeon Quest for the Android platform, but also partnered with Playdom to bring the games to platforms like Facebook as well. The collaboration has brought the Playdom games Mobsters and Sorority Life to the Android platform as well.