Mixi, DeNA tie on smartphone game

JIJI

Mixi Inc. and DeNA Co. have agreed to cooperate in the social networking game business for smartphones.

Under the tieup, the companies said Thursday they will standardize their systems next spring to make it easier for DeNA to provide its games to Mixi.

Mixi, a major social network operator, currently offers some 600 game titles for smartphone users. It also provides DeNA titles.

The tieup will make Mixi’s site more appealing by giving its users access to a larger number of game titles while helping DeNA boost its game development capabilities, the companies said.