Yahoo Inc. is taking its popular Web-based parlor and card games from personal computers to mobile devices.
Yahoo will integrate technology from New Jersey-based Stadeon, Inc. that will allow multiplayer games across multiple platforms. Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed.
“It provides a seamless experience so that somebody on the Web can’t even tell they’re playing against somebody on the phone,” said Geoff Graber, general manager of Yahoo Games.
The company recently launched a mobile games studio to develop casual multiplayer titles. Currently, six games are available for Verizon Wireless customers, but Graber said there are plans to make them available for other major U.S. carriers.