The N-Gage service (also referred to as N-Gage 2.0) was a mobile gaming platform from Nokia that was available for several Nokia smartphones running on S60 (Symbian). N-Gage provided numerous games with 3D graphics into an application featuring online (via N-Gage Arena) and social features. It takes its name from the original 2003 N-Gage gaming device, which it succeeded.
An official promotional image during the 29 August 2007 announcement: The N-Gage application home screen (right) and a game being played (left) on a Nokia N81. The N-Gage platform was compatible with: Nokia N78, N79, N81, N81 8GB, N82, N85, N86, N86 8MP, N95, N95 8GB, N96, N97, Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, 5630 XpressMusic, 5730 XpressMusic,Nokia 6210 Navigator,6710 Navigator,6720 Classic, E52,E55 and E75.Due to memory issues, hinted in an interview in February 2008,support for the Nokia N73, N93 and N93i was cancelled.
After less than two years on 30 October 2009, Nokia announced that no new N-Gage games would be produced. Some reasons cited for its failure are its bad development model,marketing and success of Apple's App Store.A total of 49 games were released for it. Nokia moved its games onto their Ovi Store thereafter. Games can still be played on compatible devices, but the service and online features are no longer functional after it ceased in September 2010.