Last week DeNA announced that they were acquiring Gameview, and now they are expanding their influence even more. The Japanese mobile game company has invested in the U.S. social game company Astro Ape.

The New Jersey-based developer has created games such as Office Heroes for iOS and now will develop games for DeNA s MiniNation mobile game platform. Astro Ape was  founded by Christopher Cheung, Chieh Huang, and William Fong in March 2009 and is looking to expand on its five employees with a couple more in the next two weeks.

Source: VentureBeat