N-Gage started back in 2003 with what quickly became known as the 'taco phone' – a mobile that tried gallantly to fuse a PSP with a mobile, but ended up being mocked for its comical design.
In a Rasputin-style comeback, it re-emerged in April 2008 as an online gaming service for a selection of phones, led by the N81. It seemed a wise move, but was quickly been overshadowed by the march of the iPhone's App store and its growing band of games.
You'll still be able to buy games from the N-Gage store until the end of September 2010, but after that Nokia will sell mobile games via the Ovi Store.
So, that's it – maybe the we'll get to speak to N-Gage via a Tweance soon to find out how it's doing on the other side.