THQ Wireless, a subsidiary of leading videogame publisher, THQ Inc., today announced it has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with Jamba AG, Germany’s first and largest mobile internet portal. With additional interests in Switzerland and the Netherlands, Jamba delivers a wide range of entertainment, information and shopping services to its mobile customers. Java-based games for download are a rapidly expanding element of the company’s business.
Under the terms of the agreement, THQ will license many of its hit games to Jamba. These include Astrosmash, MotoGP and StreetFighter.
Denis Roters at Jamba AG said: “Java games are very important to the ongoing success and rapid development of our service. We were keen to find a partner with specific experience in the mobile games sector, and I am delighted that we are now working with THQ. Interest in Java games has grown dramatically in Germany over the last few months. Our new partnership with THQ will help us to satisfy this demand and enable us to continuously offer new titles to our customers.”
Adam Comiskey, Commercial Director of THQ Wireless added: “THQ Wireless was one of the first companies to start developing games for mobile phones. We were able to build on our long experience in games development for other hardware platforms and bring this to the extremely exciting mobile environment. We have witnessed a dramatic increase in demand for Java games in recent months which can only continue to grow as new Java-enabled mobile devices come onto the market.”