It’s been well reported (and often misreported) the difficulties that THQ has been going through of late, but here’s a bit of news that should inspire some confidence in the company: It’s signed a publishing agreement with developer, Innovative Leisure, for digitally downloadable games.
One of THQ’s problems is it hasn’t done a good job of supporting the download platforms, but Innovative Leisure, a startup studio, has plenty of experience behind it. The team, and their credentials (according to a press release) are: Seamus Blackley (”father of the Xbox”), Van Burnham(Supercade), Ed Logg (Asteroids, Centipede, Gauntlet), Rich Adam (Missile Command, Gravitar, PGA Tour Golf), Tim Skelly (Rip Off, Star Castle, Reactor), Owen Rubin (Major Havoc, Space Duel), and Ed Rotberg (Battlezone, S.T.U.N. Runner, Steel Talons).
They will be focusing on mobile and social gaming, and should be a strong developer for THQ to have in its pocket.