THQ has announced an agreement with digital development studio Innovative Leisure, a new company formed by games veterans which reads like a list of who’s who of the industry, to publish the firm’s titles.
Innovative Leisure was founded by Seamus ”Father of the Xbox” Blackley, Van Burnham, Ed Logg of Asteroids, Centipede, and Gauntlet fame, Rich Adam, Tim Skelly, Owen Rubin , and Ed Rotberg.
The agreement will focus on creating and publishing digital games through digital and mobile platforms, as well as social and downloadable platforms.
“We are always looking to work with the best creative talent in the video games industry and we feel this relationship with Innovative Leisure reinforces our goal,” said Danny Bilson, THQ EVP in the press release. “We are committed to delivering creative games through digital distribution and Innovative Leisure has the expertise to deliver remarkable and cutting edge games for a new generation.”
“It’s a great honor (and a lot of fun) to get the opportunity to work with so many of the designers responsible for the gameplay mechanics that form the basis of our whole medium,” said Seamus Blackley, Innovative Leisure president. “We’re excited about getting to make and release a bunch of awesome games.”
More information on Innovative Leisure can be found through a bang-up interview with Blackley over on VentureBeat.