Universomo

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Universomo
Subsidiary of THQ
IndustryVideo games
FateShuttered
Founded2002
DefunctMarch 2, 2010 (March 2, 2010)
HeadquartersTampere, Finland
ProductsThe Force Unleashed
de Blob

Universomo Ltd. was a Finnish video game developer based in Tampere, Finland. It was founded in 2002, and acquired by THQ on May 9, 2007.[1][2] Universomo also has offices in Helsinki, Finland and San Diego, United States. Universomo is focused on games for mobile phones, the iPhone and the N-Gage. On January 12, 2010 THQ announced a Nintendo DS game Beat City developed by Universomo,[3] marking the developer's first entry to the handheld gaming market.

On March 2, 2010 the shutdown of the studio was announced[4] while THQ Wireless will continue developing games with external studios.

The company is best known for the favorably reviewed mobile[5] and iPhone[6] versions of de Blob, the mobile, iPhone and N-Gage versions of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and the mobile versions of Lego Star Wars: The Video Game series.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "THQ acquires Universomo". www.gamesindustry.biz.
  2. ^ "Universomo Company Information on BusinessWeek". investing.businessweek.com.
  3. ^ "Press Release: THQ Starts a Rhythm Revolution With the Announcement of Beat City Exclusively For DS". www.ign.com.
  4. ^ "THQ closes Universomo". IGN.
  5. ^ "Pocket Gamer Review of de Blob". www.pocketgamer.co.uk.
  6. ^ "IGN Review of iPhone de Blob". www.wireless.ign.com.