THQ arms new tech in social game push

Group strikes key partnership with Joyent
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Longstanding publisher THQ is making strides to compete in the social gaming space, having just struck and agreement with net-dev solutions group Joyent.

The firm, famous for its Red Faction franchise and a lucrative WWE deal, says its Joyent partnership “provides a key component of our social network strategy."

Mike Hogan, THQ’s vice president of online publishing, added: “Using Joyent technology, we've been able to create an environment that allows us to provide our studios a scalable platform for developing and launching social games.”

Joyent’s technology is said offers a boxed package of social game tools and services.

Its quick-start cloud solution and professional services “will enable THQ's developers to focus on game innovation rather than infrastructure deployment” the group said.