Games developer Warthog expects its mobile division to break even
Working with mobile development firms such as Digital Bridges and mobile
portal Genie, Warthog said that it had two new mobile games in
One of the games includes the development of a mobile version of classic
arcade game StreetFighter on behalf of US games publisher THQ.
Ashley Hall, chief executive of Warthog, said that handset firm Nokia's
plans to ship more than 50 million Java-enabled mobile phones in the
next year alone means that more people will be able to play more games
on mobiles than they do on new video games consoles.
He said: "After investments during 2000 and 2001, we expect our mobile
games to break even this year. It is still a small percentage of our
turnover at one or two percent, but there is potential for growth."
Warthog has said that it will continue investing in its mobile gaming
division, following positive results from European mobile operators'
pilots of revenue-generating games.
Warthog, a developer of PC and video console games in the UK, has seen
turnover increase to £4.8m for the six months to 30 September
2001, up from £2m for the previous six months.