THQ Nordic (formerly just THQ) is an American video game developer and publisher. Founded in 1989, the company developed products for home video game consoles and handhelds, personal computers and mobile devices. Its name derived from "Toy Headquarters" during its time as a toy manufacturer in the early 1990s. THQ had offices in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
After years of financial struggles, stock value drop, and debt, THQ declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2012 and began liquidation of its assets the following month, with several properties either being acquired or auctioned to other developers. In addition, most of the remaining staff were laid off.
In 2014, the THQ trademark was acquired by Nordic Games, which had acquired some of THQ's properties in the auction. It renamed itself THQ Nordic in August 2016.
On March 21, 2018, Nickelodeon and THQ Nordic announced a partnership to revive Nickelodeon licensed console games for newer consoles and high-definition remasters, including SpongeBob SquarePants games.
Games published (as THQ)
- SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip
- SpongeBob SquigglePants
- SpongeBob's Boating Bash
- Nicktoons Freeze Frame Frenzy
- SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom
- Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island
- SpongeBob's Truth or Square
- SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off
- Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing
- Underpants Slam!
- Nicktoons Movin'
- SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis
- Nighty Nightmare
- Nicktoons Unite!
- Creature from the Krusty Krab
- Lights, Camera, Pants!
- The Yellow Avenger
- The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
- Battle for Bikini Bottom
- The Krusty Collection
- SpongeBob SquarePants multi-pack
- SpongeBob SquarePants Collection
- Revenge of the Flying Dutchman
- Operation Krabby Patty
- Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots
- Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition
- Double Pack Volume 1
- Double Pack Volume 2
- Double Pack Volume 3
- Nickelodeon: 4 Games On One Game Pak
- Double Pack Volume 1 (UK)
- Double Pack Volume 2 (UK)
- Double Pack Volume 3 (UK)
- Double Pack Volume 4 (UK)
- Double Pack Volume 5 (UK)
- Triple Pack Volume 1 (UK)
- SpongeBob SquarePants Darts
- SpongeBob SquarePants Bowling
- SpongeBob SquarePants Baytona 500
- SpongeBob's Atlantis Treasures