Rafat was almost right on the button. In a meeting today, Jamba decided to stop developing its own mobile games, so is shutting its Ojom development unit. Berlin-based Ojom is actually one of VeriSign’s (NSDQ: VRSN) contributions to the venture with News Corp (NYSE: NWS). which will now concentrate only on marketing and distribution as far as games go. Jamba retains non-games production capacity including Fox content like The Simpsons and its latest ringtone phenomenon Schnuffel.
CEO Mauro Montanaro (via emailed release): “The games market has matured significantly over the past few years. We now already have over 100 partnerships with well-known games publishers … Therefore, we no longer see the need to develop our own content in this specific area.” Ojom had produced titles including Men In Black, Charlie’s Angels (pictured) and Macho Or Nacho.