Jim Merrick, former Nintendo executive and games industry veteran, has been appointed president and CEO of Mobliss. Mobliss is a Seattle-based mobile messaging, gaming and content delivery company.
Merrick will oversee all Mobliss operations, including game licensing and development. Mobliss is best known for helping American Idol with its text message voting system. They are also responsible for the mobile games Family Feud, The Price is Right and the New York Times Crossword.
“Mobile phones are a part of everyday life for millions of consumers. That number just keeps growing,” Merrick commented.
“Mobliss is a pioneer and already has proven people want to do more than just use phones to chat. They love to play videogames and they love to communicate instantly in many different and edgy ways. Growing this is my sole focus.”
Here at QuicklyBored, we love the Nintendo DS and we’re all going to get the Wii. Hopefully, Merrick will bring some of this innovation to the mobile gaming platform.