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THQ's logo from 2000 to 2011, as seen at the beginning of many Nickelodeon games produced between those years.

THQ Inc. was a North American developer and publisher of video games. Founded in 1989 in the United States, the company developed products for video game consoles, handheld game consoles, as well as for personal computers and wireless devices. Its name derives from "Toy Head-Quarters" during the time when the company was a toy manufacturer in the early 1990s.

The company published internally created, and externally licensed content in its product portfolio. THQ's internally created games included the Saints Row series, Frontlines: Fuel of War, the Red Faction series, MX vs. ATV, Company of Heroes, and the Dawn of War series, among others. The company also held exclusive, and long-term licensing agreements with leading sports and entertainment content creators, including Nickelodeon. As such, many Nickelodeon video games were published by THQ from 1992 to 2012, including under the Play THQ label starting in 2007.

After several years of financial struggles and an increasing amount of debt, THQ filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2012. On January 22, 2013, the company sold off all but one of its studios and related properties at an auction to other video game developers. In addition, most of the remaining staff was laid off.

Nickelodeon games published by THQ

Game title Developer Platform(s) Released
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Space Cadet Adventures Imagineering Inc. Game Boy November 1992
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! Gray Matter Super NES; Game Boy October 1993
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$! Imagineering Inc. NES November 1993
Super NES April 1995
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Fire Dogs Argonaut Games Super NES June 1994
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Time Warp Sculptured Software Super NES November 1994
Rugrats: Search for Reptar n-Space PlayStation October 31, 1998
The Rugrats Movie Software Creations Game Boy December 1998
Game Boy Color February 28, 1999
Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt Realtime Associates Nintendo 64 June 29, 1999
Rugrats Studio Tour n-Space PlayStation November 10, 1999
Rugrats: Totally Angelica Tiertex Design Studios Game Boy Color May 5, 2000
Art PlayStation April 13, 2001
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Avalanche Software PlayStation October 29, 2000
Nintendo 64 November 12, 2000
Software Creations Game Boy Color November 2000
KnowWonder Windows PC January 1, 2001
Rocket Power: Gettin' Air Tiertex Design Studios Game Boy Color March 27, 2001
SpongeBob SquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula Vicarious Visions Game Boy Color March 14, 2001
SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge Climax Group PlayStation September 21, 2001
Game Boy Advance November 5, 2001
Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue Darkblack PlayStation September 4, 2001
Rugrats: Castle Capers Software Creations Game Boy Advance September 24, 2001
SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty Awesome Productions Windows PC September 24, 2001
The Wild Thornberrys: Chimp Chase Helixe Game Boy Advance October 5, 2001
Rocket Power: Extreme Arcade Games THQ Windows PC October 14, 2001
Rugrats: All Growed-Up THQ Windows PC October 21, 2001
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius AWE Games Windows PC November 6, 2001
Human Soft Game Boy Advance November 9, 2001
BigSky Interactive PlayStation 2 September 26, 2002
GameCube December 17, 2002
Hey Arnold!: The Movie Altron Game Boy Advance May 29, 2002
SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman Vicarious Visions Game Boy Advance September 10, 2002
BigSky Interactive PlayStation 2 November 21, 2002
GameCube December 18, 2002
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Human Soft Windows PC September 20, 2002
Game Boy Advance November 13, 2002
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron vs. Jimmy Negatron AWE Games Windows PC September 22, 2002
Human Soft Game Boy Advance September 25, 2002
Rocket Power: Beach Bandits Helixe PlayStation 2 September 20, 2002
GameCube September 24, 2002
Game Boy Advance October 19, 2002
Rugrats: Munchinland THQ Windows PC September 23, 2002
The Fairly OddParents: Enter the Cleft Altron Game Boy Advance November 4, 2002
Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party Eurocom Entertainment Software Game Boy Advance November 8, 2002
Rugrats: Royal Ransom Avalanche Software PlayStation 2 November 16, 2002
GameCube November 27, 2002
Rugrats Go Wild THQ Windows PC May 28, 2003
Magellan Interactive Game Boy Advance
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Jet Fusion Krome Studios GameCube; PlayStation 2 September 16, 2003
Helixe Game Boy Advance September 24, 2003
Tak and the Power of Juju Avalanche Software Game Boy Advance; GameCube; PlayStation 2 October 15, 2003
The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules Blitz Games GameCube; PlayStation 2; Xbox; November 3, 2003
Helixe Game Boy Advance
Gorilla Systems Windows PC
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Heavy Iron Studios GameCube; PlayStation 2; Xbox October 21, 2003
Vicarious Visions Game Boy Advance
AWE Games Windows PC
The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown Blitz Games GameCube; PlayStation 2 September 8, 2004
ImaginEngine Windows PC September 14, 2004
Helixe Game Boy Advance September 20, 2004
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies THQ Studio Australia GameCube; PlayStation 2 September 13, 2004
Tantalus Interactive Game Boy Advance
Nicktoons: Freeze Frame Frenzy Altron Game Boy Advance September 27, 2004
Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams Avalanche Software GameCube; PlayStation 2; Game Boy Advance; Xbox October 11, 2004
All Grown Up!: Express Yourself Altron Game Boy Advance October 19, 2004
Nicktoons Movin' Mass Media PlayStation 2 October 21, 2004
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Heavy Iron Studios GameCube; PlayStation 2; Xbox October 27, 2004
AWE Games Windows PC
WayForward Technologies Game Boy Advance
Aspyr Media Mac OS X November 7, 2005
Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy Altron Game Boy Advance September 8, 2005
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge Avalanche Software GameCube; PlayStation 2; Xbox September 19, 2005
WayForward Game Boy Advance
Altron Nintendo DS
The Fairly OddParents: Clash with the Anti-World Razorback Developments Game Boy Advance October 18, 2005
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! AWE Games Windows PC October 19, 2005
WayForward Technologies Game Boy Advance
THQ GameCube
PlayStation 2; Xbox October 21, 2005
Nicktoons Unite! Blue Tongue Entertainment PlayStation 2 October 26, 2005
GameCube October 27, 2005
Climax Group Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DS January 10, 2006
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger Tantalus Interactive Nintendo DS April 16, 2005
PlayStation Portable March 6, 2006
Barnyard Blue Tongue Entertainment GameCube; PlayStation 2; Windows PC August 1, 2006
Wii December 4, 2006
Halfbrick Studios Game Boy Advance August 1, 2006
SpongeBob SquarePants: Nighty Nightmare AWE Games Windows PC August 21, 2006
Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle Altron Game Boy Advance; Nintendo DS September 19, 2006
Avatar: The Last Airbender Halfbrick Studios Game Boy Advance October 10, 2006
Tose Software Nintendo DS
AWE Games Windows PC
THQ Studio Australia GameCube; PlayStation 2; PlayStation Portable
Wii November 19, 2006
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab Blitz Games GameCube; PlayStation 2 October 16, 2006
Wii November 19, 2006
WayForward Technologies Game Boy Advance October 16, 2006
Nintendo DS October 18, 2006
Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island Blue Tongue Entertainment GameCube; PlayStation 2 October 24, 2006
Halfbrick Game Boy Advance
Natsume Nintendo DS
Drake & Josh: Talent Showdown Artificial Mind and Movement Nintendo DS July 30, 2007
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth Halfbrick Studios Game Boy Advance October 16, 2007
THQ Wii; Nintendo DS; PlayStation 2
Xbox 360 November 12, 2007
Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots Blue Tongue Entertainment GameCube; PlayStation 2 October 23, 2007
Natsume Nintendo DS
Firemint Game Boy Advance
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis Blitz Games PlayStation 2 October 23, 2007
Wii November 12, 2007
Altron Game Boy Advance; Nintendo DS October 23, 2007
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Barking Lizards Nintendo DS October 29, 2007
Blue Tongue Entertainment PlayStation 2 March 11, 2008
Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno THQ Studio Australia Wii; PlayStation 2 October 13, 2008
Halfbrick Studios Nintendo DS November 12, 2008
Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition Altron Nintendo DS September 15, 2008
Tak and the Guardians of Gross Blitz Games Wii; PlayStation 2 October 13, 2008
SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom Incinerator Studios Wii; PlayStation 2 October 20, 2008
Natsume Nintendo DS
SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off The Fizz Factor Nintendo DS June 8, 2009
SpongeBob's Truth or Squre Heavy Iron Studios Wii; Xbox 360 October 26, 2009
Barking Lizard Technologies PSP
Altron Nintendo DS
SpongeBob's Boating Bash Impulse Games Wii March 2, 2010
Firebrand Games Nintendo DS
The Last Airbender THQ Studio Australia Wii June 29, 2010
Halfbrick Studios Nintendo DS
SpongeBob Squigglepants WayForward Technologies Wii April 12, 2011
Nintendo 3DS May 17, 2011
SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Road Trip THQ Xbox 360; Nintendo DS November 8, 2011

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