Company name: Jamdat Mobile
Where it's based: N/A
When it was founded: 2000
What year it was a Fierce 15: 2004
Why it was a Fierce 15: A mobile game publisher, Jamdat Mobile was selected as a Fierce 15 because it produced titles across a variety of platforms, including BREW, Java and cHTML. The company's hits included Jamdat Bowling, a game many considered the Pac-Man of wireless. Jamdat had partnerships with carriers around the world including Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless, Nextel, Telefonica Moviles, SK Telecom, TIM and Vodafone. Click here for more.
What has happened since it was awarded the Fierce 15: In December 2005, Electronic Arts purchased Jamdat for $680 million. Some analysts believed EA overpaid for Jamdat, but EA clearly was banking on heavy growth predictions for mobile games.