Casual game firm Miniclip moves into Android games with Holland9

Miniclip is one of the biggest casual game web site operators. Now it’s moving into games that run on Google’s Android operating system for cell phones. It is doing so through an allliance with Amsterdam’s Holland9, a six-employee game development company that was started earlier this year.

Jorik Bremer, chief executive and founder of the company, said that Holland9 is focusing purely on games for Google Android, largely because of its potential as a worldwide phone operating system. Holland9 has converted the Miniclip game Monkey Kick Off, which has been played more than 80 million times worldwide, as its first Android game.

Holland9 has raised angel funding from undisclosed investors. It’s interesting that big game companies are paying heed to Android and are not just focusing on the much-hyped iPhone game market.