Subscribers already have access to a games service through Sky Digital, but the deal with Rage Software, a UK-based computer games publisher and developer, is the first of its kind between a games publisher and digital TV provider.
Sky Digital's 5.3m subscribers will have access to a new game called Denki Blocks! before it is available in any other format. Rage will receive a share of revenues generated through the game, which will be available on a pay-to-play basis.
Rage Software is based in Liverpool and was formed in January 1992 by managing director Paul Finnegan. Other games it publishes include David Beckham Soccer and Eurofighter Typhoon.