LinOpinion|GH bags the PR mandate for Reliance Games
5:40 pm PDT 23/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Anil Ambani led Reliance Games has handed LinOpinion|GH, a public relations (PR) agency to handle its PR services based in India. LinOpinion|GH, India’s premiere public relations company is PR division of Lowe Lintas + Partners. The account was won after a multi-agency pitch. “LinOpinion|GH brings an eclectic mix of creativity and passion for gaming and we are excited about embarking on this new journey. Mobile gaming is growing at an astounding rate and we would like to partake in the … Read More

Dublin based Keywords Studio acquires Delhi based Lakshya Digital
6:00 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

Keywords Studio, a technical solution provider for the video game industries has acquired Lakshya Digital for $4 million. Keywords provides linguistic, testing and quality control services to video game developers and publishers and Lakshya Digital on the other is a Delhi based game art and game development company which provides outsourced work to video game studios all over the world. Keywords has agreed to pay Lakshya the whole amount in two tranches: 91 per cent shares of Lakshya have been … Read More

BYOG 2014 – Play, Vote and Share
5:00 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

So the BYOG game development weekend has come to an end. With game developers sweating it out in creating their games for the last three days, now it is up to the audience to play, vote and share the games. A total 27 games have been submitted on the BYOG website with over 90 people participating to create these games. “Last year, 42 games were submitted with over 70 people participating in BYOG 2013. Although the number of games submitted … Read More

Smaaash launches Sky-Karting in Mumbai with Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar
3:30 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar satiated his need for speed at the launch of India’s largest rooftop Go Karting arena – Smaaash sky-karting. With Sky Karting, Smaaash presents Mumbai with a 30,000 Sq.Ft karting arena, in the heart of the city, at Smaaash, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel! Smaaash Sky-Karting will offer karting fanatics and sports enthusiasts an opportunity to experience the thrill of go-karting in an open air, roof-top setting. If you are looking for some adrenaline rush and like to … Read More

BYOG 2014: 48 hours of grinding for glory!
5:00 pm PDT 18/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

It is that time of the year when game developers in India and around the globe gather on a single platform to develop games within 48 hours over the weekend to compete in the event called Build Your Own Game (BYOG). The game jam is available for all, irrespective of who you are and where you stay. Experienced game developers and students alike can participate in the event. The sprint started yesterday on 17 October at 5:30 pm and will … Read More

Disney to launch mobile based on ‘Big Hero 6′ on 3 November
4:00 pm PDT 18/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney is launching a game supporting its latest animation feature ‘Big Hero 6’ for Android, iOS and Windows 8 mobile devices on 3 November. It is a three tile match puzzle game, where one needs to match the tiles and collect hundreds of robots and even upgrade them. The more the matches you make, the bots keep attacking the enemies. But one needs to be careful as there are elements that damage the player’s health too. The gameplay is similar … Read More

Games2win animates India’s PM with ‘Go Modi Go’
2:00 pm PDT 18/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The first political game that Games2win launched in March 2014 called ‘Kursi Cricket’ turned out to be very prescient.  The game made its players ‘predict’ who they would vote for as their next Prime Minister and as the game leaderboards revealed, Modi did win and win BIG. The game got featured as Google’s ‘Game for the election’ and resulted in over a million downloads. The second & latest game by Games2win in its political series is called ‘Go Modi Go’ … Read More

Games on Birds are passé; it’s time for ‘Brainy Dogs’ – A Nilee Games’ upcoming IP
6:30 am PDT 16/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

An intelligent dog trying to reach for the bone through a puzzle sounds to be an interesting concept that has never been tried before. This is the latest premise of Mumbai based Nilee Games which is preparing to launch an exciting IP that will bring puzzle and cute dogs together. The objective of the game is for the player to attempt and stop the dog from getting to the bone. “The game took six months to develop including internal quality … Read More

Growl Media’s Children’s Edutainment App Wins App Idol Award at the 2014 Global App Summit
12:20 am PDT 15/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Growl Media, a content company headquartered in Dubai, took home the App Idol Award in the Gaming category at the 2014 Global App Summit for their bilingual Arabic edutainment app, Zee’s Alphabet, produced under their brand name AppyKids. Zee’s Alphabet debuted on the Samsung and Apple app stores in June and was featured on both stores before becoming available on the Google Play store. At the time of the award ceremony and 4 months after it debuted, Zee’s Alphabet boasted more than 110,000 downloads and has one … Read More

Zynga revitalizes its most famous game ‘Words with Friends’
10:30 am PDT 11/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Social game maker Zynga is out with a sequel to its hit game Words with Friends (WWF), one of the most downloaded and played word puzzle game world over. The update has come at a time when the company is in dire need for a change in fortune after recent disappointing results in the second quarter this year. Completing five years, the game is being played by close to a 100 million people anytime of the day around the world. … Read More

Madras Games’ ‘Samosa’ is a visual delicacy to watch out for
10:20 am PDT 11/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

A new indie studio Madras Games is out with its first game titled ‘Samosa’, a side scrolling runner game featuring ‘Sam’ the lead character and his Samosa (another word for an autorickshaw). Targeting the audiences across the platforms, the game is coming out on handheld platforms (Android, iOS) and also on the desktop devices (PC, Mac and Linux). The game is out for beta testing on TestFlight. Speaking to the founder of Madras Games, Arvind Kumar Manisekaran said: “We … Read More

Csharks’ ‘Jungle Jump’, a follow up to its ‘Jungle Café’ releases on Android
10:00 am PDT 11/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

Csharks Games & Solutions is out with yet another animal gaming app ‘Jungle Jump’ which hit the Android market on 1 October, a follow up to its successful game ‘Jungle Café’. The Kerala based game development company is tapping on the ever so growing animal game market. Developed in libGDX, the game is set in the backdrop of African jungles and is a continuous jumper game where a wooden log is floating in-between the river and the goal of the … Read More