Its time for double celebrations!
Bangalore based Dhruva Interactive is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. The Interactive studio was the first in the country to get into the console game development space and with its anniversary, Indian Game Development also crosses the significant 10 year Milestone.
Speaking to AnimationXpress.com, Dhruva Interactive CEO Rajesh Rao shared, â€? It has been an incredible, exciting journey. In 1997 we were clearly too early for the market, but we were so driven by the challenge and excitement of the games industry and becoming Indiaâ€™s first game developer. Our name, Dhruva, is the name of the north star, the star that shows the wayâ€¦ we have strived to lead by example all these years, staying committed to Quality and Innovation in our work. After 10 years, the fire burns as strongly as ever. Today we renew our commitment to our vision of being Indiaâ€™s leading developer / publisher of games, at a time when the Indian market is just beginning to take off. It feels like we have only just begun! â€?”
The studio which began with a team of 5 game developers, today boasts of a team of 110 most of whom have been with the studio since years now.
In its 10 year journey on course the Indian Game Development track, Dhruva has been involved in developing several games for various platforms. On the console front some of these include Project Gotham Racing 3 (X360), Battlefield: Modern Combat (X360), Forza Motorsport (Xbox), Asterix & Obelix XXL2: Mission Las Vegum (PS2).
On the mobile, Dhruva has worked on titles including Maria Sharapova Tennis, Slyder, Cricinfo Genie and Pat Cash Pro Tennis amongst others.
With its deeply embedded quality philosophy, Dhruva‘s quality and delivery has helped boost the confidence of International game companies to work with India.
Interestingly Dhruva Interactive also has a complete chapter dedicated to it in Thomas Friedman‘s The World is Flat.
As the world indeed does become flat and India gains traction on the global Gaming & Animation map, we at AnimationXpress.com take great pleasure in sharing news about this significant 10 year milestone with our readers