The Indian Premier League is already underway and is expected to keep fans of cricket glued to the game for the next 40 days or so. Indiagames has joined hands with Global Cricket Ventures in order to gain official gaming rights to the IPL tournament. The proffered deal is drafted for a total period of eight years.
The company is all out to formulate a wide range of IPL licensed cricket-based games on the mobile and online platforms all over the globe. The online title integrated with Facebook will give members of the social networking site an opportunity to create their own team which comprises of Facebook friends and IPL cricketers.
“Indiagames is committed to creating the world’s best cricket games. Having the opportunity to publish the official IPL T20 game has given us renewed inspiration to push the bar even higher. Our social- enabled mobile and online games in association with Facebook and other social networks will provide a new experience which blends cricket fans’ dreams with reality!” exclaimed Vishal Gondal, CEO, Indiagames.
“We are very excited that fans of the IPL will now be able to play IPL-themed games across a range of platforms. Online, mobile, social and multi-player games are hugely popular globally, and we believe games are a tremendous way to continue to expand the IPL’s footprint. We are confident that Indiagames will deliver a range of games that cricket fans have never experienced before,” explained Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner of the IPL.
Indiagames also provides a micro-transaction support for the mobile and online game. This inclusion allows players to buy IPL players to better their team and stand a chance to become the IPL Champion. The company is also set to formulate more games for the iPhone and iPad.
“We look forward to working with Indiagames through the process of conceptualization, development and the introduction of highly innovative and interactive games to the IPL fan base worldwide. The partnership announced adds a new dimension to the IPL experience, which we believe will reach out to new generations of cricket fans, and we are very pleased to be partnering with Indiagames in this venture,” said Vijay Srinivasan, Director of GCV.
Indiagames will also offer loads of interactive online games which include social gaming features. The first title in this endeavor is dubbed as the ‘IPL Indiagames T20 Fever’ which is noted to be a browser based 3D cricket game. The offering is integrated with Facebook Connect and lets gamers form their own IPL team. Real players can also be brought for virtual currency. Another game entitled ‘IPL Indiagames 140Cricket’ is set to be based on a Cricket Manager concept and will be formulated for Twitter users.
IPL Indiagames T20 Fever can be acquired from the Apple App store for $4.99 (approx. Rs.227).