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Tuesday, February 01, 2005
( Via Zdnet) Mobile gaming is the in thing for India,due to higher penetration of handset users and low cost involved. Computer games based on known characters are very much in vogue in India,says CEO of Maya Entertainment,Rajesh Thakuria, who is involved in producing the Mangal Pandey game and whose company also does special effects for Mumbai filmdom. Mr Thakuria says that the quantum jump in computer and internet. Computer games are essentially of two types - those which are based on original ideas or charactersThen, there are games, which are programmed and designed through licensed game engines, like on the comic character Hulk. As for popularity in India, experts argue that the second category "rocks". The games, based on licensed engines, are likely to expand their base even further in the future, they add. The verdict is that keeping the Indian perspective in mind, mobile games, which are easily downloadable and involving nominal cost, have a great future in India. Says Mr Ghose, "we are in contact with all the major mobile networks and will soon come out with a gamut of mobile-based games, later this year." Bollywood stuff, of various kinds, is hot too. Among others, games based on the hit alien character of 'Jadoo', which featured in the Hrithik Roshan starrer 'Koi... Mil Gaya', are expected anytime. As Mr Ghose says, even though high-end games in the future will come up with enhanced graphic quality, more box versions and will provide greater sense of immersion, "their appeal is likely to remain limited even after five years from now". On the other hand, as Mr Thakuria puts it, "more Indianised versions of mobile and computer-based games are likely to come up.
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