This is an unprecedented move in Pakistan’s software industry by a self-funded startup; Mindstorm have managed to indigenously design, develop, and deliver an officially licensed title over all leading global game development companies.
“We are extremely excited about creating the official title for ICC’s Cricket World Cup 2011” said Babar Ahmed, CEO Mindstorm Studios. “Cricket has long been a subject closely linked to our organization and we are thrilled to take it to the next level and be a source of pride for our nation on the digital front.”The game, “Cricket Power” (http://www.cricketpower.com/), is the most advanced 3D browser cricket game developed to date. It features all 14 official teams along with official players, stadiums and kits, and is played directly in the browser. The game is powered by a superior cricket engine at its core, coupled with a pick-up-and-play interface to appeal to casual and core gamers alike.
This is the second time the company has made waves in the Pakistani gaming industry. With its previous hit title ‘Cricket Revolution’, Mindstorm Studios has raised the bar in Pakistan’s game development industry with the launch of Cricket Power.
The game is being published by Karkadann Games, an Abu Dhabi Media Company subsidiary, and is currently available at http://www.cricketpower.com/.
About Mindstorm Studios
Mindstorm Studios is an independent game development studio based out of Lahore, Pakistan. Established in 2006, the company’s primary focus has been on creating and launching independently produced gaming titles across multiple platforms and genres.
About Cricket Power: Download Cricket Power Game Youtube Video
The game boasts real-time Leaderboards that keep track of every statistic from each match played. Results of games are posted online on the game’s site, giving each player the opportunity to track and mull over their career’s batting and bowling stats, as they progress along the competitive ladders on their way to winning the ultimate cricketing glory, the World Cup. Complete details can be found on http://www.cricketpower.com/
About Abu Dhabi Media Company
ADMC is one of the fastest growing, multi-platform media organizations in the region created in 2007 as a public joint stock company from the assets of Emirates Media Incorporated.
Abu Dhabi Media Company owns and operates a range of television channels (Abu Dhabi Al Oula, Abu Dhabi Al Emarat, Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya 2, Abu Dhabi +1 and National Geographic Abu Dhabi) and a network of radio stations (Abu Dhabi FM, Emarat FM, Star FM, Holy Quran FM, and Abu Dhabi Classic FM), as well as number of publications (Al Ittihad newspaper, The National newspaper, Zahrat Al Khaleej magazine and Majid magazine), and a number of other media related businesses, including Imagenation Abu Dhabi that develops, finances and produces full length feature films and digital content for Arabic and international markets; LIVE which owns a fleet of outdoor HD broadcast vans; and United Printing Press, a state of the art printing press. ADMC’s Digital Group operates several digital assets including Getmo Arabia, goalarabia.com, and super.ae. In 2009 it formed two significant partnerships: VEVO, the online music video platform with Universal Music Group and Sony Music, and a first in the region MMOG joint-venture with Gazillion Entertainment. ADMC recently launched a wholly-owned subsidiary Karkadann Games to tap into the exploding regional gaming market.