[Fabulous Startup Workplaces] A Guided Tour of a Modern Day Game Maker; MadRat Games


Children across generation fondly remember their childhood, mostly by the games that they played. While most of them grow up, some have the fortune of staying young. As a part of the YSTV exclusive Fabulous Startup Workplaces series, we visited one such company which is young at heart and is making a change in lives of many a young one in a fun manner. MadRat Games is a mass producer of games across platforms, both virtual and real.

MadRat Games was founded by a team of 3 IIT grads. They moved from the software world to teaching young children at an alternate education center called Rishi Valley School for 4 years. Their flagship product is Aksharit – the first Indian language word game. It has reached 3000 schools in 2 yrs. Its digital versions have been launched in partnership with Nokia (on 5 Lakh touchphones), Intel (AppUp store) and Google Chrome webstore.

Rajat Dhariwal, Co-Founder of MadRat had this to say about the people and work culture, “People in MadRat are generally hyper. They’re very curious and almost restless to a point and at the same time they’re very focused on what they do. Making world class games and products is on everybody’s mind.”

“When your work is to design games, then play is work and work is play and you’ll see that as you see the office and talk to the people. Its a really fun place to work at,” added Manuj Dhariwal, co-founder MadRat.

So go ahead, click the play button and find out more about this Fabulous Startup Workplace,  its people, the peace room, the SQEAKY process and a fancy old car.