India’s leading software Game development company, Spiel Studio’s twenty-five year old Founder & CEO talks about iPhone game development business scenario with an Indian perspective. He stresses upon how India can become a strong player in the gaming industry and the skill sets required to do so.
In an exclusive interview to U.K.’s largest circulated Mobile Gaming Magazine mobile-ent.biz, he talks about the launch of his company, the services offered and the plan for the future.
In another interview to U.K.’s leading gaming website casualgaming.biz, he said “The iPhone App Store has given a new lease of life to Mobile Gaming which was dying a slow but sure death.” He also mentioned “iPhone has played a major role in the growth of our company.”
Regarding the iPhone market in India, he said “It's very small. The iPhone has only been on sale a few months back, and costs around $900. That's a massive amount here.” He continued saying, “However, despite the high prices and late release, there are quite a few owners of iPhone and has become a fashion gizmo.”
He also spoke about java mobile games and the operator deck problem in India which is monopolized by a few players and the lack of transparency and loss of revenues caused due to them and how Apple tackles these issues and becomes a boon for publishers and consumers.
He also mentioned that iPhone has become a serious gaming device and not only a mobile phone. He said “I do not see any reason why the iPhone cannot compete with portable gaming devices like DS or the PSP. It is really upto the developers to maximise the true potential of the available hardware and push the technology to create better games.”
Regarding the success mantra of his company, he said “In our company, all our people are trained on the iPhone SDK in-house and start from ground-up basics before being assigned a project. Because of this we are able to maintain excellent quality across all our products irrespective of the individual who is responsible for development. This way knowledge is shared across all the team members in a unified manner which helps maintain a standard benchmark quality for all our titles.”
Spiel is one of the premiere and successful gaming companies from India to create a name for itself in the international market.
Spiel which was launched in 2006, targets to achieve a turnover excess of Rs. 1Cr. in FY09-10 which will be more than 100% growth YOY.
About Spiel Studios Pvt. Ltd.
Spiel is a global Game Development Company with offices in USA, UK and India where we focus on games for all platforms including Mobile, Online, PC, Handheld and Console.
Spiel is also one of the only gaming companies in India to have international quality games available on the iPhone appstore platform and are also approved development partners for Sony PS2 and PSP Mini.
In the past few years, Mohit Sureka has made Spiel the most prominent, reputed and one of the major companies for game development in India.
A young dedicated passionate and qualified team employed at Spiel matches with the company vision of creating innovative and technologically advanced fun-to-play games for all gaming platforms!
His vision for Spiel is to create a niche in the gaming industry and promote India as a hub for game development.