GameShastra Strengthens Partnership With Sony

February 24, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

Leading Indian game developer GameShastra has had great success thus far with ‘Minis’, Sony’s “snackable” bits of gaming goodness which were originally exclusive to the PSP, but have since been brought to the PlayStation 3 via emulation. The developers have now set their sights on something a bit bigger, further expanding their already strong relationship with Sony.

GameShastra has announced ‘Desi Adda’, a new PSP based game and the first Indian-based game for the PlayStation 3 named “Eklavya”. The developer also revealed a new growth plan catering to the growing demand of its services worldwide. The company has expanded its game development facility to a team of over 1,000 game designers, artists, animators, developers and QA specialists based in the firm’s center in Hyderabad.

Prakash Ahuja, CEO of GameShastra, said:

For GameShastra, the expansion of relationship with market leader like SONY Computer Entertainment reaffirms our position in the digital download games services market. We enjoy a successful working relationship with SONY Computer Entertainment and our team in India is committed to innovate and continue to deliver outstanding digital gaming products not only to SONY consumers globally and but also to other leading players.

Jim Ryan, COO of SONY Computer Entertainment:

GameShastra has proven that it can match our pace and bring innovations to create an even greater excitement for PlayStation game enthusiasts with Desi Adda. SCEE is delighted to expand the scope of its successful relationship with GameShastra with the announcement of ‘Cart Kings’ for the Indian Diasporas globally. We are excited with new innovation GameShastra is creating in India who can provide us the competitive edge globally.