Milestone Interactive Group, an publisher, marketer, retailer, and distributor of games in India, has announced the release of its first mobile game called Worbble, under its newly established Publishing and Digital Services division. Worbble is a 'brain game' that combines a word game with a quiz mode. It is scheduled to release on iOS and Android in the first week of December this year. Worbble is developed by Mile Nine Studios, and is also the first game to be published by Milestone under its multiple studio partnership model.
The game will be available for the global market on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for $1.99 (approximately Rs 109). It offers a host of features that will test the gamers' vocabulary and general knowledge through two modes – word mode and quiz mode. It offers a combined game play value of over 150 hours. The game is targeted towards an audience that enjoys making words, text twist, scrabble, general knowledge tests, and mobile gaming. A free version of the game called Worbble Lite comprised of the easy levels in the word mode will also be made available on both app stores in order to enable consumers to try their hand at the game before making a decision to purchase the fully paid version.
Milestone is releasing Worbble for iOS and Android
Speaking on the announcement of Worbble Jayont R Sharma, chairman and CEO, Milestone Interactive Group, said, “We are excited to introduce our first Gaming App with the launch of Worbble, which combines elements of the popular mobile word game genre with a quiz twist and would appeal to a worldwide audience. We intend to harness the growth potential of mobile devices for gaming apps and aim to become one of the leading players in this space by offering compelling causal games on digital mass formats including mobile devices, PC Casual & Social platforms, Digital iTV and Smart TV applications.”
“We will continue to execute varied game development projects on a multiple studio partnership model in order to achieve the status of India’s premier video, PC and casual & mobile gaming company,” Sharma added
Post launch, Worbble will be continually supported by updates that will include new gameplay modes as well as updated question packs for the quiz mode.
This is another 'first' for Milestone, as earlier this month, the company had launched the beta of its digital distribution service, named downloads4u. The company had kicked off the beta by allowing users to pre-load Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
Game4u had recently announced the public beta of its digital distribution service – downloads4u – for gamers in India. According to an official statement by the company, Game4u is the first Indian electronic retailer to feature a digital distribution service in India. The rise in India’s Internet penetration from 80 million to an estimated 376 million by 2015 coupled with a projected 39 million PC broadband connections by 2015 will augment the online community of PC gamers in India. This set of consumers also form a large part of the 11 million users transacting online, slated to reach 38 million by 2015, thus creating a huge opportunity for growth in this sector.
As per an official statement by the company, you can download more than 300 games directly to your PC through 'downloads4u'. From the all time favourite catalogue games that are nearly impossible to find in stores, to the most recent ones, Game4u will offer a wide range of PC games at price points ranging between Rs 99 to Rs 2,499 using local payment options. Today gamers demand their games on the day of release; this service will enable gamers to get their most anticipated games almost instantly on launch.