Paradox on lookout for game design co.s

By : |March 13, 2005 0

MUMBAI: Paradox Studios, a game design and software solutions company, is looking for overseas acquisitions and is ramping up its employee base very rapidly. It is in the process of tying-up with Nokia and a Singapore based carrier to provide content on 3G networks.

Paradox, a Reliance company, is looking out to acquire companies that specialize in designing of games. It chief marketing officer Salil Bhargava said, “We have program developer talent available in India as far as gaming industry is concerned, but still there is a shortfall of design capability programmers in India so we are looking to acquire companies that have design development capabilities.”

Paradox currently has more than 100 people developing games for domestic and international market. Since the company is expanding its geographical reach as far as gaming distribution is concerned, it is planning to double its capacity in another six months.

As service providers have started migrating to 3G networks, the company is developing capability to provide content on 3G as well and has tied-up with Nokia and a service provider in Singapore to provide multiplayer gaming middleware. The company is providing gaming content on Reliance Infocomm’s network in India and is in talks with several domestic and international service providers for providing gaming content on their networks. More than 80 percent of company’s revenues come from the international market.

Paradox’s main spheres of development are on the Wireless, PC and Web platform. It has developed more than 100 titles for wireless devices alone, across a wide range of handsets and is the country’s first game development company to release multiplayer wireless games.

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