India Games to market 'Spider Man - 2' games

MUMBAI: It looks like SpiderMan is weaving his web towards wireless arena. India Games has entered into an agreement with Columbia Pictures and Marvel comics to bring SpiderMan 2 to the wireless gaming.

As a result of the collaboration, India Games has licenced the SpiderMan 2 games to Airtel in India and would be distributing the two games and wallpapers based on SpiderMan 2.



India Games CEO Vishal Gondal says, "Marvel comics, with its fascinating characters, sports a strong persona and have always been hugely appreciated by people of all ages. This has also created a huge buzz in India, where the gaming industry has matured over the years, across all platforms. The movie has broken all previous box office records worldwide. SpiderMan 2 will be a raging success in India too."



The first game called SpiderMan Vs. Doc Ock is a multi-level action-adventure game where SpiderMan battles his arch nemesis, Doc Ock on rooftops and through New York subways resulting in a final pier showdown. The second game is called SpiderMan 2 Pinbal' and is based on the classic pinball machine. Players have to shoot the ball into action on the SpiderMan 2 pinball game. They have to then control and keep the ball in play with the flippers on a fast-paced action table.

India Games has developed over 265 games including games for companies such as Levers, P&G, McDonald’s, Pepsi and Cadburys, among others, India Games has also developed a mobile game for the One-Day cricket series in 2003.

Besides Spider Man 2, India Games has also been a part of the growing trend of Hollywood movies and TV series being made into mobile and console games with The Day After Tomorrow and Buffy-The Vampire Slayer. It has signed a strategic alliance with 20th Century Fox to develop these games and market them worldwide.

India Games is also organising the India round of World Cyber Games 2004, the annual worldwide gaming festival. This year, the event will take place in 12 cities across the country with an estimated 100,000 participants. The India finals will be held in Mumbai during the last week of August 2004.

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