Indiagames Spins A Mobile Web With Spiderman

Bangalore: | Updated: Sep 17 2003, 05:30am hrs
A tiny startup founded by a Mumbai entrepreneur has won world rights to sell a mobile phone game based on the Spider-man character.

Vishal Gondal, a 27-year-old heading more than 100 software programmers and designers at Indiagames Ltd, believes the deal with Marvel Enterprises Inc and video game publisher Activision Inc is the door to a fortune. The game developed by the company features Spider-man rescuing New Yorkers kidnapped by his enemy, the Green Goblin. Players can make their hero scale skyscrapers and spin webs around enemies. Indiagames will also sell ringtones and screensavers based on the character to telecom giants including Nokia Corp and Hutchison under a licence from the US firms. The deals, however, do not include South Korea.

The financial details of the deals were not disclosed. This deal puts us into a new growth orbit, Mr Gondal, a gaming fanatic since childhood, said.

The game will be released in eight languages including English, German, Chinese and Italian and made available in a few weeks through Indiagames distribution network. (Reuters)