So we just got back from Dubai World Game Expo which took place on 27th and 28th October and the experience was something that we didn’t expect. Nope, there were no gamers or even people who remotely would like to play games but the event was filled with business and ad/Monetization companies trying to sell their products, along with animation and toy production studios.
Our booth was the only one which had a game running at the show and there were hardly any gamers in the event. The ones that showed up did play Asura and shared their feedback.
The Huge screen that you see in the image is not ours. Shoaib, Zain’s cousin helped us with the huge screen to showcase the teaser. He works with an event management company and was a great support for us during the show lending cool stuff to showcase Asura. Of course , we forgot to take a camera and were only able to click very few photos while setting up the booth with our phone.
Our advice after the experience in Dubai is that if you are an Indie and are planning to attend an event in UAE to showcase just your game then you will be disappointed and in the process spend a significant amount of your money. We had our cousins who were a great support system helping us with stay and transport or else we would have had to sell our clothes and laptops to actually get back to India.
But that does not mean it was all that sad. As you would know, we also provide services to other companies to develop games. Our initial capital is running out and this is our bread and butter which helps us fund the project and the company. Luckily, we got hold of some potentially good clients and hope to seal some good projects in the coming days!
Yup, this amalgamation is a result of taking a nerdy boring guy and making him speak about an an exciting game that they are coming up with. Pink did a great work overall though and we didn’t expect the kind of production quality in the video. Nasscom is creating really cool platforms and methods to promote game developers and studios in india and their efforts are god-like!
Here are a few more devs and our friends, speaking about their game and studio!
Leaving all this aside, we are really sorry for delaying build of the game. Few more days and it should be out along with a fresh new teaser with more gameplay footage and our own SFX instead of Warcraft 3 SFX which we used for the teaser due to the deadline. Also we will be starting with the steam greenlight soon!
We are also preparing for the Nasscom Game Developers Conference 2014 as we will have a table setup at the event where you can play Asura. You can also meet tons of Indian Indie game developers and play their games. There will also be tons on talks about games and the industry in general, so if you are someone who is in the gaming industry or just want to explore in gaming in general, you should definitely come visit the event.
You can register for NGDC 2014 HERE !
Thats all for now and we are now back on track, hacking and slashing and trying to finish Asura with full force. Thanks for dropping by and thanks for all the support. Also expect a demo build of Asura in your mails soon or else if you havent already then head over to www.asurathegame.com to sign up!