2011-09-21 08:53 by Gaming Xpress Team
‘Dream11.com’, a team formed by a group of cricket enthusiasts with a goal to create the world’s best fantasy cricket platform, where millions of fans could not only select and manage their ‘Dream11’ team but also compete and connect with the global cricket community. ‘Fantasy Cricket’ is an online game where users optimize a given budget to create their fantasy team, consisting of real players. Users score points, depending on how those players perform in real life matches, and compete with the cricket community for recognition as the best fantasy cricket team manager.
GamingXpress.com interacted with Harsh Jain CMD of Dream11.com and asked him about his new developments in the game. “Fantasy Cricket has now been expanded and developed across other platforms by changing the entire game to HTML format along with UI, server & script changes, which have reduced the game’s loading time by over 70%. Which means the game can be played on any Smartphones, Tablets and is even available on Facebook as an application.” The game is also playable on websites like Addidas Cricket, Mumbai Indians, Gamekhel, Cricket Nirvana, Zeecric, One India, Rotowire (USA), New Zeland Cricket Board, Jam Magazine and many more who are various partners of Dream11.com.
With over 6 lakhs registered users for Fantasy Cricket, the game is completely built in-house with 40 people as the pillars of success of the award winning game of Dream11. Harsh added, “Everything from Ideation to Product Development along with Sales and Marketing has been done by our team. Recently Dream11.com has also won the prestigious ‘Red Herring Global Award’ as the Top 100 Tech Start-ups in the World.”
About the online gaming space Harsh says, “Online gaming is a very broad term and Fantasy Sports is a thriving $5billion industry in US and Canada alone. Having 60million people playing worldwide Fantasy Cricket is the next big revolution in gaming which is indeed poised to put India on the world gaming map. Since we all know, Cricket is a religion in India, Fantasy Cricket has exponentially grown here since the last 2 years. The main USP of the game is that Fantasy Cricket is World’s 1st Graphical Fantasy Cricket Game which has pioneered in live scoring in the Fantasy world which has got over 35,000 fans on Facebook which is a huge success in its own way.”
“The online and PC gaming market put together constitute only 24% of the total gaming market in India. According to NASSCOMM, Gaming in India is likely to grow by 49% to reach 3800crores by 2012. Mobile gaming market is also likely to provide the required boost to the online gaming genre. The market is currently around $2 billion and is likely to double in the next two years,” he further added.