So this is ethnocentrically interesting… The India based GameShastra, makers of the first indigenously produced video game for the PSP and Playstation 2 – Desi Adda – is bringing the title to Europe, including a PSN release.
Desi Adda is a collection of six traditional Indian games that include sports, dancing, board games and kite flying. Prakash Ahuja, CEO GameShastra, Inc. said that ‘The games that feature in Desi Adda are inspired by established and traditional games of India,’ ‘Making it available on the PlayStation Network will help to introduce them to a wider audience.’
It’s interesting to see titles like this see release in their native country, let alone over here and further signifies how important the industry (and indeed the digital download model) is becoming to areas outside of the traditional markets of Japan, Europe and the US. We’ll be keeping an eye on this and other activity from the rapidly developing GameShastra over the coming months…
Desi Adda will be available to download in Europe for £9.99/€9.99 from the PlayStation Network on the 25th February.