Wednesday 3rd February 2010: GameShastra, leading developer and publisher of digitally-delivered video games, has today announced an agreement with mobile phone and digital console games publisher P1 Sports Limited which will see over 10 new sports titles available for download on PlayStation Portable and PSP Go, with other handheld formats included over time.
GameShastra is becoming renowned for developing high-quality, supremely playable titles for PSP Mini, and this agreement will swell its portfolio of downloadable titles. Over the coming year GameShastra will develop and co-publish versions of P1 Sports mobile games, which include games and simulations based around the world's most popular sports, including pool, cricket, rugby, snooker, golf, tennis, darts, fishing and poker.
Based on the proven gameplay mechanics of the smartphone versions, the GameShastra titles will benefit from enhanced visuals and sound and refined control methods. And with many of the mobile versions bestowed with accolades on their original release, these PSP version are sure to prove immensely popular.
"This is a real sign of intent from GameShastra," says Prakash Ahuja, CEO, GameShastra, Inc. "The P1 Sports games have already proved enormously popular on their respective formats, and we're proud to be bringing them to a whole new audience. With some of the biggest names in sport attached to the biggest names in mobile gaming, this agreement is brilliant news for all PSP owners. Over the coming months we will expand not just the games we're publishing, but the formats they are available."
"With a broad catalogue of titles already well established within the mobile arena, P1 Sports has been looking to partner with a developer with the skillset and experience to extend our sports game franchises onto new platforms," adds Martin Ogden, Director, P1 Sports. "GameShastra's experience across emerging digital game platforms makes it the clear choice of partner, and will ensure the rave reviews we've received for our mobile games will translate to the PSP Mini versions. We're delighted to have reached this agreement with GameShastra and can't wait to see a whole new audience playing our games."
Specific release dates will be announced soon.
Screenshots and artwork are available here.
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Notes to editors
GameShastra has been involved in game testing and related services for over two years, and have successfully handled the testing of numerous games for leading publishers and development houses globally. The company has opened a state-of-the-art Game Services centre in Hyderabad to extend testing services for all the gaming platforms - Consoles, Handheld, Mobiles and Online and offers testing - Functionality, Compatibility, Game-play, Certification. GameShastra leadership team is highly experienced and it is represented by some of the well known experts in the Game Industry. To know more about GameShastra visit http://www.gameshastra.com
About P1 Sports Ltd
P1 Sports is a leading publisher of sports games, video and related content for mobile, digital console, online and within the social networking arena. The company has a growing portfolio of licensed and original IP including: RBS 6 Nations Rugby, Freddie Flintoff, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Phil Taylor, PDC Darts, Steve Davis, Frankie Dettori, FLW Bass Fishing Tour, Pokermillion, Prize Fighter, Bass Fishing Mania and Marco Pierre-White