The about us section is actually more of a story than just glorifying us. We started as a humble company out of a place that most people would call a garage (though we prefer office 🙂 ) with a bunch of aspiring engineers, designers and testers who were completely fresh out of the block!
Here is the true story of how we started and where we are at the moment:
Zealcity studios was conceptualised when gaming for mobile phones were still in J2me form. We are talking of the days of a non-existent eco system for game developers when Piracy (it still is 🙂 ) was a major problem.
Zealcity studios was founded by Adithyaa Srikkanth a game industry veteran with over a decade of experience in developing and publishing games, starting from feature phones (j2me) to the app stores such as Google Play store and Apple App store.
Zealcity studios has gone through many a hurdle as well as seen some of the highs of transforming from just another game development company to one of the most forward looking game and app development company in the growing smartphone scene in India and South east Asia.
Our first hit in the gaming market was when we started that was way back in the end of 2008 with Krish Cricket Challenge. Most of the players would remember the game to be made for just feature phones (Back then the only stable language to build was j2me – Micro form of Java and a full salute to Larry Edison for thinking into the future before players like Microsoft, Google and Apple) that was pre-installed into OEM manufacturers such as Nokia and Motorola. Krish Cricket Challenge sold over 12 million copies and for the first time players could experience cricket gaming on a phone that had processors that even AAA game developers would never want to be a part of. Krish Cricket Challenge was just 339 Kb and we built an entire game within a realm that developers today would not even believe.
Zealcity went through a rough patch and our games were not making enough money to sustain as an organisation. Though concepts were decent our execution lacked the finesse of larger players and we eventually were looking at nothing but a bankruptcy to happen.
That’s when our flagship product Cricket Career 2015 was launched only for IOS and as a paid game. Our concept as well as finish got us many players from across the globe. The game was a decent success that led to Cricket Career 2016 (only for Android) that garnered over 4 Million players within 6 months and put us at the top of the App Stores.
As a company that just doesn’t want to hide on a few laurels we went ahead and changed the game by developing a complete new engine for our upcoming games. The first of the lot is Cric Wars with a custom made physics engine that allows players to play a Real time – Simultaneous multiplayer game that has never been experienced in phones (hell not even the web) before.
Zealcity has 6 games and 3 apps on its pipeline and we are looking forward to the challenge. Zealcity studios is a small independent game and app development company that has refused Venture capital due to its core belief – We believe we have the ability to inspire the gaming scene without any external funding as we believe in the games and apps we make will help the world be a better place whether its entertainment or an app that helps children understand things around them better (Elvis & Sula Series) our core beliefs are to make it really unique and engaging for all our players.
We as a company stand with a vision to make people get entertained or educated in the palm of their hands and we hope to achieve this with your support and wishes.