Iran Debuts First Online Game

July 1, 2010 -

Behrouz Minai, the head of Iran’s National Foundation for Computer Games, introduced what is being billed as Iran’s first online game, which was developed with the hope that it will inspire other Iranians to try their hand at creating games.

Asmandez, or Sky Fortress, is described as science-fiction-based and set in a future where denizens of the solar system are locked in battle with robots. The war forces the residents to take off to another system named Limbas in order to start a new life.

Interestingly, the English version game was designed to allow the visually impaired to play it, as it features audio cues. English and Persian versions were created, and the game supports up to 5,000 users.

Minai noted that “Some 10 million people use computer games in Iran, only 100 of which can design and develop video games.”


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Re: Iran Debuts First Online Game

Well i just joined up, Now lets see if it sucks or not. Really i think Iran might be able to make some great games, but who knows.

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Can I play it in subtitles?


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