In a big boost for India-based mobile game company Nazara Technologies, France’s Xilam Animation has partnered with it to further expand its Oggy & the Cockroaches brand into gaming. The deal will have Nazara launch a number of new mobile titles inspired by the animated series with the first game set to be launched in Q1 2018 in Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. Nazara operates in 61 countries and has licensed mobile gaming rights to kids IP including Chhota Bheem, Motu Patlu and Mighty Raju. Non-dialogue Oggy and the Cockroaches airs on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Targeting kids aged six to 11, the series is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide.
Nazara Technologies, a global mobile gaming company, has acquired a majority stake in Chennai based NextWave Multimedia. With the acquisition of NextWave, Nazara, strengthens its portfolio of offerings in the virtual interactive sports genre in India and other emerging markets. The NextWave acquisition comes after Nazara’s investments in MasterMind Sports, Moong Labs and more recently HalaPlay. The Chennai-based mobile gaming company predominately focuses on developing casual & multi-player mobile games in sports genre with over 100 million downloads in the last 7 years. NextWave owns the IP of the most popular mobile cricket game in India - World Cricket Championship (WCC) Massive popularity of WCC franchise offers Nazara an ideal platform for ushering in VR Arcades (virtual real