Pakistan based startup develops Augmented reality game for cricket fans

May 20, 2015: If you're a South Asian, you'll definately have a fair idea what cricket means in these countries, if you're not, let me tell you. Cricket is a hugely celebrated sport in South Asia, with 1.5 billion plus fan following in the region and a multi-million commericial interest, it brings broadcasters, sponsors and sporsters on a common platform. For some, it's life while for others it's religion. Cricket continues to dominate the public imagination in this region and Cricketers continue to rule the hearts. To turn this passion for sport into an oppurtunity, a Pakistan based startup 'GameDotPlay' gives life to a augmented reality game called CoverDrive.
Ata Kirmani, one of th co-founder of the company explains the uniqueness of their product, "Existing cricket games for PCs and consoles take away the thrill and excitement of the sport and make it boring and mundane," He further adds, "We wanted to give fans a more hands-on experience."

The game is still undergoing with many flaws, as we noted, it has no multi-player option and motion detection are not upto the mark. However, the founders are very much agree with these bugs and explains, "We developed Cover Drive for use with the original Kinect, which is outdated and does not provide an enthralling experience. Our next version will be much better."

As reported by, the startup has recently accepted for incubation at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Karachi, which will help founders refine the technical aspect of the game. The both founders Kirmani and Riasat continue with their day job to fund their dream project. 

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