Managing Director & Co-Founder, Nautilus Mobile
Nautilus mobile are ready to amaze people with their new free android based mobile game ” THE REAL CRICKET 2014″ with overwhelming graphic and real life virtual buttons and joystick features. Nautilus mobile was the winner of NGDC 2013 People’s Choice award- Indie Game of the year award for their debut game Song of Swords.
So lets welcome Mr. Nicolas to know more about him and the story behind the the game in details…
Nicolas Beuvin : When we started the project, the goal was clear. If we wanted to get noticed, we needed to come up with the best cricket simulation on mobile. So far, if you want a good simulation, you need to turn towards console or PC games like the fantastic Don Bradman 2014. But if you don’t have a 400$ console or a 700$ PC at home, and if you can’t afford a 60$ game, then you don’t have access to a good cricket simulation.
So, as you can see, the idea behind Real Cricket 2014 is pretty simple.
Nicolas Beuvin : Designing gameplay on touch screen is pretty difficult. You will never be able to have the precision a keyboard or a controller can give you. So you need to find ways to have a gameplay as precise as possible, knowing the limitation of the hardware.
So, we went for virtual buttons and joystick, because we felt it was by far the best solution. Going for swipes and gestures on the screen would have limited us too much; we would not have been able to develop the 27 batsmen shots, nor having the precision we have for bowling.
Nicolas Beuvin : Well…as in any sports simulation…there are plenty of features. I hope cricket fans will particularly appreciate the way we modulate the strength and abilities of every players, the Artificial Intelligence, the detailed live-like animations and the serious we put in designing the fielders behavior.
Nicolas Beuvin : I can only speak for myself, but I really think players should start playing in easy mode ;-). It will take time before being familiar with all the shots and tricks in the game. There is no way you can win a world cup at your first try. The game is really realistic, your timing and technique are crucial, like in real life.
Nicolas Beuvin : We are releasing Real Cricket 2014 the 31st March on Android platform, and it will be free.