Finland and Jordan: Koukoi Games from Oulu, Finland and Maysalward from Amman, Jordan are now launching a special edition of Crashing Season to the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Back in November 2016, Koukoi partnered with Maysalward to bring Crashing Season into MENA as a culturally localized version of the game. Koukoi Games decided to partner up with a local publisher due to the nature of the MENA market which is difficult to approach as an outsider but has great promise as a growing mobile market. Crashing Season was launched worldwide by Koukoi in 2016 before its MENA release.
Crashing Season is a non-stop arena runner where the player will crash into enemies using different animal characters, while using and upgrading little helpers and character-specific special abilities. The game has award-winning low poly styled 3D graphics and artwork and it is free to download from Google Play and Apple App Store for mobile devices in the rest of the world. The Arabic title of the MENA version is “موسم التصادم” which of course translates as “Crashing Season”. The MENA version will initially include two new characters, the Gazelle and the Oryx, both native to the MENA region, as well as multiple improvements such as full Arabic language localization.
“Through the hard work Maysalward has done for this special version, we feel that Crashing Season will have a great chance to make it in the MENA area.” Says Koukoi CEO Antti Kananen
“We are committed to develop and launch the best mobile Games that fit the MENA Market since 2003. Partnering with Koukoi, with their award winning Crashing Season, to build a localized version together was part of our engagement.” Says Maysalward CEO Nour Khrais.
Koukoi Games is a mobile game startup founded early in 2015 that focuses on producing original and licensed IP mobile games with exceptionally high production value and truly memorable gaming experiences. The team includes game and tech industry veterans, and includes former employees from Nokia and Rovio Entertainment.
The company acquired a seed funding of 1 million dollars in 2015 and another 1 million dollars in 2016 for developing games based on Hollywood IPs and known brands in addition to original IP productions. Earlier Koukoi has also partnered with a Chinese publisher to bring Crashing Season into China, and with a Japanese publisher to bring the game into Japan. Koukoi’s game, Crashing Season, can be downloaded for Android devices here, and for iOS devices here.
Maysalward, a company founded in November 2003 and based in Jordan, is the first mobile game development company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market. It is recognized as the leading mobile game development company in the region. In 2014 Maysalward expanded its services to include the publishing of regional indie games and international renowned IPs, brands and names. Today the company works closely for example with Zeptolab in the MENA market with Cut The Rope and King of Thieves mobile games. The company also recently launched the top selling racing game Nitro Nation with Creative Mobile.