GameSalad Powers Indian Anti-Corruption Takeoff Of Angry Birds
Los Angeles- and Austin-based GameSalad, the iOS game creation software firm founded by Michael Agustin, Dan Treiman, Tan Tran, and Joshua Seaver, has an unlikely hand in the anti-corruption issues facing the country of India, and Indian activist Anna Hazare: a video game called "Angry Anna". The game--a takeoff the popular Angry Birds smartphone games--was developed with GameSalad's software, and runs on HTML5 browsers and smartphones. GameSalad said the game has become a "viral hit" and has been played over 225,000 times since launching a week ago. The game was developed by Indian game development firm Geek Mentors Studio. Instead of birds, the game includes anti-corruption figures Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev and Kiran Bedi, and instead of pigs, it has politicians P. Chidambaram, Pranab Mukherjee, Suresh Kalmadi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011

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