Published On: Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

Flagship twofour54 partnerUbisoft® releases itsfirst mobile game developed in Abu Dhabi

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Game Walkthrough

CSI: Hidden Crimeswas released on May 1stand Reached Top 5 Most Downloaded Game in the App Store in more than 100 Countries

 

twofour54, the commercial arm of Media Zone Authority is proud to announce that one of its key partners, Ubisoft, has released CSI: Hidden Crimes, the first mobile game developed in Abu Dhabi and aimed to appeal to a globalaudience.

CSI: Hidden Crimes is a case-solving hidden object game set in the world of CBS Television’s hit TV show CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and can be played for free on smartphones and tablets. Players cantake on the role of detectives fighting crime in Las Vegas. The game has tenepisodes available and is a topranking game in several countries

“The development of this gamein Abu Dhabiby Ubisofthas leveragedlocally based talent whichis another example of ahigh-profile success within twofour54,”said Noura Al Kaabi, the Chief Executive Officer of twofour54. “This achievement will cement our status as an emerging gaming hub, demonstratingour success in developing young creative minds for a career in animation and game development.”

Three members of the team that developed CSI: Hidden Crimes are twofour54 Gaming Academy graduates, who have since joined Ubisoft Abu Dhabi as full-time team members after successfully completing internships with the company.twofour54creative community enjoys the besttraining, guidance, finance, and benefits from the media zone’s industry-leading network of partners. With gaming software sales forecast to triple to more than$111billion within the next twoyears[1],it makes for an opportune time to deliver the Abu Dhabi-developed Ubisoft game to the world, shining a spotlight on the region while also creating a future for gaming careers as the Ubisoft team grows at an increasing pace. The Ubisoft team is more than 35 peoplestrong, with plans to grow to more than 100 in the next three to five years.

“Since coming to Abu Dhabi, we have enjoyed the benefits of twofour54’s collaborative community as well asfantastic support from the media zone. Our partnership with twofour54 has given us the possibility to create this original game, which features one of the world’s most popular television programmes and will appeal to gamers all over the world,” said Yannick Theler, Managing Director at Ubisoft Abu Dhabi.

CSI: Hidden Crimes reached the number one position in the App Store’s Most Downloaded Game section in more than 35 countries since its launch, in addition to great results in the Play Store, and recently launched in the Amazon Appstore. It is a wonderful adventure for our young studio, fueled by a passionate team” continued Theler.

Two of twofour54’s flagship partners are Ubisoftand Cartoon Network. Both partners have established offices in the campus alongside dedicated academies in animation and game development. The video game market in the Middle East and North Africa is one of the fastest growing markets in the world, earning more than $100 million in revenue from online gaming alone.[2]

CSI: Hidden Crimes is available now to download for free on the App Store, the Google Play Store& the Amazon Appstore with the option of playing with friends via Facebook Connect.

Download the game from the App Store herehttp://bit.ly/PlayCSIHC

Download the game from Google Play here: http://bit.ly/CSIHCggp

Download the game from the Amazon Appstore here: http://bit.ly/CSIHCamz

Download more games from Ubisoft: www.appstore.com/ubisoft

For more information about CSI: Hidden Crimes, including upcoming episode delivery, please see: https://www.facebook.com/csihiddencrimes



[1]“Forecast: Video Game Ecosystem, Worldwide, 4Q13,” Gartner, October 29, 2013

 

[2]http://www.lai.com/en/middle-east-north-african-mena-turkish-game-markets

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