Cultural Corner

Apartment 666-In the shadow of mediocrity

Released on 4 August 2016, Apartment 666 is a game by an indie developer. Not just that, this developer is a Pakistani named Shahmeer Chaudhry. He worked with some other people for certain games but he indeed is the alpha dog and the mind behind this PC game and a number of android games as well. This developer goes by…

Far Cry 4-Diwali special

Act like tiger at home and a jackal at the woods If there is something common to the people of South Asia, it is their collectivistic or family-oriented traditions. Parents and elders among other relatives are expected to be treated with utmost respect in our society. And we really love our parents. This is also true for Far Cry 4’s…

Game of Sultans-The Legacy of Turks

The Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful Empires in not only in Turkish and Islamic history but the history of the world. It’s name comes from the first Ottoman ruler Osman who established the Sultanate. Its origins can be traced to one of the Beyliks established after the fall of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum ,which itself, had…

Real Cricket 2019-A uniting game for a uniting sport

If there is one thing that brings the people of the South Asian region together it is their thirst and love for good cricket. Introduced by the British during their colonial era rule over the subcontinent, this game has become an attraction for local inhabitants who support their teams as they face off against each other in International matches. Then…

The Glorious Resolve Journey to Peace-Shooting terrorists with Pak army

ISPR, short for Inter Services Public Relations, which is the media arm of the Pakistan Armed Forces, has launched a game called The Glorious Resolve. It’s unclear who the developer is because in the play store description it claims the developer is Rockville studios without even mentioning ISPR. My efforts to contact Rockville Studios went unanswered. The game features genuine…

How to enhance gaming culture in the developing world

Sudden power upcharge fry your motherboard? Or slow internet prevents you from playing Counter Strike (or whatever other game) with your friends? A Legal copy of Assassins Creed Odyssey (or any other newly released masterpiece) not available in a market near you? Then you are a gamer from a developing country or possibly a desi (a term used to refer…

Ataaga special-Celebrating Lil Bub’s birthday

Cat vs Mouse Simulator 3D & Crazy Cat vs Mouse 3D Game comparison and review Lil Bub is a cat born on 21 June 2011. What’s so special about her? Well she is an internet sensation. Her channel has 254,000+ subscribers and her videos have been watched by millions of people. So to celebrate her birthday we have something special…

Dhoom 3 Game-Biker’s heist

Dhoom 3 is developed by 99 games. A short way to describe it is as a coin collector with a motorcycle. The game is actually only available to gamers living in India and annoyingly, requires the gamer to give his mobile number which can only be from India. Nowhere does the play store page tell us that, exuberating a feeling…