Weekend is almost here and we have selected 5 Android games for you which have been created by Iranian developers. Enjoy playing these games this weekend and see the achievements of Iranians in this industry.
According to officials from Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, Iran has 25 million gamers. On Average these gamers spend 1.5 hours per day playing games on various gaming devices. These numbers show a big opportunity for developers and game studios which are targeting the market inside Iran.
Due to copyright infringements in Iran, the local PC gaming market is not looking good in terms of sales. However, the story is much different for games developed for mobile devices, especially for Android platform. Because of the sanctions and lack of connections to international online payment systems, Iranian developers prefer to publish their games on local Android markets such as Cafe Bazaar instead of using Google Play. Cafe Bazaar’s platform lets game developers to add in-app purchase option to their games and release the app for free.
Here are 5 Iranian Android games in various genres that we have selected for you. Note that these games are developed for the Iranian audience and the only language available for most of them is Persian. We tried to select the ones that are more intuitive and easy to understand for everyone.
A combination of a Casual and Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game developed by Hexy Pixel game studio. Each player in the game owns a farm and has a greedy donkey that can bring resources to its farmer by attacking other farms. The other gamers (farmers) can also search for other player’s farm and make an attack on them. You have to try to defend your resources by using traps or your cow! For your achievements in the game you receive coins which you can spend to upgrade your cow’s or donkey’s abilities.
Puffero has a simple but certainly fun game play! The main character in the game is a red colored Anteater which has to protect its base from poisonous creatures by blowing them away. The game has survival and campaign modes with over 70 unique missions. During the game you will be challenged with big boss monsters and many challenges to complete. The eye-catching animations in Puffero is something that you cannot walk away from easily. The game supports English language so make sure to not miss this one!
The Dark Wings
The Dark Wings is a “Point & Click” mystery game in the horror genre which resembles a game play similar to The Room. The game’s beta version got released recently and has already received positive reviews. The game’s story is about a series of kidnapping incidents involving movie superstars. In the Dark Wings, you play as Sam Haghighi a superstar who finds himself locked in an abandoned asylum and a detective named Sarvan Tirdad who is investigating this case. The players are faced with riddles throughout the game that they have to figure out to advance the game story.
Passage 3 is the third installment of this popular action shooting game. Your enemy in the game has built a bridge in order to move its forces near your base. You as a sniper have to defend yourself and not let them pass the bridge. Passage 3 has exceptional graphics that fascinates anyone playing it. Passage 2 and 1 have been downloaded 29,000 and 49,000 times respectively up until now.
War Machine is an online vehicular combat game similar to the famous Twisted Metal series on PlayStation. In War Machine you get to choose a car, and arm it with various weapons such as missiles, bombs and machine guns. The graphic details in the game are not that good but it’s expected to improve in the future releases. War Machine has been download more than 50,000 times on Cafe Bazaar.
These are just a few names from the long list of the high quality games created by Iranian developers. As the market for these kinds of mobile games grows, we expect to see a fierce competition among the local game studios in the following year.