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    First search engine for flash online games from Indian firm

    New Delhi (PTI): Targeted at becoming one of the top 10 online entertainment companies by the end of 2009, Games2Win India has launched the world's first global search engine for flash online games, Gamecurry.

    "Similar to Google, the website uses proprietary search and crawl engines and about 1.5 lakh games have already been indexed," Games2Win CEO Alok Kejriwal told PTI.

    Flash like Java provides platform on which certain internet-based programmes including online games are developed.

    Started in March 2007, the company had received a USD five million funding from Clearstone Venture Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. "We will use the funds to set up a sales office in the US as we grow," Kejriwal said.

    Games2Win currently has two sales offices in Delhi and Bangalore and employs about 50 people.

    The company expects to start making profits from March 2010. "The gaming industry in India is still at a nascent stage. There is a high gestation period but given our popularity, we expect to start making profits from March 2010," he said.

    Games2Win, with a business presence in 200 countries, is now focussing on developing global games. "Our focus is to develop games keeping in mind the global audiences. We had games specific to India and now we are looking at international audiences," he said.

    Games2win ranked 40 in the most popular online gaming destinations in the world list (comScore September 2008).

    A NASSCOM report says that by the end of 2008, the gaming industry in India which is expected to value at USD 212 million, will reach USD 1,060 million by 2012 at a CAGR of 50 per cent.


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