A crime-solving game for smartphones developed entirely in Abu Dhabi has become one of the five top downloaded game apps in more than 35 countries worldwide.
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” is based on the popular CBS TV series “CSI: Hidden crimes,” also known as “CSI Las Vegas,” and is available as a free-to-download application for both smartphones and tablets.
The mobile game “just passed the 9 million downloads landmark on all 3 stores combined: the App Store, the Play Store & Amazon’s Appstore,” Alexia Brume, international brand manager at Ubisoft Abu Dhabi, told Al Arabiya News on Thursday.
French developer Ubisoft partnered with twofou54, the commercial arm of Media Zone Authority in Abu Dhabi, to release the game app earlier this year. A previous computer-based version of the game was published by Ubisoft in 2003.
“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,” Yannick Theler, managing director at Ubisoft Abu Dhabi, said.
“The development of this game in Abu Dhabi by Ubisoft has leveraged locally based talent,” said Noura al-Kaabi, twofour54 CEO said.
A team of 24 members developed the game, 10 of whom are from the Middle East and North Africa region, according to Ubisoft… see more