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New “Episodic” Game and Web TV Series Races Into the Middle East!
Sibak al Fursan (Race of the Horsemen) -- a free video game series which is entwined with an animated web TV show, was released online by episodic game maker, KUMA Games, for the Middle East.
The game has generated tremendous buzz during its test period, with more than 20,000 friends on its Arabic language Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/
Sibak Al Fursan was developed specifically for Middle Eastern gamers and is currently available in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, and Urdu. The series features a compelling story line set in the Middle East of 2025. Players will race in futuristic cars equipped with fun and powerful attachments while role-playing as the characters who strive to save their world following a period of chaos. The United States and Latin American versions of Sibak Al Fursan will be released later this year and will feature new story lines within the same universe, that highlight the cultures of characters from around the world.
In all cases, gamers will be able to actively participate in the storyline through social media -- for instance, by joining with friends in “racing clans” with original back-stories, cars and characters they create. Concepts will be reviewed by the game’s creators and potentially used by the company in creating future episodes.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our fans as partners in building our game world,” states Keith Halper, CEO of KUMA Games. “There are 160 million gamers in the Middle East, and we’re intend to capture their imagination by making them part of the game creation process.”
The game features 12 game “episodes”
Gamers are eager to participate in the story line and race to save the kidnapped Princess Dima. A student from Egypt wrote on the game’s Facebook page “I love this game! I will join the race to save you Dima!” .
Sibak al Fursan is available for free download at http://www.Sibakalfursan.com, or is available at hundreds of LAN cafes throughout the region. LAN Cafes who are interested in hosting Sibak Al Fursan in their cafe or would like to receive a free merchandise package can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sibak Al Fursan: Grab your helmets and head on over to the starting line at www.sibakalfursan.com
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Sibak Al Fursan is the 11th title in KUMA’s line up of episodic video games and the first, first-person driver in their arsenal of free games.
KUMA, LLC. is the world leader in the new market for Episodic Video Games - intense, 3D gaming experiences delivered in weekly episodes. KUMA's free games are ad supported, granting access to high-end console-quality game play to mass market consumers.
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