Posts Tagged ‘Startup’

Teen Patti – #1 card game in India

Posted in iphone on April 3rd, 2010 by Abhishek Balaria – 1 Comment

ZENTITY announced the availability of Teen Patti for iPhone on 2nd April 2010. The game debuted at #1 top selling card game.

Teen Patti (also known as Flash or 3-cards) is a card game similar to poker. The game is played worldwide and particularly popular in India and south-east Asia. Teen Patti recently featured in a movie of the same name.

Teen Patti can be played with a minimum of 2 players but it’s more fun with 4 or more players. Touch Teen Patti offers games of 4 or 6 players at the table. Touch Teen Patti brings the fun game with a great AI implementation and the best card game simulation.

This is the second in the series of Indian traditional games for ZENTITY having released the classic board game Touch Carrom. Touch Carrom became the number #1 selling game in it’s home market India and made it to top 10 and top 100 in many world markets.

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Teen Patti for iPhone

Teen Patti for iPhone

The CrunchPad Story: 3 Startup Lessons

Posted in Startup on December 5th, 2009 by Abhishek Balaria – 1 Comment

A lot going on around the CrunchPad story. Michael today announced that the lawsuits are now imminent. I also remember reading somewhere a conspiracy theory that this whole thing might just be a promotion gimmick and the involved parties will miraculously come to an agreement and do a join launch. Whatever the case, there are some lessons which startups can draw from this story:

  • Have foolproof contracts: my lawyer tells me, if it’s not on paper, it doesn’t exist.
  • Never get into a deal unless your goals are aligned.
  • IP is the single most important asset in today’s high-tech world. Shared IP is mostly trouble and not worth it.

Here is a bonus lesson :-), and not just for startups, most people are not inherently good or bad. It’s mostly a matter of their motivations and circumstances. Which goes back to lesson two above, in a common venture there should be no deal unless all parties have their goals aligned.