Azerbaijani IT company describes new games for PC, smartphones

Azerbaijani IT company describes new games for PC, smartphones

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 23

By Sadraddin Agjayev - Trend:

Azerbaijani AzDimension game and app development company is currently working on development of new games, projects, CEO and Founder of the company Farid Haqverdiyev told Trend.

He added that the company is presently developing two games.

“The first game will be in the genre of action-fantasy under the name “Axilon: The Legend of Artifacts”. The game’s story is based on the similarly-named book of Timur Azizov, a member of our team. The action takes place in the world of Axilon, consisting of many kingdoms living in peace and harmony. The game itself is designed for computers, if it works out, we are going to release it on Playstation 4 and Xbox One in the future,” said Haqverdiyev.

“The second game is called UpMan. It is being developed jointly with the local Bad Button Game Development Studio. In it, we will play for a guy who, with the help of an alien glove, gains superpowers, turning into a big robot that is trying to save the Earth from an alien invasion. The game is planned for mobile platforms,” said the CEO.

“During the quarantine regime the mentioned studio launched several demo versions of projects for further development. The studio prefers the idea of developing games in the style of cyberpunk, that is, a genre of science fiction that reflects the future amid the technological progress in the computer age,” the founder noted.

“The cyberpunk consists of topics such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, hackers, and cyborgs. Cyberpunk has its own stylistic features. The action mainly takes place at night, and often the streets are lit with a large number of neon advertising signs. Not without reason we called the project of our game “Rainly neon – Baku”,” he added.

“Also, during the quarantine regime, literally within a week I made a demo reel of such a game, which caused great interest in Azerbaijan. If there is an investor, we would love to make a very interesting game on this topic. In general, many of our games are to some extent related to Baku and Azerbaijan. We have chosen this direction and, if possible, we will always follow it,” added Hagverdiyev.

“All projects are developed on the most famous game engines, such as Unreal Engine (UE4) and Unity. In one word, these engines are mainly used to create games or interactive applications. With their help, games can be created for any platform, both mobile and computer,” the CEO noted.

"We use Unity engine mainly for mobile games, and UE4 for a computer platform,” AzDimension’s CEO said.

AzDimension was founded 10 years ago by a group of students from various educational institutions. The developers have created four large-scale computer games, including three from the series Under Occupation (İşğal altında) and one about Old City (İçəri Şəhər) - The Last Deadend (Sonuncu dalan). Most of these games were created with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan. At the same time, the company won two grants from the country's Ministry of Transport, Communications of High Technologies to create games for mobile devices.


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