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Indian developer Studio Sirah nets $830k to create mythological card battler

The studio's first title will be a card battle based on Indian mythology.

Bangalore-based developer Studio Sirah has raised $830,000 to create India-first mobile titles.

The funding round was led by venture capital fund Lumikai, and will allow the company to push ahead with development on its debut project Kurukshetra: Ascension, a card battler featuring heroes and creatures from Indian mythology.

As reported by VentureBeat, Studio Sirah was established by siblings Abhaas Shah and Prateek Shah, who are keen to create midcore games that tap into India's cultural and mythological heritage.

"When the pandemic hit, it gave us time to actually get back together as a family and talking about our childhood and gaming," Abhass Shah told VentureBeat, explaining how Studio Sirah was born.

"We didn’t see any good Indian content that we would like to play as gamers. There are a lot of hypercasual and casual games, but these are not the games that appeal to us. The Indian mythological metaverse is just something that is unexplored. It’s this beautiful collection of stories which interrelate with each other."

Kurukshetra: Ascension is due to launch on mobile initially, before eventually heading to PC.

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