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

Chris Kerr, News Editor

August 31, 2021

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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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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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