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(MÃ¶nchengladbach / Stockholm, August 3, 2021) 200 million players, one billion spectators – cricket is more popular than football in much of the world. Swedish game developer Wicket Gaming AB, which has been listed on the Stockholm Spotlight Stock Exchange since July 22, 2021, offers Cricket Manager the most complex and realistic sports management simulation for mobile devices. In the game, players can start their own cricket club and compete against other virtual club owners from around the world. Now the game is set to become the world’s most popular cricket management game for mobile devices.
For the implementation, Wicket Gaming AB has now provided competent support from Germany on board. Thus, cooperation agreements have been signed with the developer Linked Dimensions and the graphic studio Unger & Fiedler, both belonging to the German group Wegesrand.
âWe see great potential in ‘Cricket Manger’. Just look at the Indian and Pakistani markets, still underestimated by many European and American game publishers. Discussions with Wicket Gaming over the past few months were based on a spirit of partnership and trust. We are therefore extremely happy that the flagship of Wicket Gaming bears our signature in the future. explains Thorsten Unger, CEO of Wegesrand.
Eric de Basso, CEO of Wicket Gaming, comments: âWe are very happy to have been able to attract these experienced game and design developers on our exciting journey. Both studios bring additional experience that strengthens our existing production. The fact that the developers and founders of Linked Dimensions were already involved in the development of well-known titles such as “FIFA”, “Football Manager”, “Anno” and “The Settlers”, testifies to the great experience in games of management. Partnerships create good conditions for our global departure. “
The Wegesrand Group:
Wegesrand invests in education, games and cinema. With a vast network of experts, the company exploits the potential for innovation. Interdisciplinary teams from different areas of digital media production create unique solutions, including interactive experiences in museums, exhibition halls or school education. The Wegesrand Group consists of companies that cover various services and products in the field of digital media creation, including training development, serious games, gamification, games and intellectual property development. www.wegesrand.info
About Linked Dimensions
Linked Dimensions is a game development studio founded in 2011 specializing in strategy and management games. The main platforms are PCs, smartphones and portable consoles. The team has extensive project experience, including FIFA Football Manager, the Anno series and its proprietary intellectual property, the strategy game “Tank Operations – European Campaign”. Since 2019, Wegesrand has held a majority stake in the studio. www.linked-dimensions.de
About Unger & Fiedler
Unger & Fiedler is a full-service studio specializing in creating breathtaking universes for transmedia productions. The emphasis is on audiovisual development and the creative process. The portfolio includes intellectual property development, art outsourcing and game development. The studio is involved in a few AAA titles in movies and games. Besides that, the studio is working on its own transmedia Ips, like âCaptain Hog ââ- Pirates of the Caribbeanâ. It was founded by Thorsten Unger, CEO of Wegesrand and award-winning illustrator and artist Jens Fiedler. www.ungerfiedler.de
AB Gaming Desk:
Swedish game developer Wicket Gaming was founded in 2015. The company’s business concept is based on the development and sale of so-called free-to-play games in the sports genre. Since its inception, the company has been developing its first title, Cricket Manager, a sports management game for mobile devices. www.wicketgaming.com
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