ABA

The first Sri Lankan 3D game “Aba” which has a historical theme

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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
LK Sri Lanka
Web http://www.gameslk.com/
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About the project Edit

Game Core, Sri Lanka has developed the first Sri Lankan 3D game “Aba” which has a historical theme. This remarkable game is based on the historical legend of Prince Pandukabhaya, who is considered the first Sinhala king of Sri Lanka. The title is derived from "Pandu Aba", another name for the prince.

The game centres on a series of events that took place about 2400 years ago in the Panduvasadeva Palace of the city of Upatissa Nuwara. The developers did thorough research so that the game remained true to the various legends and folklore related to this historical character. Set in 400 BC, the player in the game is Prince Pandukabhaya and the weapons he uses are those which were used in that era, consisting of swords, axe, bow and arrow etc. Stereoscopic or 3D technology further adds to the thrill and suspense of the game.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

This is for the first time that Sri Lankan gamers have the opportunity to play a game steeped in their own history and culture.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Aba not only uses the Sinhala language but it is also based completely on Sri Lankan history. This is for the first time that Sri Lankan gamers have the opportunity to play a game steeped in their own history and culture.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Winner of Manthan Awards 2010 (E-entertainment category) , Digital Inclusion for Development, South Asia
The gaming industry in Sri Lanka is set to expand rapidly in the coming years, both in terms of market and developers. Some of the future trends identified for the gaming industry in Sri Lanka include localization of content, 3D games gaining ground, online gaming becoming popular for social networking sites, rise in popularity of massively multiplayer online game (MMOGs) and gaming companies organising gaming competitions. The game Aba seems to be frontrunner for the industry as it includes several of the elements that are known to come into vogue with the users soon. Earlier, players were used to playing foreign games, developed by mostly western developers. Aba not only uses the Sinhala language but it is also based completely on Sri Lankan history.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Apa was launched at the Colombo International Book Festival at the BMICH, Colombo on September 18, 2010.

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