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Iran seeking to enter international market for computer games

04/21/11 Source: Mehr News Agency

Iranian national computer games will be distributed in other countries, Managing Director of the National Foundation for Computer Games Behruz Minaii announced on Monday.

Iranian computer game Mir Mahna

"Five international distributers submitted proposals for the copy right of the Iranian computer game 'Garshasp Gorz-e-Serit'," he mentioned in a press conference for the First Tehran Computer Game Festival.

He said that an agreement was signed with a German company for international distribution of the game in the near future.


The game is based on "Garshaspnama" (c. 1064-66 AD) which was composed by Abu Mansur Ali ibn Ahmad Asadi Tusi and "most of the images and scenes depicted in this game are drawn from or based directly upon historical resources," as is claimed on the game's website.

The major work of Asadi Tusi "Garshaspnama" is about the adventures of the Iranian hero Garshasp, who is identified in the Shahnameh with the ancient Iranian hero Kereshasp in Avesta.

Another Iranian computer game "Mir Mahna" will be distributed in Indonesia and Turkey in near future, he announced.

Mir Mahna

As the first computer game on contemporary Iranian hero, Mir Mahna was an Iranian national hero who defeated the Dutch forces and liberated southern Iranian cities from the colonizers at the end of the reign of Nader Shah Afshar (1736-1747).

"Planet Mithra" is another Iranian computer game which is listed as one of ten renowned international games in one of the most authoritative magazines, he remarked.

Renowned Gamescome and Games Connection companies will take part at the First Tehran Computer Game Festival which will be held from April 24 to May 2 at Milad Tower, Tehran.

The jury members include director of the Festivals' Organization Mehdi Masudshahi, actor and director Rambod Javan, and computer game experts Babak Namazian, Shervin Ostadzadeh, and Mehdi Zanganeh.

Animators Bahram Azimi and Alireza Golpaygani, as well as experts Alireza Meraji, Amir Saharkhiz, and Farid Farkhondehkish will be judging the artistic section.

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