Hungama’s Cricket Stock Exchange in 2nd season

26 Apr,2012

By A Correspondent

 

Hungama Game Studio has announced the second season of its awardwinning Cricket Stock Exchange (CSX).  Sponsored by Maruti Suzuki, CSX currently boasts over 150,000 registered users and attempts to be to cricket fans just what the stock exchange is to investors.

A virtual trading game where users can trade (buy and sell) shares of their favourite cricket players and teams, CSX bagged the best online game award at WAT awards and the Indian Digital Media Awards. Considering the millions of hungry cricket fans in the nation, the inspiration behind CSX (Cricket Stock Exchange) was to offer consumers a format to experience and enjoy cricket in a new avatar. The concept behind the game is of buying and selling virtual shares of players and teams. The shares fluctuate depending on the real life performance of the players on field and also on expert articles written and published by Cricketwallah and Hungama’s proprietary algorithm. CSX was conceptualised with leading cricket journalist Ayaz Memon (who writes as Cricketwallah) and includes the International Cricket World Cup, IPL teams and Champions League T20.

 

Commenting on the success of the game, Shashank Srivastava, Chief General Manager – Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India, said: “Maruti Suzuki India has been associated with CSX for two seasons. This game is unique as it combines all elements of cricket (scores, predictions, expert analysis and the game itself) and allows us to associate with a product that has good engagement levels with our consumers. The association with Ayaz Memon lends huge credibility to the property. Maruti Suzuki CSX has also won 2 digital awards for best gaming product. In the last season of Maruti Suzuki CSX, starting May 3 to July 10 2011, we saw phenomenal traction and engagement levels with 1.44 lakh registered users and 7.76 lakh unique visitors.”

 

Said Ayaz Memon: “I am delighted to learn that participation in CSX has grown exponentially in the past two years. With new and improved features, it has become not only more fun but also more challenging. While the premise of the game is basic, it still needs a good understanding of the current form of players and also cricket logic.”

 

In the current season of CSX, the gameoffers new features like casual games, introduction of mini applications, Predictor and Forecaster to increase interactions while matches are in progress and an independent market place to maximize trading across the site. It also offers its registered users a chance to participate in contests, leader boards, cricketing statistics provided by  leading statistician Mohandas Menon.

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