THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After the chess-like laser powered-game ‘Khet’ became popular in the US, its founder Luke Hopper was looking for its mobile version. Finally, Hopper found the answer in a group of vibrant and young developers at Technopark here. Technopark-based IT firm Schogini Systems Private Limited had made a foray into intelligent gaming by developing The Laser Game: Khet 2.0 and Komodo 4, mobile app games of Khet and Chess respectively. The games are compatible in ipad, iphone and Android phones.
Schogini Services, which began operations in 1997, has joined hands with Don Dailey and Larry Kaufman, lead creators of Artificial Intelligence- based Chess engines. Larry Kaufman is a veteran world chess champion. Komodo 4 is currently rated as the top two chess engines in the world. Dom Dailey also associates with Schogini to build Khet artificial intelligence to power the mobile and facebook versions of the Khet app.
Unveiling the ipad app games, N Sreeprakash, CEO of Schogini Systems, said it is time to turn kids towards thinking games.
‘’Kids are addicted to dumb games. Khet is a thinking game. Komodo 4 will help in bringing up more Vishwanathan Anands from our society,’’ he said.
Schogini, which developed more than 200 apps for iphones and more than 100 apps for Android, has many innovative apps to its credit. More than 30,000 apps of Schogini are being downloaded daily.
An application recently developed by an intern in Schogini’s UK office won ‘Silicon Valley comes to UK November 2011’ award.
British Prime Minister David Cameron personally congratulated Unmesh, the intern of Schogini. The main feature of the app was an ‘Emergency Button’ which when pressed, tracks the location of the user in time of emergency situation such as theft, accident, abduction etc.
Daily Eco Alert, an application developed by Schogini, has a VIP fan. US President Barack Obama liked this application in facebook which sends personalised eco-friendly messages to the user.
Schogini has developed around 30 teaching apps. ‘’Recently, we have developed English-Hindi dictionary. Similar applications on 50 different languages are in the offing,’’ Sreepraksh said. Currently, the company is in touch with the state Revenue officials to develop apps that helps in disaster management.