Online T20 Cricket Management Game | Hitwicket
Hitwicket is designed to be an extremely challenging strategy game that take a fair amount of careful planning to succeed in. The user is expected to study the data related to player bidding trends, player depreciation value, Team finances, etc and make long term strategic decisions. While the game strives to keep things simple for new/casual users, there is plenty of depth to the gameplay that peaks interest among those who relish the finer details.
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It is an online T20 cricket management game where you can own a cricket team, buy players by winning a bidding war in an auction market, train your players, pay their wages, watch them play matches that will be streamed, scout players, get promoted/relegated, and to top it off, strategize.
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With our users taking the initiative, since July, we have had Hitwicket 8 off-line meetups in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai and Vellore, with enthusiastic turnout for all of them,” says Kashyap. The vision is to encourage these events in any way possible and take Hitwicket beyond the realm of online gaming and into the world of social networking.
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The basic aim, like any other league-structured game in the business is to win through 7 divisions to be the game’s premier team. Here, you take control of everything - from managing the finances of your team to either just meet expenses to stay afloat or hoard money and then splurge like Real Madrid when the time is ripe to training your players to make them the next Sachin Tendulkar or AB de Villiers.
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Hitwicket.com is an online space where strategic multiplayer gaming meets social networking. It allows players to compete against one another as the managers of a virtual cricket team. As in a real league, you can train and trade players, set match line-ups, manage the finances for your team and more. Matches are simulated by an algorithm and take place on a seasonal basis.
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We designed the Hitwicket Gameplay as an amalgamation of Poker, Monopoly and Chess, games whose appeal spans generations. By packaging complex B-School jargon like Economics and Competitive Strategy into a Fun experience, Hitwicket has plenty of avenues for learning for its users too. Our aim is to keep the users hooked over months and years instead of days like most other games,” said Kashyap Reddy of Octathorpe.
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The Chennai Angels has announced an investment in Hyderabad based Octathorpe Web-Consultants, the promoter of the Cricket Management Game, Hitwicket. The amount of the investment has not been disclosed. Octathorpe is generating funds through app purchases and the product is available across 77 countries.
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Hitwicket has done a unique job of coupling it with the management. It's only a matter of time before gaming companies become mainstream like in western countries," Chennai Angels' R Narayanan who led the investment said in a statement. "The possibility to use the game of cricket with business and entrepreneurial skills makes this a worthy tool that enables players to showcase their managerial skills." Octathorpe Web-Consultants started off as a Web services company and later forayed into the cricket management game.
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The Chennai Angels (TCA) has announced the investment of an undisclosed amount in the Hyderabad-based Octathorpe Web-Consultants Pvt. Ltd., known for its flagship product, Hitwicket, a Cricket management game. Founded by alumnus of VIT University Kashyap Reddy, Octathorpe launched Hitwicket sensing the huge popularity of IPL and Football management games.
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One of the topmost cricket management games across the country with over five lakh users, Hit Wicket lets you own a cricket team, manage it, be a virtual captain of sorts in a 20-20 league. You’re provided with a certain amount, through which you can buy players and also remove them. Moreover you can invite your friends to be the opposition in a networked fashion or let the computerised-bot do the honours. (Can be played on FB and app)
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