IT companies in Pakistan, South Asia’s second biggest economy, are making their presence felt in the international market through their mobile applications and gaming apps.
Several Pakistani IT companies are already working for many multi-national companies around the world. Pakistan’s Software Export Board is helping new and existing players to in creating constructive and conceptual mobile games.
Pakistan’s IT industry has seen a significant growth in recent years with over 2500 IT companies and around 300,000 IT professionals with exposure to latest IT tools and technologies.
According to a report by PSEB, a growing number of freelancers are engaged with international clients and Pakistan is now listed as one of the top countries in terms of total number of registered freelancers as well as total earnings.
According to a report by Pakistan’s official APP News Agency, a number of Pakistani companies such as `Mindstorm Studios’, `GameView Studios’,`Pepper PK’ and `TkXeL’ etc., are well known in the international arena.
TkXel has created mobile applications and gaming companies from a university lab in Lahore while Pepper PK made history by developing paid BlackBerry applications which reached top rankings on BlackBerry’s App World store.
Tintashhas’ has designed many innovative casual games for iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms.
In addition to mobile apps, several of Pakistani IT companies are also focusing at a broader educational and infotainment markets. Folio3 judged as one of the Harvard Business School’s All-World Fast Growth 500 companies in 2010 – has interesting products in its portfolio, the APP report said.
Folio3 has been instrumental in creating an online educational platform for SecretBuilders – a company that boasts a virtual world for children 5 to 14 years old powered by a Web 2.0 community of children, parents, educators, writers, artists and game developers.
The title animation sequence of Game of Thrones, the world’s most-watched TV series these days, has been produced by Hameed Shaukat, a US-born Pakistani.
Pakistan’s domestic IT market is expected to get a significant boost from the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Project.