Tamatem, the MENA region’s leading mobile games publisher, in collaboration with Bulgarian gaming studio Casualino, have launched their latest game VIP Baloot. Baloot is a highly competitive and complex trick card game that is very popular in GCC countries.
“It is a pleasure to work on the game as it provided many interesting challenges and design decisions, needed to make the game true to its roots,” Iskren Yordanov CMO of Casualino said. “We believe that we’ve achieved the goal of creating a compelling and fun game!”
Players will be able to compete against each other live, chat, send friend requests and send gifts to each other. The game topped charts on the App Store, reached #1 in the games category and went viral in the Gulf countries.
Tamatem collaborated with Casualino to bring this very popular card game to smartphones across the region, where users can play in the comfort of their own home.
It is a rare sight to find a publisher and developer that share a common direction,” Yordanov added. “Our goal is to satisfy every players and working together with Tamatem as one big family is our secret. We will continue to be loyal to the spirit of Baloot and we believe Tamatem is the perfect partner for us!”
Casualino is a young start-up company based in Bulgaria. Founded in 2014, the company’s first release was a year later – a localized Bulgarian Belot platform. Belot.BG reached the top of the app store and became the most popular app in the Bulgarian market. The platform quickly became the go-to place for belote lovers due to its ease of use, modern graphics and social functionalities. Later that year, the studio’s second game was released – localized French Belote platform. Casualino believe that a game is meant to be fun and true to its nature! Our highly skilled cross platform MMO card games are exactly that and the communities around this platform are a testament to our success as a developer.
Tamatem is the leading mobile games publisher in the MENA market, focused on serving Arabic smartphone users with games tailored for the language and culture of the region. Tamatem publishes casual and mid-core social games, with a variety of puzzle games, strategy games, racing, and word and trivia games. Tamatem has offices in Amman, Jordan, Cairo, Egypt and Mountain View, California.