THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Schogini Systems P Ltd, the Technopark-based mobile application developer company, has roped in FIDE-ranked chess player Mohammed Salih, who is blind by birth, as their ‘Brand Ambassador - Intelligent Interfaces’. This is an attempt to take intelligent gaming strategies to teens and youngsters who are fast turning addicts to dumb and blood-thirsty games.
As part of the new strategy, Salih challenged laser game Khet’s inventor Luke Hooper for a game, which promises to be of epic proportions, at the Schogini office at Leela Inforpark, on the Technopark campus on Saturday.
Salih lost the match 1-0. Commenting on the game, Luke Hooper said Salih had put up a brave fight before he lost the game, which lasted more than an hour.
Schogini Systems has charted out this unique strategy to take their intelligent games to the masses as a leap forward in their commitment towards the teens and young people who are reading less and spending more time in front of a computer or on mobile phones.
The Laser Game: Khet 2.0 was a toy of the year finalist, Mensa Select award winner and was featured in Wired magazine late last year.
Schogini has created the mobile version of Khet for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone.
N Sree Prakash, managing director, Schogini Systems said that technology was advancing at an alarming rate. With smart phones being more popular these days, it is no longer about making or receiving calls or SMS.
Instead of blaming technology for youngsters staying glued to their mobile phones or laptops, we should find ways to tap its potential to bring back the youngsters from all pitfalls of technology.
Schogini has also partnered with Don Dailey, Larry Kaufman and Luke Hooper to implement Komodo 4, yet another top-rated chess engines AI. Schogini has created the mobile version of Khet for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone.
In the company’s efforts to empower the blind, Schogini will also showcase the Talking Chess board, Talking Chess Apps, Talking Khet Apps, Colouring App and Seeing Apps.