WeChat launches 4 â€˜WeChat Gamesâ€™ and partners with AskMe for an Official Account
After being listed as one of the second most downloaded app in India, instant messaging app WeChat today announced launch of a new version 5.1 of WeChat Games with four games - ‘GunZ Dash’, ‘2Day’s Match’, ‘Craz3 Match’ & ‘Pencil Pilot’ -- which can be downloaded separately from their respective platform App stores.
Speaking on WeChat Games on Version 5.1, Mr. Nilay Arora, Vice-President, Marketing & Business Development, 10c India Internet Private Ltd. said, “WeChat is a global pioneer in creating an ecosystem of user communication, value added by richer experiences of Games, Interactive services on top of Official Accounts and more. Launch of WeChat Games on Version 5.1 is a step towards creating deeper engagements within the platform for users and their friends. With Games like GunZ Dash, Craz3 Match and more Indian WeChat users can now enjoy a seamless social mobile gaming experience like never before. Along with this, enhancements in WeChat version 5.1 such as capability to increase group chat members to 100 and release of ‘StoryCam for WeChat’ means that there is never a boring moment in an Indian youth’s life using WeChat.”
In addition, WeChat also announced that it will join hands with Getit Infomedia's premium local search engine AskMe for an official account that will allow users to access online information on SMEs across local search and classifieds through the app. Users will also get updates regarding trending restaurants, deals of the day and regular classifieds.
Also, speaking on the partnership, Mr. Nilay Arora, Vice-President, Marketing & Business Development, 10c India Internet Private Ltd., said, “WeChat has always strived to build a richer ecosystem for our users through which they can communicate with friends, enjoy interactive services & utilities, and follow their favourite Brands & Celebs. The AskMeSearch Official Account is a fantastic utility for WeChat users as now they can do free location specific, text based local searches on their Smartphones anywhere while they’re using WeChat. We hope this will add value for our users and build a deeper engagement within WeChat ecosystem.”