KUALA LUMPUR: Media Prima Labs, partnering with Streamline Games, has set a target of one million downloads across all apps marketplace for its latest game app Nightstream.
Different from Temple Run and Subway Surfers, this next-gen runner game is not confined to lanes, but across walls and ceilings too.
Media Prima Digital’s chief executive officer Rafiq Razali said there is no specific timeframe tied to it but confident that the mobile game app can hit the target.
“We’re psyched about this partnership with Streamline Games as they are an AAA developer with an amazing track record in developing video games,” he said.
“With Streamline Games focusing on the game development front, we can utilise our strength as the largest integrated media company in Malaysia to promote Nightstream to the mass market and replicate the success of our other titles, such as Ejen Ali and Mak Cun’s Adventure,” added Rafiq.
“Although no timeframe has been set, we truly believed Nightstream is able to hit that one million downloads,” he said at the official launch of Nightstream here.
Streamline Games has contributed to games such as Final Fantasy XV, Street Fighter V and BioShock Infinite.
Rafiq added that that being a Malaysia-based company, collaborating with Streamline Studios can also help push the local gaming talents and industry.
Since its release on Sept 15, 2018, Nightstream has already reached 6,000 downloads to date.
The game consists of a team of runners – resistance forces who are determined to fight against the evil forces of the Metronite Corporation, who wants to seize control of the Nightstream, a mysterious data stream for themselves.
Joining the fight against Nightstream is Zara, a young Hijabista woman who is a part-time barista and full-time runner seeking justice against Metronite after an industrial accident took her younger brother’s life.
Zara may seem headstrong and serious at first, but fellow runners occasionally catch a glimpse of her softer, less serious side. More characters will be released in subsequent months, so players will have to stay tuned for the latest updates.
Meanwhile, Nightstream’s associate producer Izzal Imaani said the mobile game is something that adrenaline junkies will love.
“I feel excited to see what Malaysia will think of the game. We put a lot of love and care into the mechanics of the game, which I hope players will truly enjoy.
“It wasn’t easy nailing down some of the mechanics, especially the responsiveness of the controls and the power-up mechanics, but our internal gamer wouldn’t allow for anything other than perfection,” he said.
Nightstream is free for download from Apple App Store and Google Play.