The Quirkat Fantasy Football World Cup 2010 application, which is available in Arabic, English and French, includes all of the usual features found in fantasy sports games, including all 736 players from the 32 teams participating in this summer’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and the ability to play in leagues against friends.
The game, which had a soft launch last week, also includes social networking aspects, such as the ability to send and receive virtual currency from friends and in-game micro-transactions.
Mahmoud Ali Khasawneh, CEO of Quirkat commented: “Naturally, we’d been interested in exploring the Facebook potential for our games and we had been equally pursuing an entry into the sports games category. Fantasy sports are among the most successful game genres worldwide. Integrating Facebook with our fantasy football game and coinciding it with the World Cup was a great opportunity for us. Going forward, Quirkat will invest significantly in the sports games genre across social networking platforms.”