TinTash is a venture by a Stanford Graduate Murad Akhtar that develops casual games for mobile phones. They started first with one game (about fishing) and after marketing over Facebook have now very quickly grown to 6 titles and a 7000+ userbase.
The interesting part is that some of these games are very localized, such as a cricket game where you can pick local politicians to be on your team.
They are looking for ways to get their application onto the portals of telecom operators – maybe the Cricket Companion guys can help them.
Casual games have emerged as a booming niche industry in the last couple of years, and such startups are usually looking to capture attention first before monetizing their apps through advertisements or premium features. For some casual gaming developers, games represent their active portfolio which helps them secure development business from popular brands.. maybe pepsi would want to build a viral mobile game as part of branding or promotional activities.
I am not sure what TinTash’s business model is with this – maybe Murad can share some of the things he’s learnt of the mobile gaming space.