Mumbai-based Nazara Games has picked up 26% stake in London-based gaming studio Mastermind Sports.\r\n\r\nFounded in 2014 by Tom McCall and Pratik Shah, Mastermind Sports is a gaming studio that creates social and interactive games for the smartphone generation of sports fans. Mastermind Sports acquired Matchup Cricket in 2015 and is focusing on the rapidly growing 'second screen' gaming market.\r\n\r\n\u201cOur focus is the \u2018second screen\u2019 experience. We aim to use our sports & technology insights to create mobile games that engage fans during live matches, enhancing experience with their friends & family without geographical constraints,\u201d said Tom McCall, Founder and CEO of Mastermind Sports.\r\n\r\nThe startup is also ready to launch its first game \u2018CricBet,\u2019 a real-time prediction game offering second screen experience. Pratik Shah, co-founder and CTO, added, \u201cThe platform's intelligent engine adapts to the ebbs and flows of a live match, ensuring the most accurate and insightful gaming experience possible. Our games, led by \u2018CricBet\u2019, are designed to truly test fans\u2019 ability to predict what is about to happen. Something that every sports fan professes to do best!\u201d\r\n\r\nThe game \u2018CricBet\u2019 is a live prediction game where users stake virtual coins on what they think is about to happen during a match. There are 8 prediction markets where one can predict the next boundary to be scored; guessing the number of runs off the next over, whether a batsman will score over 50 runs or not. \u201cThe last game to be similar in the nature of competitiveness was Fantasy Cricket, which appeared more than 10 years ago,\u201d said McCall. He also said that the company is targeting football next with this platform.\r\n\r\nNazara is a mobile games developer and publisher, focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and worldwide. In addition to developing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara operates unique services such as \u201cGames Club\u201d. It also serves as an exclusive distributor for key game developers such as Electronic Arts. Apart from Mumbai, the company has offices in Dubai, London, Africa & Singapore.\r\n\r\nNazara has been on an aggressive growth path for the last three months. It is now attracting global gaming IPs such as \u2018Cut the Rope\u2019 of ZeptoLab to publish in India.\r\n\r\nEarlier this month, Nazara, through its Game Fund initiative, invested an undisclosed amount in London-based mobile games studio TrulySocial.\r\n\r\n\r\nWelcome to Flash Feed, your essential source for breaking news and innovation from around the web - bite-sized and updated all day.