In this interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Becky Liggero, Stjepko Čordaš of NSoft shares how his company helps the Bosnian government curb youth unemployment in the country.
Stjepko Cordas of NSoft: We even have guys who are just going to medical officers to see how the horses are. How their muscles are working, how their bone structure is just to give a better product.
Becky Liggero: Tell me what the appetite is for virtual games?
Stjepko Cordas: It is expanding to the level that I don’t understand why people are playing these games, to be honest. In some markets we see 80 percent of all betting turnover in the country is generated by the virtual games. Especially the bingo type games. In the eastern markets, people just gobble those products up.
Becky Liggero: Tell me some of the latest virtual games you are offering in NSoft.
Stjepko Cordas: So, as you already mentioned, so the drag races and the motorcycle speed ware are the latest offering that are completely done in house. So we have our own team of 10 to 15 people doing the design, the models, texturing and programing. And we have people going to motorcycle races talking to the actual racers, copying what they are actually doing, and program it. So, we have a really dedicated team that is developing more and more games. Now, we have an engine behind where we can push a lot of these racing games. So, some two years ago, we only had two racing games, now we are presenting five games now, and next year, hopefully, it is going to be 10.
Becky Liggero: tell me why your hiring process is actually good for the environment where your company is located.
Stjepko Cordas: NSoft started two years ago with two people, only the founder and one guy. Today, we have 187 people, youth unemployment in Bosnia is especially problematic since 50 percent of the youth don’t know what to do with themselves. So we are trying to change the environment, so we are trying to build up positive energy for them. So we started a start-up incubator. We started a school where we offer free programming courses, free services for them, so they can create something. Out of it, we are hoping to get more developers for us, but this is a way where we try to return to the community as well.