Behind the scenes: Photo-realistic elements that shaped ‘Auto Raja’
6:00 pm PDT 14/03/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Hyderabad based gaming studio, BornMonkie will be launching their game Auto Raja on the MPL platform next month. For designing the photo-realistic element they have traveled to places to click real-life pictures as a reference to create the realistic-looking computer-generated environment, objects for the game. From Charminar to food carts, to ice cream carts, it has it all! In conversation with Animationxpress BornMonkie VP J Pavan Kumar Reddy who works as a 3D artist and as a game designer says, “We went … Read More

“Be safe, make games”: Indie game developers in coronavirus hit Italy are having a “Quarantine Jam”
7:30 pm PDT 12/03/2020 By Krishanu Ghosal

The outbreak of coronavirus has become a global concern now. The first case of coronavirus infection was recorded at a live  meat market in Wuhan, China, in December. It has since spread to more than 101 countries according to WHO, including the European regions, regions of Americas, Western Pacific region and parts of Asia. Italy is one of the most critically affected countries in the world. The entire country is under an effective lock lockdown now and Prime Minister Giuseppe … Read More

Gaming Next Gen: What do gamers really want from next-gen consoles?
6:30 pm PDT 12/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

As we learn more about the next-generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles, fans are already salivating. We’re also already starting to save, as current indications are that the next generation of consoles could be the most expensive we’ve seen in a while, or ever. Looking at the revealed specs, and simple patterns of technological improvement, it’s inevitable that we’ll be seeing better graphics and larger games, but what else do gamers want? Taking a completely professional and not at all biased … Read More

Backstage Pass: All the guidance you need to become a game developer!
6:30 pm PDT 11/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaming has come a long way in India. Once looked upon as a hobby, the industry has clearly gained much more momentum in the recent years. As the demand increases, so are the opportunities in the market. The country’s ecosystem has a sizable requirement of artists and developers right now. We spoke to Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology founder Surya P. “The number of game companies have multiplied in the last five years. The industry in 2015 was … Read More

Platanista Games’ newest launch allow players to be in their favourite wicketkeeper’s suit
7:00 pm PDT 05/03/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Cricket and the Indian fans is the match made in heaven. It is that one game which has indeed maintained the circle of life over the years. Today, in an Indian household when there is a cricket match, a family with grandparents, parents and children enjoy it together over samosas and cold drinks. India constitutes 90 per cent of one billion cricket fans: ICC research. Cricket has over one billion fans globally; with the Indian sub-continent alone constituting more than 90 … Read More

Breaking: FIFS Gameplan 2020 postponed due to spike in coronavirus affected people
7:00 pm PDT 04/03/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS), India’s first and only self-regulatory industry body for Fantasy Sports has revealed that the Game Plan 2020 has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak a day before the event. “GamePlan 2020 which was scheduled on 5 March 2020 at Le Meridien, Delhi. Due to the recent developments with regards to Coronavirus, Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS) have decided to postpone the conference. We shall get back to you within a week with rescheduled dates for … Read More

Coronavirus outbreak : Impacts in the gaming industry
7:30 pm PDT 03/03/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted life worldwide with 88 948 confirmed (1804 new) cases as per WHO 2 March situation report.  As the tech industry, including gaming, rely on China for production and materials, a ripple effect in the industry is being observed. Here are some of the ways how coronavirus has affected the gaming industry.  Events cancelled/postponed The coronavirus outbreak has become a worldwide phenomenon and because of which events are being cancelled and postponed around the globe to prevent further … Read More

New Indian battle royale multiplayer game, ‘Auto Raja’, includes picturesque Indian streets
6:00 pm PDT 28/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

An auto-rickshaw is a motorised version of the hand-pulled rickshaw or cycle rickshaw and in India, one might come across it in numbers in almost every nook and corner. In Mumbai, a larger portion of the mass is literally dependent on it for the daily commute. And often passengers who travel by rickshaw, come across brawls among the rickshaw pullers. The competition of rickshaw drivers to get passengers first are a common sight every day. Probably this thought triggered Hyderabad based … Read More

10 game releases to look out for in March
8:30 pm PDT 27/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

As the month of March is around the corner here are the games releases that will see the light of day in 2020: Granblue Fantasy Versus: The game is a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works, based on the role-playing game Granblue Fantasy. The game is mainly a fighting game where the goal is to eliminate the opponent by using a combination of attacks to empty their character’s life bar enough times to win the match. Each character has … Read More

Holy Cow Production’s game to showcase at the GDC 2020
8:30 pm PDT 26/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Holy Cow Productions in house game Mystic Pillars has been selected the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2020 Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, United States. Talking to AnimationXpress Holy Cow Productions director of game development, Goutham Dindukurthi expressed, “It gives us great pleasure to announce that our game Mystic Pillars has been selected to showcase at the official Indie Megabooth at GDC 2020!” GDC brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry … Read More

Gamerji is aiming to bring competitive gaming to the masses in India
7:00 pm PDT 25/02/2020 By Krishanu Ghosal

As the gaming business garners more eyeballs and brings in opportunities in various sub sectors attached to it, everyone wants a slice of it. Gamerji is one of the latest entrants in the Indian gaming industry. With multiple platforms in the country springing up offering cash prizes to the winners, Gamerji, founded by Soham Thacker and Varun Gajjar too intends on bringing professional gaming to a much wider consumer-base. The company recently acquired a funding of $400K from La Gajjar … Read More

IFSG renamed as FIFS before the launch of Game Plan 2020
6:00 pm PDT 24/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The fantasy sports industry has boomed over the past few years. Sports in India is undergoing rapid change, and given India’s massive fan base and economic muscle, the future holds enormous potential for sports-related activities. Realising the prospect of the market Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) was  India’s first and only Fantasy Sports self-regulatory industry body was established in 2017 to protect consumer interest and create standardised best practices in the Fantasy Sports industry. Over time the development and market have peaked and recently … Read More