Facebook Gaming gains 210 per cent growth in market share, Amazon’s Twitch still rules the segment
2:00 pm PDT 11/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

In the gaming/esports industry, content is what dominates and binds the ecosystem together. While Amazon owned Twitch was pretty much the go-to platform for streamers and enthusiasts alike, relatively fresh players like YouTube Gaming, Facebook Gaming and Microsoft’s Mixer are showing signs of life. In their recent Q4 report on streaming, StreamElements and have pointed that Facebook Gaming’s market share spiked quite a bit in year-on-year. While Facebook had around 3.1 per cent market share in December 2018, it grew … Read More

ESL India Premiership: The fate of ‘Dota 2’ hangs in the balance
4:00 pm PDT 10/01/2020 By Krishanu Ghosal

Dota 2 was one of the earliest game along with Counter Strike to flourish in the Indian esports ecosystem. From the early days more than a decade back, the game has dominated almost every tournament. From small-scale cafe ones to the recent biggies, the game has been all around. However, the recent events rather paint a different picture of the fate of the game in the country. Recently, one of the most prominent Dota 2 teams in the country, Global … Read More

SidKinG Studio reveals their upcoming game
8:00 pm PDT 09/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

SidKinG Studio is currently working on an upcoming narrative puzzle game; the title of which is yet to be revealed according to their official social media post . In conversation with Animationxpress, SidKinG Studio founder Kishor Berde shared that the storyline of the game is revolves on the vacation of a 25 year old  boy who lives in a city. Berde expressed that, “this is the first time I am working on a narrative puzzle game. Usually puzzles are about the … Read More

Indian studio QYJO’s ‘Gamedev Beatdown’ to roll out early access by end of January
7:00 pm PDT 08/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

“…you aren’t happy with the design and you want changes. It’s going to happen…” –Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler The story of almost every passionate creative person revolves around how to create a content which is relatable, easy to consume and unique. In addition to that, the creators want to deliver their thought process through their content and expect it to be receipted by the audience in the same way. Sometimes, in that creative journey creators receive constructive feedback … Read More

What investors look for before investing in a gaming company?
9:00 pm PDT 06/01/2020 By Krishanu Ghosal

Gaming in India is a burgeoning market. Even with the recent figures in GDP decline, this particular ecosystem seems to be thriving. With multiple aspects to it, the industry seems to be attracting more and more indigenous aspirants. While development studios are popping up by the day throughout the country, in some places it might be lacking investment. Many indie studios open-up and shut due to lack of investors while others make it by surviving on service-based work rather than … Read More

Indian players dominate the regional finals of e-Masters Chengdu 2020
8:30 pm PDT 06/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The regional finals of Arena of Valor and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne for the Asia Esports Championship e-Masters Chengdu 2020 ended with the Indian flag flying high.  Indian esports team for Arena of Valor, Nefarious, with players Sonukaran J M (Captain), Shinil R, Aditya Katoch, Manmohan Singh and Aakash Chadalavada, Dwayne Fernandes (Substitute) and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne player Arun Mozhi Varman qualified for the main event. Speaking with Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne player Arun “Neohartrix” Mozhi Varman … Read More

Monetisation in mobile games – POKKT’s perspective
7:30 pm PDT 03/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Since the inception of gaming industry the success of game development was acknowledge through the game’s popularity and its sales. One of the key factors which helps in the success of a property is advertising revenue. There are various types of advertisements, considering today’s market visual campaigns impact more on audience and it results to profitable business. Today maximum smartphone users are consuming content online and it has opened opportunities for video ad campaigns as it engages even the laziest buyers. Video marketing can capture … Read More

Industry speaks: Changing landscape of Indian mobile gaming sector through the past decade
7:30 pm PDT 02/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Mobile games have gained a lot of popularity in the last decade. Thanks to the India’s digital revolution. Today online gaming in India is a Rs 62 billion robust market with an estimated 300 million gamers in 2019 as per the KPMG report India’s Digital Future. The factors like level of entertainment, fun, and the fact that players have the convenience of playing it any time and anywhere have led the popularity of the mobile gaming space to rise in the … Read More

10 PC games from this decade which might still rock the next one!
5:30 pm PDT 31/12/2019 By Poonam Mondal

A lot of things have happened in a decade. For gaming industry it’s been a decade of – games with longer shelf lives, magnanimous RPGs, medieval grand strategy and so on. Literally it was a decade where developers cascade their games like never ending stream. Among all, it’s time to reflect on our pick of PC games from the last ten years which are likely to continue their journey in 2020s as well. Final Fantasy XIV: Final Fantasy XIV  was a … Read More

10 game releases to look out for in January
7:30 pm PDT 30/12/2019 By Poonam Mondal

We are nearing the end of the year 2019 and by extension, the decade too. As we stand on the cusp of the new year, here are the much-awaited games releases that will see the light of day in 2020: AO Tennis 2–  AO Tennis 2, the second game in the official Australia Open series, tennis fans can take themselves from the outside courts to centre-stage glory in the all-new narrative-driven career mode. For the first time in AO Tennis, … Read More

These five Indian gaming apps help earn real money
7:00 pm PDT 28/12/2019 By Poonam Mondal

  The technological strides over the past few years have rendered the gaming sector potent in many ways. Thanks to digital payment platforms, earning real cash through applications has been made easier than ever before. These apps prove to be a boon in facilitating the ease of earning a few extra bucks for users to get by. In 2019 the money making apps are abounding on the appstore and google play store.  While some are trivia-based gaming platforms like Loco, others are games … Read More

Made in India: Pocket League’s ‘Soap Cutting’ tops the chart in US and Canada during Christmas
6:00 pm PDT 27/12/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Many say soap cutting is part of the autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) scene which provides auditory, olfactory or visual stimulation that gives them a pleasurable, tingling feeling on their scalp.  And thus internet has been overflowing with these soap cutting videos and they have been consumed voraciously, in loops which have made the videos score millions of views. With the same idea Pocket League co founders Surojit Bobo Roy and Karan Khairajani developed the Soap Cutting game which has became … Read More