#FeatureFriday: Growth story of Indian mobile gaming and gaming startups 2019
7:30 pm PDT 06/12/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The rise of mobile gaming in India has paved the way for startups that are disrupting the country’s gaming industry. Over the last couple of years, the mobile gaming industry has witnessed major growth in terms of the new games being created, profit and the shift of public interest on the side of gaming. We can’t deny the fact that behind the growth story of the mobile gaming industry and mobile gaming start-ups, digital revolution has been the primary contributor. … Read More

Game Designers Network India to announce this year’s GDC scholarship winner in a few days!
6:30 pm PDT 06/12/2019 By Krishanu Ghosal

The San Francisco Game Developers Conference is possibly the biggest convergence of all things gaming. Individuals and companies from all the sub sectors of the gaming industry eagerly await this event which provides valuable knowledge sharing sessions, new releases, networking opportunities and all the updates the industry has to offer from across the globe. While the event is thronged by game developers and enthusiasts around the world, the somewhat steep pricing deters a lot of Indian studios from attending the … Read More

“Nations Cup” by SEPC and ESFI saw participation from eight countries
6:30 pm PDT 05/12/2019 By Krishanu Ghosal

The “Nations Cup” concluded with Kyrgyzstan taking home the trophy, India and Maldives were placed second and third respectively. The esports event was presented by Service Export Promotion Council (SEPC) in association with Electronic Sports Federation of India (ESFI) from 26 to 28 November, 2019 at Global Exhibition on Services (GES) 2019 at historical Palace Grounds in Bengaluru. It is India’s first esports championship under the aegis of a Government body. “Nations Cup” had esports athletes from eight National Esports … Read More

Hyderabad: India’s new animation hub
7:30 pm PDT 03/12/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Are you hungry for Indian animated fresh content? Today the animation industry is betting big with all other businesses in media and entertainment sector in terms of profit, creativity and uniqueness. Among all other cities including Hyderabad being being at the forefront is aiming to become the hub. In recent years Hyderabad has witnessed tremendous growth and dynamism in the animation sector in the last few years and has far outperformed in all other sectors. Ernst & Young advisory services partner … Read More

10 game releases to look out for in December
6:30 pm PDT 29/11/2019 By Poonam Mondal

It might be the end of year but it is not yet for the gaming community because there are many more new launches to look ahead.Here are some of the game releases which we are looking forward. Phoenix point: The game is a strategy video game featuring a turn-based tactics system that is being developed by Bulgaria-based independent developer Snapshot GamesPhoenix Point puts the player in the midst of a desperate fight to take back the earth from a mutating, alien menace. … Read More

Nazara to invest USD 20 million in startups in 2020
3:30 pm PDT 22/11/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Nazara Technologies, India’s leading interactive gaming and sports media company, has announced today about its acceleration of investments and commitments of up to USD 20 Million in startups in India, Africa and Middle East in 2020. Being one of the biggest investors and scaling platforms for startups in the gaming and sports ecosystem in India, the company has already undertaken transactions worth USD 50 Million in 13 startups in the last two years and has been the most aggressive investor … Read More

Why fantasy sports brands in India is roping in cricket celebrities as brand ambassadors?
5:30 pm PDT 14/11/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The year 2019 has witnessed a heart-warming phase for all the Indian cricket fans and stars. Be it the Worldcup 2019 or IPL 2019, Indian cricket industry has captured the audience’s imagination, enthusiasm and interests in cricket throughout. With the rise of the Indian fantasy sports, the interest of the cricket fans has surpassed all records of engagement. A report published by KPMG and the Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) estimates that the user base of fantasy gaming platforms crossed 70 … Read More

Gifts you can buy for gamers this Diwali 2019
10:00 am PDT 26/10/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The diyas  and streets are lit, the sparklers have been bought and the puja ki thali is set, homes are being decorated to welcome Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali. The best thing about Diwali is markets keep buzzing with festive shoppers and grand Diwali sales both offline and online – to clutch the attention of more and more consumer. The festival of lights is that joyful time when exchanging gifts become common among loved ones and thus it becomes nerve racking … Read More

Gaming and content, CHNO Media aims to fill the gaps!
7:00 pm PDT 18/10/2019 By Krishanu Ghosal

Following the success of gaming and content around it in matured markets around the globe, India too is catching up. However still a niche, gaming is beginning to show signs of emerging as a big sector in the country. Tencent’s PUBG Mobile can be considered as one of the catalysts which infused quite the craze for multiplayer gaming in the country for the first time, albeit on mobile. However, as gaming becomes a much clearer idea for the masses, the … Read More

Riot Games announced ‘League of Legends’ animated series titled ‘Arcane’
4:00 pm PDT 16/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

On its 10th anniversary celebration, Riot Games revealed a new slate of games and other experiences set in the League of Legends universe. It has also announced Arcane, an animated series, which will be developed by Riot and animated by Fortiche Productions. Aimed at teen and adult crowd, Arcane is expected to launch in 2020 and will be streamed on an existing service, with its current home yet to be announced. Riot co-founder Brandon Beck told The Hollywood Reporter: “Originally, League … Read More

Sri Lanka declares esport as an official sport
12:30 pm PDT 04/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The Sri Lanka ministry of sports has declared esport as an official sport in the country. The declaration was made on 26 September by minister of telecommunication and sports, Harin Fernando. With the official announcement, Sri Lanka became the first South Asian country to recognise esports, joining the list which includes France and South Korea. With esports as a demonstration sport in the Asian Games, The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) endorsed it, encouraging its inclusion as an official sport in … Read More

Finale of India’s longest running esports championship TEGC concludes, lays special focus on overall development of Indian gaming industry 
6:00 pm PDT 29/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The 6th edition of the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup’s (TEGC) grand finale received a stupendous response from participants and audience alike. Professional gamers from across the country converged in Mumbai to battle it out at India’s most prestigious eSports championship on 27 to 28 September at Infiniti Mall, Malad (W), Mumbai. Organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade (MOEA), TEGC is India’s longest running eSports championship.  Over the years, TEGC has grown to be extremely … Read More