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2016: The year that gaming broke out in India
8:00 pm PDT 24/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

From Trump to demonetization, 2016 was lit with events and agendas across every horizon. The gaming industry wasn’t an exception. The milieu of gaming experienced terrific new releases, growth and disappointments as well, both in the international and indigenous space. Let’s take a look at some of them. PC and console releases of 2016: Blizzard’s action-adventure shooter, Overwatch was undoubtedly one of the winners this year. Not only was the game a smash-hit, it more or less revived the genre … Read More

Cashing in on the legacy: Insights on ACK media’s successful brand association journey
6:30 pm PDT 10/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

2016 has been a key year in the history of Amar Chitra Katha. We are on the cusp of turning 50 and there has been a lot to look back at and be thankful for. Partner Publishing Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle have been collaborating with brands for a while now. In a world where storytelling for brands is a very important tool for marketing, we provide a solution that is simple, elegant and informative. In 2016 alone, we have … Read More

Looking back & moving ahead: Why 2016 has been the year of SVOD services in India
6:30 pm PDT 09/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With India’s digital infrastructure evolving rapidly in 2016 thanks to greater 3G /4G adoption, the year has paved the way for the steady growth of over-the-top (OTT) video services in the country. Better connection speeds and newer technological innovations have facilitated an exponential increase in digital video content consumption amongst Indian viewers. As several precipitating factors converge and smartphones become the default first screens for new-age users, the Indian entertainment industry is witnessing a paradigm shift from traditional viewing formats … Read More

The Year that 2016 has been for the cosplay industry in India
6:30 pm PDT 06/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

I’ve been cosplaying for four years now. Professionally, I work full-time as a game designer for Hike Messenger app, and I’ve been operating out of Bangalore. Both video games and cosplay are very close to my heart, so below you’ll find my thoughts on how the cosplay scene in India has grown since the last year. For more about myself, you can check out the older interview. 2016 is definitely a step above from the cosplaying in previous years. Not … Read More

2016 lays the ground for a crackling 2017 gaming market
6:30 pm PDT 05/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As 2016 begins to fade into memory, we’re taking a look back at the events that have dominated the last 12 months in mobile gaming.  I believe, that the Indian ecosystem will grow much faster: India is seeing an aggressive push of 4G as we speak and data prices have dropped considerably with enhanced internet speeds on the go and this would give mobile gaming massive boost as 60% of the devices being sold are already 4G enabled. Number of … Read More

Indian eSports breaks the shackles in 2016
6:00 pm PDT 04/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

When one looks back at 2016, many may associate it with Trump winning the US Presidential elections or the year demonetisation occurred. But, unbeknownst to many, 2016 also marked the year that the  Indian eSports scene finally emerged from its shell. After receiving a massive boost back in 2011, competitive gaming has grown from strength to strength and is now a whopping $892 million market globally. While the world was going gaga over this phenomenon, India meanwhile, remained impassable towards it … Read More

A look back at the year where visual effects redefined storytelling
5:00 pm PDT 03/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The year 2016 will go down in history as the year where visual effects once again redefined how stories are told on the big screen. It’s common knowledge that VFX has become a part and parcel of the production cycle for a feature film over the years, but there comes a time every now and then when a certain project propels VFX to the forefront of things. 2016 saw few feature films – The Jungle Book, Doctor Strange and Deadpool … Read More

10 things that happened in 2016 to Indian Comics Industry  
5:00 pm PDT 02/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

While 2016 goes down globally as one of the most hated years in the cultural zeitgeist; for the Indian Comics Industry – it will be counted as a hallmark year, me thinks. Why? Well, because for starters, 2016 will be the year where those of who survived the initial gestation period that comes with any new independent and creative movement, headed forward into the new year, with a sense of optimism and confidence, for the first time. This was also … Read More