Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Budget speech on 1 February, announced plans to set up a task force to promote the animation, visual effects, gaming, and comics sector. Gaming companies felt they had cleared one level in a complex game. Just a few months back, their concern was that regulations might dent the sector’s growth.
Online gaming is no more different than reality today. In this age of long-haul social distancing and mental-health strains, online games have helped people a lot to relieve their stress along with sharpening their minds and winning money through it. Gaming has skyrocketed during this pandemic. India’s tier-III cities and towns have witnessed a significant rise in the number of online gamers in 2021, according to the India Mobile Gaming Report 2021 (IMGR). Some of the small towns of Bihar and Jharkhand and Rajasthan have more than 100 per cent to up to 200 per cent growth in online gamers.
Following the budget announcement Quizbee, an online educational gaming platform suggested a more pragmatic approach—one that also saw the sector as an employment generator, especially in a small state like Jharkhand where according to the state government, there has been a spike of 638 per cent in applications by jobless youths in employment exchanges as compared to 2019.
Quizbee is a knowledge and skill-based mobile gaming platform, with multiple paid challenges that vary across different genres like movies, cricket, travel, food, general knowledge and exciting puzzles. Quizbee is different from other chance-based games as in the game of skill, the player invests his time in learning, practicing, and honing a skill.
Commenting on the Mobile gaming industry, Intelligence Game CTO Abhinav Anand said, “As per the report the Boston Consulting Group and Sequoia India, the country’s mobile gaming industry in on growth trajectory is projected to grow three times in size by 2025 and become an over $5-billion market. Currently, there are a very few real money online gaming applications that would challenge the educational domain and we are proud that Quizbee reflects that approach. Quizbee is a time-based gaming application that perfectly strikes the cognitive functioning of the brain cells, which means, how fast your brain can perceive a task and perform it within a given time frame. Thus, Quizbee challenges all those job aspirants/students preparing for competitive exams who are looking for opportunities to gain extra knowledge by challenging their general knowledge skills and speeding up their brain cells to answer the quiz questions. Quizbee has fostered an inclusive, safe, and welcoming community for friends, family and students to play and learn together.”