“Steam Indian Harvest Festival 2021 is all about harvesting the past and sowing new seedlings”: Akshat Rathee and Avichal Singh

As the spring season sets in signifying the harvest season in India, it’s time to sow some Indian origin games from the Steam store at a  discounted rate. Steam along with Nodding Heads Games and Nodwin gaming has organised the Steam Indian Harvest Festival. The festival includes a curated list of games made by Indian developers and publishers which are currently available at discounted rates. The games are grouped into three categories – old, released last year and upcoming – and there are some heavily discounted bundles.

The rates are as follows:

 

Blast from the Past:

  • Lovely Planet 2: Rs. 104
  • Unrest: Rs. 87
  • Rainswert: Rs. 219
  • Alter Army: Rs. 99
  • Good Robot: Rs. 82
  • Rubek: Rs. 31
  • Warfront Defenders: Westerplatte: Rs 194
  • The Last Train: Definitive Edition: Rs. 112
  • Asura: Rs. 186

Present Games:

  • In My Shadow: Rs. 288
  • The Bonfire II: Uncharted Shores: Rs. 267
  • The Indifferent Wonder of an Edible Place: Free
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic: Rs 299
  • Two Leaves and a Bud: Rs. 269
  • Gamedev Beatdown: Rs. 209
  • Mystic Pillars: Rs. 64
  • Miners Mettle: Rs. 404

In conversation with AnimationXpress, Nodwin Gaming co-founder Akshat Rathee and Nodding Heads Games co founder Avichal Singh poured light on how the ecosystem is evolving when it comes to gaming and gaming festivals. Rathee shared that Singh initially brought the idea of having gaming festivals in India and now, the festival is happening.

Rathee expressed, “We as a country are at an inflection point. India will be 75 years old very soon and the last 75 years have been tough for us and we have done well as a country. But the future will be what we make it right, with Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. From board games we have started creating more great games. That is the main idea to bring the Steam Indian Harvest festival in India where we harvest the past and sow new seedlings.”

Singh highlighted that there are many amazing Indian developers out here creating amazing games and with the help of the festival, they will get the opportunity to showcase their games at a global scale. “The fantastic part is that the developers in India create games of distinctive genres, themes which give the idea that Indian market has huge potential and it also symbolises a mature ecosystem.”

They further shared that cloud gaming will surely shift the entire ecosystem where the challenges to avail devices will be gone and  people will focus more into gaming rather buying expensive devices.

Singh also highlighted that the ecosystem is becoming mature post the ban of PUBG Mobile as players are trying out new games. Singh further stated that he is expecting more sales with this event.

On the other side, Rathee highlighted, “Developers will get more recognition, exposure through the festival at a global scale. Adding to that, it might also open opportunities for developers like they might get picked by some publisher for future games, collaborations and so on.”

 As the country continues to practice social distancing, gaming fraternity is promoting #PlayApartTogether for its second innings and with the harvest celebration going on, we think it is the right time that the Steam Indian Harvest Festival to take place.

Here is an exclusive video interview about what went behind the launch of Steam Indian Harvest Festival.

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