The digital gaming segment has emerged as an industry in itself, with global corporate investing heavily towards the development of this sector. The global gaming market is estimated at US$ 110 billion. However, India, in spite of being one of the largest users of digital products and services, is in a nascent stage with respect to the digital gaming industry.India has a large skill pool to offer in the fields of game development and testing, arts, designing and information technology. This presents a significant opportunity for the Indian gaming industry to forge partnerships with leading global digital gaming companies and open doors for massive investment and job creation in the country.IDGS (Indian Digital Gaming Society)founder and president Rajan Navani said, “With the Indian Digital Gaming market across mobile, PC, console and e-sports growing exponentially, IDGS fulfils the need for an industry-led body to bring stakeholders across the ecosystem together, including government, to nurture and grow a global opportunity for Indian industry in the creative world just like IT services opened India to the world three decades ago”
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been at the forefront of leveraging innovative trends to build the competitiveness of Indian industry and enhance its growth potential for the betterment of Indian citizens.
IDGS will provide a platform for the young start-ups and youths to unleash their creativity and contribute towards the digital economy of the country and the sector will open up new avenues in India. Advantages of IDGS will include setting direction strategically for envisioning future opportunities for growth, capabilities, and competitiveness. It will also help in providing Information on policy provisions and create a platform for the effective industry-government dialogue along with consultancy services for new entrants.It will serve as a knowledge platform with insightful reports and newsletters, seminars and workshops while also notifying about the opportunity alerts raised with respect to RFIs/REPs both national and global tenders. One other advantage would be the tracking of progress of projects and facilitating of relevant dialogue since it aims to have an outreach across platforms. Policy and Progress AdvocacyRepresent industry, aspirations and concerns, providing unbiased perspective to policymakers; review progress of procurement and development with the government and engage with national and state governments in policy formulations to create an enabling environment.Policy and market researchTrack the global digital gaming industry, identify new trends, map impact and pinpoint opportunity areas; analyse policy opportunities to maximise potential and capitalise capability mapping of industry specific products and services to create a repository of innovators and manufacturesEmerging technologies and new opportunitiesMonitor and create access to emerging technologies for a gaming application; create an international network of industry associations to enable access to state –of – the –art technology and incubate locally developed technologies in public and private sector.Indigenization and InnovationEngage institutes of technological and management excellence for indigenization and innovation in digital gaming; promote sustained engagement between industries, R&D institutes and innovative technology ventures and combine operational experience and technological expertise into innovationExport Promotion
Raise awareness of the Indian digital gaming industry on a global by publishing capability reports and convening platforms
Showcase domestic industry in international digital gaming exhibitions
Facilitate interaction between foreign delegation and Indian industry
Provide consultancy services to foreign companies seeking to outsource to India.
Education and skill development
Promote digital gaming technology and management as an integrated multi-domain curriculum.
Facilitate skill development programmes for the digital gaming industry through partner organisations.
The digital India mission holds the key to the development of a robust gaming industry in the country through its emphasis on promoting digitalisation.