India’s Vimobin Labs is betting heavy on cloud gaming
8:00 pm PDT 16/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

As we enter a new decade, we are observing maturity in the Indian gaming industry. Especially when it comes to gaming hardware has already started shaping the gaming space. But how many of us can access these hardware? Cloud gaming technology which was until last year not so reachable for the gaming community is on the verge in changing the mindset. Many of us are unaware of the fact that in today’s time everything under online world is based out … Read More

Indian esports platform Gamerji raises $400K funding from La Gajjar Group
6:30 pm PDT 16/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Indian esports platform Gamerji has raised $400K from La Gajjar Group, an investment group based in Ahmedabad.  The investment has been utilised for building the technology, increasing operations and also for gaining users. With the Indian online gaming industry slated to grow to $1 Billion by the year 2021, Gamerji is giving an opportunity to today’s casual gamers, who comprise of the majority of the market to leverage their skills and earn money through their esports platform.  The platform allows the … Read More

Mobile gaming and ad revenues: A slice of Indian mobile gaming ecosystem
7:00 pm PDT 15/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The rapid digital consumption in India is imperative for the growth of the gaming industry. Today gaming has changed the contours of the entertainment industry and the onus lies majorly on the easier availability and affordability of smartphones and cheap data rates in India. Today, on an average, a user spends around 55 minutes on mobile phone playing games. With the rising demand for mobile gaming content, a lot of enthusiasts have come to see gaming as a viable career … Read More

Upcoming Games to look out for this week
6:30 pm PDT 14/01/2020 By Parth Kaushik

As we go dashing through the first month of the year 2020, new games releases are on the cards which means PS4, Ninetendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, and other platforms are springing back in action. Gamers, take a note, as popular names are getting resurrected this year along with the new ones. Here is a list of games that we are looking forward to! Orangeblood Orangeblood spans over a historic timeline. It’s the end of the 20th century, on a … Read More

ESFI reveals qualified teams for quaterfinal of e-Masters Chengdu 2020
5:30 pm PDT 13/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The regional finals for Asian Electronic Sports Federation’s (AESF) first edition of Asia Esports Championship e-Masters Chengdu 2020  has ended and Team India is  all set to fly for e-Masters quarterfinals to Chengdu. Team India for Arena of Valor team: Sonukaran J M (Captain), Shinil R, Aditya Katoch, Manmohan Singh and Aakash Chadalavada, Dwayne Fernandes (Substitute) and for Warcraft III: the Frozen Throne Arun Mozhi Varman have qualified  for the quarter finals and will be flying to Chengdu . According to the Esports … Read More

Here are our favourite PC gaming hardware announcements from CES 2020
1:00 pm PDT 13/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The annual trade show Consumer Electronic Show organised by the Consumer Technology Association revealed a huge array of gaming technology especially PC gaming. Gaming is a crucial market segment for the majority of the PC makers and virtually everyone had something to announce in that realm. Here are some of the PC gaming technologies which has made  a mark in the PC gamers’ wishlist: AMD Ryzen 4000 series: The Ryzen 4000 series processors promise up to four per cent greater … Read More

Facebook Gaming gains 210 per cent growth in market share, Amazon’s Twitch still rules the segment
2:00 pm PDT 11/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

In the gaming/esports industry, content is what dominates and binds the ecosystem together. While Amazon owned Twitch was pretty much the go-to platform for streamers and enthusiasts alike, relatively fresh players like YouTube Gaming, Facebook Gaming and Microsoft’s Mixer are showing signs of life. In their recent Q4 report on streaming, StreamElements and have pointed that Facebook Gaming’s market share spiked quite a bit in year-on-year. While Facebook had around 3.1 per cent market share in December 2018, it grew … Read More

ESL India Premiership: The fate of ‘Dota 2’ hangs in the balance
4:00 pm PDT 10/01/2020 By Krishanu Ghosal

Dota 2 was one of the earliest game along with Counter Strike to flourish in the Indian esports ecosystem. From the early days more than a decade back, the game has dominated almost every tournament. From small-scale cafe ones to the recent biggies, the game has been all around. However, the recent events rather paint a different picture of the fate of the game in the country. Recently, one of the most prominent Dota 2 teams in the country, Global … Read More

SidKinG Studio reveals their upcoming game
8:00 pm PDT 09/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

SidKinG Studio is currently working on an upcoming narrative puzzle game; the title of which is yet to be revealed according to their official social media post . In conversation with Animationxpress, SidKinG Studio founder Kishor Berde shared that the storyline of the game is revolves on the vacation of a 25 year old  boy who lives in a city. Berde expressed that, “this is the first time I am working on a narrative puzzle game. Usually puzzles are about the … Read More

Indian studio QYJO’s ‘Gamedev Beatdown’ to roll out early access by end of January
7:00 pm PDT 08/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

“…you aren’t happy with the design and you want changes. It’s going to happen…” –Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler The story of almost every passionate creative person revolves around how to create a content which is relatable, easy to consume and unique. In addition to that, the creators want to deliver their thought process through their content and expect it to be receipted by the audience in the same way. Sometimes, in that creative journey creators receive constructive feedback … Read More

What investors look for before investing in a gaming company?
9:00 pm PDT 06/01/2020 By Krishanu Ghosal

Gaming in India is a burgeoning market. Even with the recent figures in GDP decline, this particular ecosystem seems to be thriving. With multiple aspects to it, the industry seems to be attracting more and more indigenous aspirants. While development studios are popping up by the day throughout the country, in some places it might be lacking investment. Many indie studios open-up and shut due to lack of investors while others make it by surviving on service-based work rather than … Read More

Indian players dominate the regional finals of e-Masters Chengdu 2020
8:30 pm PDT 06/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The regional finals of Arena of Valor and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne for the Asia Esports Championship e-Masters Chengdu 2020 ended with the Indian flag flying high.  Indian esports team for Arena of Valor, Nefarious, with players Sonukaran J M (Captain), Shinil R, Aditya Katoch, Manmohan Singh and Aakash Chadalavada, Dwayne Fernandes (Substitute) and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne player Arun Mozhi Varman qualified for the main event. Speaking with Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne player Arun “Neohartrix” Mozhi Varman … Read More