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Guest Column| How immersive technologies (XR) will shape the Indian Industry in 2019?
12:00 pm PDT 14/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

XR- The 4th wave: extended-reality (XR) has opened-up limitless possibilities and real benefits for both businesses and consumers since 2013. Immersive technologies such as virtual-reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed-reality (MR) are the three major variants of XR. Unique offerings from these three technologies pose evident potentials to become mainstream in the next three to five years. Let’s try to do a brief investigation on where is the treasure, how different industries are harnessing themselves to harvest the benefits of … Read More

The technology leap in the gaming industry in 2018
7:00 pm PDT 12/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

India has always been upfront in embracing the innovative creations and consuming limitless trends! The bigger the market size, the higher the consumption rate. Since technology and gaming go hand in hand, the gaming industry has aced the technology trends to surprise individuals. Gaming technology has taken a leap ahead in 2018 and brought surprises after surprises in every quarter. The future of gaming depends on ongoing technological renewal. For example,  classics like 90s DOS games are fun to revisit … Read More

How VFX revolutionised storytelling in 2018
6:00 pm PDT 11/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

The year 2018 swished myriad brushstrokes on the canvas of the Entertainment Industry in the past year. Ineluctably, motion pictures have gained momentum with VFX being the crucial part of the process. Indian movies over the past year have made use of the art of VFX by varying degrees. It has not escaped the notice of Indian masses that even though Indian VFX scene is purportedly in its first flushes, Indian artists have long been associated with the major International projects … Read More

It rained OTTs in India in 2018
6:00 pm PDT 07/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Wherever you go – in metros or in towns – in arguably the world’s fastest growing economy, young and old Indians alike are logging on to their mobile handsets and their PCs, to watch the latest from a clutch of OTT platforms as well as messaging services. Like the rest of the world, India too is in the thick of a digital video consumption boom. And it’s all thanks to the mobile data price wars initiated by India’s fastest growing … Read More

2018 has taken the bandwagon ahead for Indian comic industry
5:00 pm PDT 02/01/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Comic industry in India is growing and how! The indie comic artists are charged up, bringing new stories to the audience to munch on. With the number of comic enthusiasts only growing with each passing day, the artists’ brigade is matching the pace. 2018 saw new comics being published, new comic artists’ being launched and various comic fests gracing different cities all across the country. The internet is penetrating even the smaller cities and towns at a rapid speed, making way for … Read More

Guest column | “2018: Elevation in quality of artwork and storytelling for most comic artists” – Aniruddho Chakraborty
3:00 pm PDT 02/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

I think 2018 maintained the momentum for the Indian Comic book industry. While the sales trends were stable with 2017 for the usual suspects like Holy Cow, Abhijeet Kini, Meta-Desi, Chariot Comics, Yali and TBS; what was great to see was the entry of more independent players such as Rahil Mohsin, and the consistency with which most of the independent comic book companies released their titles. For Chariot Comics personally, 2018 was a year of preparations – as we race … Read More

Guest Column | Looking back at an eventful year in comics – Akshay Dhar
12:00 pm PDT 02/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

2018 was absolutely one of the best years till date, for me and my team at Meta Desi Comics and ICBM comics. For others, perhaps, perhaps not. But before I branch in that direction, I want to give a bit of a gist of where the comics industry stands as of today – as I have experienced it. The year was definitely a banner year for the community of comic fans (and fans of related media) with a seemingly never-ending flow of … Read More