Ever since its introduction, mobile gaming has become one of the most consistently growing industries in the Indian market. Especially after the lockdown, the number of smartphone users and the time spent on smartphones have risen at an unprecedented rate; of which, a major chunk of the smartphone usage has been devoted to mobile gaming. From candy crush to PUBG, games of every genre and segment have huge takers in the Indian subcontinent. The ban on popular games like PUBG had caused a huge void in the mobile gaming market for new entrants to fill. As the early bird takes the worm, Indian brands did not waste any time in swooping in with their mobile game counterparts. Here is a list of the top mobile games made in India:
FAU-G or Fearless and United Guards can easily be called the Indian competitor of PUBG, which was launched right after the ban of PUBG in India. It immediately took the simulated multiplayer battle gaming sector by storm. FAUG cannot be touted as a perfect competitor to PUBG, which was a more nuanced and developed game. But it comes a very close second, especially appealing to Indian audiences for its Indian setting and storyline. The game has a story mode, taking gamers through the whole Galwan Valley incident to fight the Chinese Army and save the captured Indian soldiers. The game has many kinks to work out to be as enigmatic and appealing as PUBG. Nevertheless, it enjoys a mighty fan following among Indian audiences till date.
Taking the popularity of the Indian board game of ludo to the digital screen, Ludo King has been one of the most successful mobile games made in India. The lockdown saw Ludo King rise to the top as one of the most popular and preferred games for smartphone users in India. It was the easiest way for people to connect with friends and family while being holed up in their houses. The fact that the game offered a feature to chat with your friends while playing was also a huge factor in its popularity. The game, developed by Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd, has over 100 million downloads and a user rating of 4.2 stars on the Google Play Store.
Indian Airforce: A Cut Above
Launched right at the heels of the then Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s capture by Pakistan, the mobile game Indian Air Force: A Cut Above enables users to don the role of an IAF Air Warrior. The game follows the events of the Balakot strike and pays homage to the Wing Commander. The game can be played both in single player and multiplayer modes. In single-player mode, the player can learn how to operate high performance aircrafts and fly with weapons. In contrast, the multiplayer mode enables users to play with other users on the internet, either by teaming up in the Squad vs Squad format or in a Free for All mode, in which the final player to survive is declared the winner. The game is highly popular on the Google Play Store and enjoys a rating of 4.7 stars.
Real Cricket 2.0
If there is one thing Indians share a common love for, it is cricket. Real Cricket 2.0 takes that love for the game and provides a platform for cricket lovers to play and appreciate the game within the confines of a smartphone. Developed by Nautilus Mobile, Real Cricket 2.0 is one of the most successful mobile cricket games which has gone on to win several awards such as People's Choice Game of the Year-2014 and India Gaming Week Sports and Debut Game of the Year - 2015. The game, with a size of 423MB, has a 4.1 star rating on Google Play Store and has been downloaded more than 10 million times.
The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands
Developed by Himanshu Manwani and Govardhan Gosavi for Xigma Games, The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands is one of the most popular games made in India. With 6 days of free trial, the game requires you to pay around Rs. 300 to play further. Despite being a paid game, The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands has garnered a loyal patronage in India. The user can build their own house, manage and maintain their surroundings and prepare themselves for an imminent monster attack at night. With a 4.1 star rating on Google Play Store, the game has been downloaded more than 1 million times. The popularity of the game can be easily attributed to its smooth gameplay and UI. The game size comes to around 90MB.
The ever evolving mobile gaming segment in India has seen many game developers try their luck. Many have succeeded, many have failed too. If you wish to develop a mobile game that hits the mark when it comes to gameplay, user experience, aesthetics and performance, the best thing for you to do is to find a mobile game developer who can best meet your needs. We at Zartek Technologies have years of experience in creating memorable and successful games for our clients. Know more about our mobile gaming development segment and connect with us to get your gaming needs going.