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How to break into the Indian games industry INDIAN MAVENS May 31st, 2017

How to break into the Indian games industry

Career advice from local industry figures

Ashish Gupta Country Manager - India, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh Gameloft
Joel Johnson DigiKhel
Rituraj Behera Co-founder Cympl

My name is Rituraj Behera and I am Co-founder of Cympl, an Indie game studio started back in November 2012.

I had begun my career as an application developer but I always loved playing games which attracted me to the fast growing mobile games industry.

I had started the organization with a vision to create high quality mobile games and an attitude to learn & improve everyday.

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Do mobile games need a well-known IP to succeed in India? INDIAN MAVENS Apr 20th, 2017

Do mobile games need a well-known IP to succeed in India?

And can developers gain traction on their own?

Hrishi Oberoi Founder Photon Tadpole
Laxmi Desai-Khanolkar CEO and co-founder Apar Games
Rituraj Behera Co-founder Cympl

My name is Rituraj Behera and I am Co-founder of Cympl, an Indie game studio started back in November 2012.

I had begun my career as an application developer but I always loved playing games which attracted me to the fast growing mobile games industry.

I had started the organization with a vision to create high quality mobile games and an attitude to learn & improve everyday.

Shailesh Prabhu Founder Yellow Monkey Studios

Shailesh Prabhu is an Indie Game Designer from India who has been designing games for over ten years. Seven years ago he founded Yellow Monkey Studios and is the recipient of numerous game design and entrepreneurship awards around the world. Socioball, HUEBRIX, It’s Just a Thought are some of his recent games. Shailesh is also an excellent cook, loves playing tennis, gardening and DIY projects apart from sporting facial hair.

Shiva Nandy CEO Skytou Studios
What will happen to the Indian games market when smartphone adoption slows? INDIAN MAVENS Apr 11th, 2017

What will happen to the Indian games market when smartphone adoption slows?

Is the industry's growth too dependent on sheer device volume?

Cartic P Business Development Manager Juego Studio Private Limited
Deepak Madathil Founder Pixel Ape Studios
Hrishi Oberoi Founder Photon Tadpole
Nalin Savara CEO and Technical Director Darksun Technologies
Rohith Bhat CEO 99Games Online Private Ltd.
Shailesh Prabhu Founder Yellow Monkey Studios

Shailesh Prabhu is an Indie Game Designer from India who has been designing games for over ten years. Seven years ago he founded Yellow Monkey Studios and is the recipient of numerous game design and entrepreneurship awards around the world. Socioball, HUEBRIX, It’s Just a Thought are some of his recent games. Shailesh is also an excellent cook, loves playing tennis, gardening and DIY projects apart from sporting facial hair.

Is access to funding for Indian games companies improving? INDIAN MAVENS Mar 30th, 2017

Is access to funding for Indian games companies improving?

How should Indian developers approach investment?

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Cartic P Business Development Manager Juego Studio Private Limited
Hrishi Oberoi Founder Photon Tadpole
Nalin Savara CEO and Technical Director Darksun Technologies
Rituraj Behera Co-founder Cympl

My name is Rituraj Behera and I am Co-founder of Cympl, an Indie game studio started back in November 2012.

I had begun my career as an application developer but I always loved playing games which attracted me to the fast growing mobile games industry.

I had started the organization with a vision to create high quality mobile games and an attitude to learn & improve everyday.

Rohith Bhat CEO 99Games Online Private Ltd.
Shailesh Prabhu Founder Yellow Monkey Studios

Shailesh Prabhu is an Indie Game Designer from India who has been designing games for over ten years. Seven years ago he founded Yellow Monkey Studios and is the recipient of numerous game design and entrepreneurship awards around the world. Socioball, HUEBRIX, It’s Just a Thought are some of his recent games. Shailesh is also an excellent cook, loves playing tennis, gardening and DIY projects apart from sporting facial hair.

Shiva Nandy CEO Skytou Studios
Yadu Rajiv Game Designer and Developer

I've wanted to make games since I was in school and I've tried to learn and do as much as I could ever since. I studied English literature in college ( to free up my time for games) and then went on to do graduate studies in Design for Digital Experience at National Institute of Design. In between, I taught design, worked as a ux guy, and co founded a start up - called Hashstash (http://hashstash.in) where I made games. I left Hashstash some time ago and is currently teaching Game design, development and UX at Srishti Institute of Design, Bangalore. I also help with the IGDA Bangalore chapter and other community initiatives across India.

Indian mobile game developers discuss Youzu's new Pune office INDIAN MAVENS Mar 15th, 2017

Indian mobile game developers discuss Youzu's new Pune office

And potential Indian investment

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Amit Goyal Co-founder SuperSike Games
Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Felix Manojh CEO Flixy Games
Joel Johnson DigiKhel
Laxmi Desai-Khanolkar CEO and co-founder Apar Games
Rituraj Behera Co-founder Cympl

My name is Rituraj Behera and I am Co-founder of Cympl, an Indie game studio started back in November 2012.

I had begun my career as an application developer but I always loved playing games which attracted me to the fast growing mobile games industry.

I had started the organization with a vision to create high quality mobile games and an attitude to learn & improve everyday.

Shailesh Prabhu Founder Yellow Monkey Studios

Shailesh Prabhu is an Indie Game Designer from India who has been designing games for over ten years. Seven years ago he founded Yellow Monkey Studios and is the recipient of numerous game design and entrepreneurship awards around the world. Socioball, HUEBRIX, It’s Just a Thought are some of his recent games. Shailesh is also an excellent cook, loves playing tennis, gardening and DIY projects apart from sporting facial hair.

Will Google Play integration in digital wallets affect Indian game revenues? INDIAN MAVENS Feb 10th, 2017

Will Google Play integration in digital wallets affect Indian game revenues?

A side-effect of demonetisation, but will it have an impact?

Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Joel Johnson DigiKhel
Laxmi Desai-Khanolkar CEO and co-founder Apar Games
Shailesh Prabhu Founder Yellow Monkey Studios

Shailesh Prabhu is an Indie Game Designer from India who has been designing games for over ten years. Seven years ago he founded Yellow Monkey Studios and is the recipient of numerous game design and entrepreneurship awards around the world. Socioball, HUEBRIX, It’s Just a Thought are some of his recent games. Shailesh is also an excellent cook, loves playing tennis, gardening and DIY projects apart from sporting facial hair.

Srinivasan Veeraraghavan Co-founder Roosh Interactive
Predicting the Indian games industry trends of 2017 INDIAN MAVENS Jan 20th, 2017

Predicting the Indian games industry trends of 2017

Can it beat 2016?

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Cartic P Business Development Manager Juego Studio Private Limited
Felix Manojh CEO Flixy Games
Laxmi Desai-Khanolkar CEO and co-founder Apar Games
Nikhil Birla Manager - Strategy and Alliances, Publishing Nazara Games
Rituraj Behera Co-founder Cympl

My name is Rituraj Behera and I am Co-founder of Cympl, an Indie game studio started back in November 2012.

I had begun my career as an application developer but I always loved playing games which attracted me to the fast growing mobile games industry.

I had started the organization with a vision to create high quality mobile games and an attitude to learn & improve everyday.

Vaibhav Chavan CEO and Founder underDOGS Gaming Studio

7+ years of experience in Gaming Industry. Currently spearheads underDOG Gaming as a Game Designer, Business and Product Guy.

Indian Mavens' Games of the Year 2016 INDIAN MAVENS Dec 21st, 2016

Indian Mavens' Games of the Year 2016

Clash Royale, Human Resource Machine and more!

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Cartic P Business Development Manager Juego Studio Private Limited
Chirag Chopra Founder Lucid Labs
Goutham Dindukurthi Director Holy Cow Productions
Rituraj Behera Co-founder Cympl

My name is Rituraj Behera and I am Co-founder of Cympl, an Indie game studio started back in November 2012.

I had begun my career as an application developer but I always loved playing games which attracted me to the fast growing mobile games industry.

I had started the organization with a vision to create high quality mobile games and an attitude to learn & improve everyday.

Will India's mobile games market really be worth $1.1 billion by 2020? INDIAN MAVENS Dec 2nd, 2016

Will India's mobile games market really be worth $1.1 billion by 2020?

Indian Mavens discuss App Annie's projections

Amit Goyal Co-founder SuperSike Games
Chandan Mohanty CEO Leprechaun Games
Hrishi Oberoi Founder Photon Tadpole
Manish Agarwal CEO Nazara Games
Nalin Savara CEO and Technical Director Darksun Technologies
Rituraj Behera Co-founder Cympl

My name is Rituraj Behera and I am Co-founder of Cympl, an Indie game studio started back in November 2012.

I had begun my career as an application developer but I always loved playing games which attracted me to the fast growing mobile games industry.

I had started the organization with a vision to create high quality mobile games and an attitude to learn & improve everyday.

Shaan Mishra Founder, Designer Tryhard Entertainment
Shailesh Prabhu Founder Yellow Monkey Studios

Shailesh Prabhu is an Indie Game Designer from India who has been designing games for over ten years. Seven years ago he founded Yellow Monkey Studios and is the recipient of numerous game design and entrepreneurship awards around the world. Socioball, HUEBRIX, It’s Just a Thought are some of his recent games. Shailesh is also an excellent cook, loves playing tennis, gardening and DIY projects apart from sporting facial hair.

What do mobile developers think of Super Mario Run's premium $9.99 price? MOBILE MAVENS Nov 22nd, 2016

What do mobile developers think of Super Mario Run's premium $9.99 price?

Is Nintendo jumping too high with the cost?

Christopher Kassulke CEO / Owner HandyGames
Harry Holmwood European CEO Marvelous Entertainment

A 20-year veteran of video games and online space, Harry is European CEO of Marvelous AQL, a Japanese developer and publisher of social, mobile and console games, known for console games like No More Heroes and Harvest Moon, but now highly successful in the free-to-play mobile and web space in Japan and Asia.

A games programmer before joining Sony’s early PlayStation team in 1994, he then founded developer Pure Entertainment, which IPO’d and launched a free-to-play online gaming service way back in 1999.

He was also a director of pioneering motion gaming startup In2Games, which was sold to a US group in 2008.

Along the way, he’s been a corporate VP, troubleshooter, and non-exec to a variety of companies and investors in and around the games sector.

John Ozimek Co-founder Big Ideas Machine

John is co-founder of PR and marketing company Big Ideas Machine. Also an all-round nice guy...

Nick Malaperiman Head of Marketing TopHouse Media

Nick Malaperiman has launched Console, PC or Mobile games since '95. Nick first started at EA, launching multiple FIFA, NBA and NHL franchises, during 7 years. Nick then started Nokia's Games marketing division, launching 300+ games/apps in 7 years. Nick was previously GM of Yummi Games, in China and Founder of Chunky Pig Marketing - now part of Roadhouse Interactive.

Oscar Clark Author, Consultant and Independent Developer Rocket Lolly Games

Oscar Clark has been a pioneer in online, mobile, and console social games services since 1998. He is also author of the book, Games As A Service – How Free To Play Design Can Make Better Games.

Shintaro Kanaoya CEO Chorus Worldwide

Founder and CEO of Chorus Worldwide, a publisher for Western mobile developers seeking success in the Asian markets, Shintaro has over 20 years' experience within the gaming industry.

He has worked in various roles from game production, localisation, marketing and business development at companies such as EA, SCEE, Rare and Microsoft.

Torulf Jernström CEO Tribeflame
Wilhelm Taht Executive Vice President, Games Rovio
Indian game developers reflect on NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2016 BACK IN THE OFFICE Nov 17th, 2016

Indian game developers reflect on NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2016

Highlights and learnings from the Hyderabad conference

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Cartic P Business Development Manager Juego Studio Private Limited
Chandan Mohanty CEO Leprechaun Games
Felix Manojh CEO Flixy Games
Hrishi Oberoi Founder Photon Tadpole
Laxmi Desai-Khanolkar CEO and co-founder Apar Games
Rituraj Behera Co-founder Cympl

My name is Rituraj Behera and I am Co-founder of Cympl, an Indie game studio started back in November 2012.

I had begun my career as an application developer but I always loved playing games which attracted me to the fast growing mobile games industry.

I had started the organization with a vision to create high quality mobile games and an attitude to learn & improve everyday.

Roby John CEO June Software
Shailesh Prabhu Founder Yellow Monkey Studios

Shailesh Prabhu is an Indie Game Designer from India who has been designing games for over ten years. Seven years ago he founded Yellow Monkey Studios and is the recipient of numerous game design and entrepreneurship awards around the world. Socioball, HUEBRIX, It’s Just a Thought are some of his recent games. Shailesh is also an excellent cook, loves playing tennis, gardening and DIY projects apart from sporting facial hair.

Siddharth Sivaraman Co-founder Dastan Games
Vaibhav Chavan CEO and Founder underDOGS Gaming Studio

7+ years of experience in Gaming Industry. Currently spearheads underDOG Gaming as a Game Designer, Business and Product Guy.

Indian game developers discuss whether Nintendo Switch could be a success in India INDIAN MAVENS Nov 2nd, 2016

Indian game developers discuss whether Nintendo Switch could be a success in India

Game-changer or gimmick?

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Chirag Chopra Founder Lucid Labs
Hrishi Oberoi Founder Photon Tadpole
Vaibhav Chavan CEO and Founder underDOGS Gaming Studio

7+ years of experience in Gaming Industry. Currently spearheads underDOG Gaming as a Game Designer, Business and Product Guy.

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Is localising games for India a smart move? INDIAN MAVENS Oct 6th, 2016

Is localising games for India a smart move?

Indian Mavens discuss Flixy Games' strategy

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Cartic P Business Development Manager Juego Studio Private Limited
Laxmi Desai-Khanolkar CEO and co-founder Apar Games
Rituraj Behera Co-founder Cympl

My name is Rituraj Behera and I am Co-founder of Cympl, an Indie game studio started back in November 2012.

I had begun my career as an application developer but I always loved playing games which attracted me to the fast growing mobile games industry.

I had started the organization with a vision to create high quality mobile games and an attitude to learn & improve everyday.

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Does iPhone 7's high price seal its doom in India? INDIAN MAVENS Sep 16th, 2016

Does iPhone 7's high price seal its doom in India?

Indian Mavens discuss the $900 phone

Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Cartic P Business Development Manager Juego Studio Private Limited
Hrishi Oberoi Founder Photon Tadpole
Laxmi Desai-Khanolkar CEO and co-founder Apar Games
Srinivasan Veeraraghavan Co-founder Roosh Interactive
Vaibhav Chavan CEO and Founder underDOGS Gaming Studio

7+ years of experience in Gaming Industry. Currently spearheads underDOG Gaming as a Game Designer, Business and Product Guy.

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