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Does Chhota Bheem Race's chart-topping success prove the potential of Indian-developed games for the Indian market? INDIAN MAVENS Dec 9th, 2015

Does Chhota Bheem Race's chart-topping success prove the potential of Indian-developed games for the Indian market?

Our Indian Mavens discuss Chhota Bheem Race's #1 spot

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Manish Agarwal CEO Nazara Games
Rakesh Kumar Principal Designer Gamillus Entertainment
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.

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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Indian Mavens reflect on their highlights from NGDC 2015 INDIA GROWING UP Nov 18th, 2015

Indian Mavens reflect on their highlights from NGDC 2015

What happened in Pune

Anila Andrade Producer 99Games Online Private Ltd.
Ankush Madad Co-Founder and Creative Head Dropout Games
Chirag Chopra Founder Lucid Labs
Deepak Madathil Founder Pixel Ape Studios
Poornima Seetharaman Lead Game Designer GSN Games
Raoul Nanavati CEO BYOF Studios
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.

Shilpa Bhat Senior Producer 99Games Online Private Ltd.

Joined Robosoft Technologies in 2002 as software engineer and worked on Mac platform with focus on graphics and OpenGL. From 2006, worked on reengineering over 10 AAA PC titles to Mac and managed client coordination, internal team and product development. Since 2011, leading the productions of casual games in 99Games. Building and managing creative, development and design teams at 99Games, product conceptualisation and design, reviewing technical designs, coordinations with vendors/publishers/distributors, game release plans, marketing and monetizations.

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.

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.

What's ideal price point for mobile games in India? BITE OF THE APPLE Jul 21st, 2015

What's ideal price point for mobile games in India?

Our India Mavens sift through the pricing labels

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Poornima Seetharaman Lead Game Designer GSN 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.

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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How do we get Indian players to pay for mobile games? VALUE PROPOSITION May 27th, 2015

How do we get Indian players to pay for mobile games?

Our Indian Mavens talk about building an ecosystem

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Himanshu Manwani Founder Xigma Games
Manish Bhatia Project Co ordinator Winjit Games

Manish Bhatia is a Computer Engineer by profession, and has been working with Winjit Games for 11 months as a project coordinator. He is passionate about India's games industry development, and aims to soon establish himself as a games industry evangelist. 

Mithun Balraj Founder / Editor The Game Scrawl

Mithun works towards building the indie development community of India and popularizing game culture by providing coverage of local events and hosting meet-ups, game jams and talks.

Rakshak Kalwani Founder VR Playing Games

Rakshak Kalwani is game developer and founder of VR Playing Games. After completing his engineering degree in 2010 he worked for a few startups and game studios, working on games such as Draw War and educational apps such as Splash Match Grade K before finally starting his own studio in July 2014.

Raoul Nanavati CEO BYOF Studios
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.

Is India the next China of mobile games? MORE THAN BOLLYWOOD AND CRICKET? May 14th, 2015

Is India the next China of mobile games?

Our Indian Mavens compare and contrast

Abhinav Sarangi Co-Founder All in a Days Play
Manish Bhatia Project Co ordinator Winjit Games

Manish Bhatia is a Computer Engineer by profession, and has been working with Winjit Games for 11 months as a project coordinator. He is passionate about India's games industry development, and aims to soon establish himself as a games industry evangelist. 

Mithun Balraj Founder / Editor The Game Scrawl

Mithun works towards building the indie development community of India and popularizing game culture by providing coverage of local events and hosting meet-ups, game jams and talks.

Rakshak Kalwani Founder VR Playing Games

Rakshak Kalwani is game developer and founder of VR Playing Games. After completing his engineering degree in 2010 he worked for a few startups and game studios, working on games such as Draw War and educational apps such as Splash Match Grade K before finally starting his own studio in July 2014.

Raoul Nanavati CEO BYOF Studios
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.

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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