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Top Indian indie games selling at $0.15 apiece as part of Indian App Store's Independence Week

Top Indian indie games selling at $0.15 apiece as part of Indian App Store's Independence Week

The App Store in India is featuring a range of Indian-developed games to celebrate the upcoming Indian Independence Day on 15 August.

There is also a series of massive discounts to celebrate, with some games dropping to Rs. 10 - worth a mere $0.15.

These include The Light Inside Us, BLUK (which has also launched early in India to celebrate the occasion), Blyss, Wordifly, and Stay, Mum - four of which are developed by members of our Indian Mavens group.

No excuse

The Indian market is not traditionally a major source of revenue, especially for those developing premium titles.

The dual barriers of low credit card penetration and little intent to pay are a key part of this problem.

Indian indies are hoping that this will inspire more of the country's gamers to give their apps a chance. 

"Sometimes we feel that Rs. 200 is just too much for a mobile game," Ankush Madad, of Blyss developer Dropout Games, writes in a Facebook post.

"This Independence week, you don't get to use that excuse!"

Chirag Chopra, Founder of Stay, Mum developer Lucid Labs, adds: "If you still think the price is high, maybe you should have never bought that expensive iPhone."

Features Editor

Matt is really bad at playing games, but hopefully a little better at writing about them. He's Features Editor for PocketGamer.biz, and has also written for lesser publications such as IGN, VICE, and Paste Magazine.

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