With the number of mobile phone users reaching the one billion mark, of which more than 250 million are smartphone users, the Indian gaming market has become one of the world’s leading markets.
A research by Newzoo and OneSky suggests that with an improvement of basic infrastructure, the mobile gaming market in India is expected to grow to $571.6 million, backed by 208.2 million mobile gamers.
While global players such as Nvidia, UbiSoft, Zynga, Electronic Arts, Disney, Playdom, Sony, and Gameloft have given a boost to the Indian gaming ecosystem, basic challenges such as funding, talent crunch, and monetization still remain.
Moonfrog Labs, a YourStory Tech30 Startup, raised $15 million last year and is the producer of the popular Indian poker game Teen Patti Gold and other games like Bingo Club and Smash Cricket. Teen Patti Gold is a three-card poker game that witnessed over ten million downloads on both Android and iOS platforms and made it to the list of top five grossing apps in India.
We have invited Tanay Tayal, Co-founder of Moonfrog Labs, to help understand the gaming trends, challenges, and the opportunities this sector has to offer, at our meetup this Friday.
If you are a startup focusing on mobile gaming and entertainment, then block your dates this Friday.
At the meetup, you will get to meet like-minded companies, keep abreast of the latest happenings in the field, network with the experts, and more! This is also an opportunity to network with the movers and shakers of the Indian mobile gaming space like Tanay.
Here’s a brief agenda of what you can expect:
5.15 pm–5.45 pm– Registration
5.45 pm–6.15 pm– Startup introductions (strictly 30 seconds each)
6.15 pm–6.45 pm– Building Successful Mobile Games by Tanay Tayal, Co-Founder, Moonfrog Labs
6.45 pm- 7.00 pm – Q&A
Date: June 10, 2016
Venue: YourStory Media Pvt Ltd, #259, 2nd Main, 6th Cross, Indiranagar, Bengaluru [Map Link]