India

26 08, 2021

Gamers in India shed light on gaming in the pandemic

2021-08-30T07:50:02-07:00August 26th, 2021|Categories: India|

“We all have been locked up in our homes for a year. Even if there is no lockdown in the city, most of us prefer staying at home because the pandemic is not over yet, and it’s still risky. I guess gaming is good way to make yourself feel positive in these tough times.” - 35 [...]

17 02, 2021

Reliance Jio Sets its Sights on India Mobile Gaming

2021-08-30T07:51:25-07:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: India|

Reliance Jio has brought about a major digital transformation in India, including in the gaming and esports scene. The Indian telecommunication company launched in 2007 as Infotel Broadband Services Limited (IBSL). Reliance Industries bought a 95% stake in the company in 2010 and renamed it Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd in 2013, popularly known as either Reliance [...]

3 09, 2020

India’s ban of Chinese apps and its impacts to the country’s game market

2021-08-30T07:49:13-07:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: India|

India has banned 177 Chinese mobile apps since June, including key games such as PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends and Rise of Kingdoms. India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned 118 Chinese mobile applications on September 2nd, in addition to the 59 apps that were banned at the end of June. The move comes after rising [...]

3 06, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on India’s game industry

2021-08-30T07:53:21-07:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: India|

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent country-wide lockdown have affected many facets of the Indian society, including the gaming industry. This article discusses how the pandemic that swept through India has led to both positive and negative outcomes to the gaming industry. Overview of the effect of COVID-19 in general on the Indian economy and society [...]

29 04, 2020

India Suddenly Clamps Down on FDI from China – What it Means for Indian Video Games Companies and Opportunities for Other Investors

2021-08-30T07:55:13-07:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: India|

In the same week that India hinders Chinese FDI, Facebook signs a massive deal with India tech behemoth RelianceJio Indian foreign direct investment policies (FDI) have changed since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected to his second term of office in May 2019, having initially been elected as PM in 2014. Under Mr. Modi, India had [...]