Top Five Games Made in India

Top Five Games Made in India

Who doesn’t love a good game? Games are a great way to pass time. They are entertaining and these days even educational. In India, games have always been a part of every child’s life. In pre-technology days, kids mostly played cricket and other sports on streets and sports grounds. There was also an array of board games to choose from when they couldn’t step outside. With technology, online games have grown in popularity. Technology has also changed other things on the gaming front: age is no longer a restriction. Anyone can play anytime and anywhere. 

Some board games even have technological counterparts, offering gaming experiences that are all the more enhanced because of the nostalgia associated with good old things from the past. Games also became a source of entertainment and a great way to unwind during the pandemic along with its lockdowns.

With a culture that appreciates the joys of gaming, it is hardly any surprise that India boasts of homegrown games that are immensely popular. There are the good old online board games but there are also brand new online games and mobile games that are being made in India that are worth exploring. 

Here are the top five games made in India.

 

Real Cricket 20

India loves its national game, so much so that there are many versions of it. Real Cricket 20 takes cricket out of the gullies and grounds and brings it to the mobile. Released in 2020, this is a young game that was brought out by the Pune-based Nautilus Mobile. It is free and available on Android and iOS platforms. It is known for the use of well-known cricket stadiums and cricket players. The Real Cricket games include Real Cricket 20, Real Cricket GO, Real Cricket Test Match, and Real Cricket Premier League

The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands

Who’s up for some farming during the day and fighting monsters at night? If that’s a yay from you, you don’t have to look further than The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands. This is a simulation and strategy game. The game’s dominant themes are build, discover, craft, and survive. Developed by Bangalore-based Xigma Games, you can play this game on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Series S, Android, iOS, and Macintosh OS. The game is free to download but players are charged to unlock the full game. Known for its art and narrative style, The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands has won many awards including Top 25 Best Strategy Games (Pocket Gamer) and FICCI BAF AWARDS 2019 Best Mobile & Tablet Game (International).

Parchisi STAR

Parchisi STAR is a free online board game and the modern avatar of an ancient Indian board game known as pacheesi, or Parchisi as it is known in Spain. Created by Gameberry Labs in Bangalore, this game is played in multi-player mode with two to four players. It can be played on tablet and mobile and is available on Android and iOS. In this game that was once a royal past time, players have to roll the dice and use strategy to reach the center of the board. Players can also use the in-built chat feature, access a daily treasure chest, and grow a dice collection.

Indus Battle Royale

One of the most recent additions in battle royale space is Indus Battle Royale from Pune-based SuperGaming. It is free to play with an in-app store. The game draws on Indian culture but adds a futuristic take to it. Myth meets shooter and sci-fi in Indus where the player plays the character Skywalker who works for an intergalactic organization called COVEN that has discovered Indus, home to a valuable resource called Cosmium. The battle royale segment of the game takes place in Virlok and players can access an array of weapons. The game is designed for consoles, mobiles, and Windows PC.

Raji: An Ancient Epic

Another game inspired heavily by Indian culture is Raji. An award-winning game, Raji: An Ancient Epic is an action-adventure game created by Nodding Heads Game in Pune. The game, which is inspired by Indian and Balinese mythologies, features the protagonist Raji whose mission is to fight demons and save her brother. It is known for its narrative and artwork and features tactical combat, puzzles, and more. It can be played on platforms such as Microsoft Window, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. While the prologue is available for free, the game has to be purchased.

These are just a few of the games made in India that have gained attention and a huge fan following. The quality and performance of these games are indicative of a competent and growing gaming industry in India that is strong and sets the precedent for more games from the Indian gaming industry that can hold their own not just in India but also globally. 

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