Mobile gaming websites in India have taken off, thanks to an explosion in the availability of capable smartphones and decent mobile internet speeds. The Indian video games industry is reportedly valued at $890 million. But it is widely seen to have reached the billion-dollar mark thanks to its double-digit growth rate of most popular mobile games and most played mobile games. One can not deny that – India has over 450 million smartphone users, so there is enough audience that can be targeted by game developers across categories.
Apart from it video games in India were uplifted by storm during the lockdowns and social distancing times. With the Covid-hit year entering, according to statistics Indians were spending around 7 hours in a week playing games on their mobiles and the duration raised among the majority (53 per cent) since the lockdown that began early this year.
Here are popular, most played video games in India:
Garena Free Fire: The game bagged the award for the "Best Popular Vote Game" by the Google Play Store in the year 2019. In May 2020, Free Fire set a record with over 80 million daily active users in the world. In November 2019, Free Fire crossed over $1 billion worldwide. Garena Free Fire grew to become one of the top five grossing entries in the genre of burgeoning since its launch in late 2017. Garena Free Fire (also known as Free Fire Battlegrounds or Free Fire) is a battle royale game, developed by 111 Dots Studio and published by Garena for Android and iOS. The game offers features such as a new revival function, dynamic duo, new weapon-knife throwing feature,2 new characters, UAV Lite, new lobby, and regular System update. All the features ensure the experience of this game like no other video game.
Ludo King: launched in 2016, became one of the top five most popular games in India with A rating of 4.4 from over 1.7 million reviews. The growth during the starting phase of the ongoing lockdown due to covid helped the game to reach the number-one ranking in the top charts of free games on Google Play. Playing online video games in India gives the game a competitive edge to a fun revamp. The game had Over 100 million worldwide downloads and with many coming from India. A free-to-play app developed by a video game in India. Indian studio Gammation Technologies Pvt Ltd based in Mumbai brought the classic board game on the digital platform. This free online game smashed all mobile gaming records in India, becoming the top game of India app across platforms. It is a cross-platform app that can be downloaded from Android, iOS, desktop, and even the Windows mobile platform.
PUBG: PUBG Mobile has become the most played mobile game in India and in the world. According to data from Sensor Tower, a company that tracks mobile app stores, PUBG Mobile raked in revenue of $496 million in 2019, recording a whopping 652% growth rate year-on-year. Tencent, the game’s developer, also organizes tournaments regularly, which helps in spreading the game’s popularity.it was among 118 apps that got banned in India in September of 2020, it’s still available to the tens of millions of people that had downloaded it before 2nd September. Pubg offers the opportunity to win a chicken dinner that’s a showdown of killing other opponents. Can be played by a uni player or multiplayer with your squad. This is one the most popular mobile games that garner huge following because of its experience, regular tournaments organized, and incentives and ranks given to winners from Bronze, then measuring up to Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Crown, Ace, and lastly Conqueror. Reaching to the Conqueror rank is extremely difficult as the Ace tier is extremely hard to complete.
Clash of Clans: Developed by Supercell, this game raked in over $2.5 billion in revenue so far. Over 44.8 million players gave the game an average rating of 4.6 which not only shows India’s appeal, but also a worldwide one. The game is a free-to-play game, though there are enough in-app purchases in case you don’t want to grind it out. As the name suggests, this is a clan-based game wherein players can form clans of up to 50 people and participate in clan wars to collect loot that includes items like elixir, gold, and more. A strategy game that requires one to defend their village from other players while upgrading one's clan. Competing online is the main feature of this game, however, casual players can invite friends to play in friendly challenges which takes the competitive take off. Battling requires a tactical approach which has made the game such a joy for Indian gamers.
Candy Crush Soda Saga: Candy Crush is played by 93 million people every day, and it has raised an estimated $800,000 daily through players purchasing new lives and boosters that help them to conquer new levels. All told, half a billion people have downloaded the free app, and King Digital Entertainment, the company behind the phenomenon, reportedly netted $568m in the year 2020 alone makes its popular games in India. First off, it’s simple. The premise of Candy Crush is basic enough for a preschooler – just match three candies of the same colour. Initially, the game allows us to win and pass levels with ease, giving a strong sense of excitement. Candy Crush has an average rating of 4.4 from 6 million reviews. The success of Candy Crush Saga promised that its sequel would also be one of the most popular mobile games in India.
Other games: Pokémon go, Among Us and, call of duty(mobile) are some free Indian games that are also one of the most popular mobile games and most played mobile games in India.