Reliance Games plans to launch 20 new games this year

Reliance Games plans to launch 20 new games this year

Reliance Games, a leading publisher and developer of mobile games, plans to launch 20 new games for smartphones this year.

Talking to Deccan Herald, Reliance Entertainment Digital CEO Amit Khanduja said, “In the last 6-7 years,  we have launched close to 100 games, which can be played on feature phones. But the market is growing, if you look at the smartphones, we have launched just one game, and we plan to launch over 20 new games this year.”

The next 18-24 months present a massive opportunity as India is set to become the second biggest smartphone market in the world, Khanduja said.

Reliance Games, a part of Reliance Entertainment, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, has 185 staffers in Pune, who are focussed on the global market, and over 15 work from outside India.

When asked about the investment made by Reliance Games, Khanduja said, “We don’t talk about numbers, but the R&D behind a game is a very expensive proposition. It is a seven-figure number, which we start from the development of view.”

According to a FICCI-KPMG report, the Indian gaming industry has grown from Rs 1,000 crore in 2010, to Rs 2,650 crore in 2015. This is projected to grow to Rs 3,080 crore by 2016-end, and further to Rs 5,070 crore by the end of December 2020. “On an average, it takes about 9-12 months to make a gaming app,” Khanduja added.

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