Although mobile gaming isn’t quite as popular as PC and console gaming, it has surpassed the dominance of hardcore gamers. However, mobile gaming is gaining popularity in India due to its innovative pace and proactive nature.
EA, Blizzard, and Activision have already switched gears internationally to provide their services for the mobile market. So, mobile gamers in India patiently await the release of Apex Legends and Diablo on mobile. But both competitive and casual gamers in India have their own personal favorites that they can’t stop playing.
Next, we will reveal 5 of our personal favorites.
1. World Cricket Championship
Cricket is a popular cultural phenomenon in India. World Cricket Championship brought that culture to mobiles. There have been many variations of cricket on mobile, but none like World Cricket Championship. It quickly gained a reputation for being a more refined version of the game for mobile. We enjoyed casting World Cricket Championship games as many players tuned in for light-hearted games.
2. Lottery games
Many Indians like to play lottery games. There are many types of said games, each offering its own unique chance and prize. The Indian Lottery and Thematrix Express are some of India’s most popular lottery games. Indians can buy lottery tickets online to try their luck.
3. PUBG Mobile
This mobile game became a household favorite in India. PUBGMobile was the game that brought India’s esports scene to its peak. While India’s competitive events was struggling to register 600-700 viewers per tournament, PUBG Mobile’s tournaments were able to attract tens of thousands of viewers. The tournaments that were the most popular had almost 80,000 viewers live during their prime years.
We believe PUBG Mobile’s Battle Royale experience on mobile was unique in India because of its size and detail.
In 2020, the game was removed from India, but its core elements were preserved in a new title called ‘Battlegrounds mobile India.
4. PARKS cards game
PARKS lets players play the roles of two wanderers who travel along four different trails over the course of four seasons. These nomads will take action while on the trail and gather memories about the places they visit. These memories can be represented by different resource counters, such as forests and mountains. Players can collect these memories sets and trade them for a visit to a national park at the end of each game.
Each trail is a season. As each season passes, the trails become longer. The tiles representing the paths are used to shuffle between seasons; then, they are laid again for the next round.
It can be difficult to find resources, especially if someone is already in the area you want to visit. Camping fires are a great way to meet other hikers and share time and space. You can also use equipment and canteens to increase your resources. Although it will be more difficult than building an engine for the park, we are confident that you can handle the task. ‘PARKS’ is your home!
5. Ludo King
Casual mobile gaming is a fast-paced industry that sees new titles emerge and disappear with increasing popularity. Ludo King is a title that has captured the attention of casual Indian gamers like none other. The game combines one of India’s most beloved board games with the convenience of digital technology, making it extremely convenient for Indian families. It has been India’s most popular casual mobile gaming title in just a few short years and may not be slowing down anytime soon.
“Ludo King” currently beats main game developer rivals. Since its launch in 2016, the total number of downloads has surpassed 0.5 billion. In addition, the company boasted a rise in average monthly users of 110 to 142 million and a rise in daily active users (DAU) of 15 to 32 million. Indian players love this one.
6. Candy Crush Soda Saga
Mobile gaming was established in India through quite a few casual games, including Candy Crush Saga. Because of its simplicity and ease-of-use, anyone could play the game while using public transport or sipping coffee. Years ago, Candy Crush Saga set many records and helped establish mobile gaming as the most popular form of entertainment in India.
- As per the Public Gambling Act of 1867, all Indian states, except Goa, Daman and Sikkim, prohibit gambling
- Land-based casinos are legalized, with certain guidelines, in Goa and Daman, as per the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act 1976
- Land-based casinos, Online gambling and E-gaming (games of chance) are legalized in Sikkim under the Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Rules 2009
- Only some Indian states have legalized online/regular lotteries as per and subject to the conditions laid down by state laws. Kindly refer to the same here
- Horse racing and betting on horse racing, including online betting, is permitted only in a licensed premise in select states. Kindly refer to the 1996 Judgement by the Supreme Court Of India here and for more information
- This article does not endorse or express the views of Qrius and/or any of its staff.
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