Indias Game Studio Directory

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India’s Game Studio Directory The gaming forum came into existence six years back to provide a common platform where best practices and knowledge, both from the business and the development perspective could be shared. The Gaming Forum has five active city chapters – Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and Bengaluru – each of which regularly hosts developer meetups. It also organises the annual NASSCOM Game Developers Conference which is the premier industry event in India. In this collaborative endeavour, the NASSCOM Gaming Forum releases the Indian Game Studio Directory. By doing this, we hope to create better awareness for those individuals who have no base of reference but want to know more about the Indian gaming organisations ever-so present in our flourishing industry. Disclaimer The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. NASSCOM disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. NASSCOM shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein, or for interpretations thereof. The material in this publication is copyrighted. No part of this report can be reproduced either on paper or electronic media without prior permission in writing from NASSCOM. Request for permission to reproduce any part of the report may be sent to NASSCOM. Usage of Information Forwarding/copying/using in publications without approval from NASSCOM will be considered as infringement of intellectual property rights.

Foreword It was 16 years ago when a games evangelist from Intel convinced a young entrepreneur in Bengaluru to shift his small multimedia start-up into the ‘cool and exciting’ field of games, giving India its first games developer. Two years later, in 1999, another young entrepreneur in Mumbai founded a VC funded games portal during the dot-com boom, and in Delhi a young team began hosting the first game servers in India. These were clearly early days and these organisations were fuelled more by passion than business opportunities. While there was no denying that India was potentially a huge market with 1 billion people, in which over 350 million were below the age of 18, India then had no gaming culture and low social acceptance, and very few had access to gaming consoles or to the PC. Things started changing with the Mobile revolution which started in earnest in 2003, and the advent of Java based phones with colour screens gave gaming the first real opportunity to connect with the mass market consumer. In 2006, the Xbox360 was launched in India, followed closely by Sony with its PS2, PSP and PS3 launches, that were supported with locally made games. In 2007, riding on the growing internet base, a large corporate house launched a gaming site with big ticket investments and TV commercials during prime-time exhorting Indians to play games. But it was really the coming of social networks and proliferation of economic ‘feature’ and ‘smart’ phones that gave gaming its biggest boost in India. The industry has been growing at a CAGR of 36 per cent since 2009, and it is expected to grow even faster in the next five years with growing smartphone penetration, cheap 3G and 4G services and continued exponential growth of social networks. The developer community grew slowly during the 1997 to 2005 period, with game services and mobile games being the focus areas. Global players started setting up back-ends in the second half of the decade. 2009 saw a few organisations getting into PS2 development with Sony’s support, but it was the ‘Angry Birds’ effect that really triggered the growth of the ecosystem, with a number of startups blossoming across the country developing smartphone and tablet games. The Nasscom Gaming Forum was formed in 2006 to support and nurture the growing ecosystem, and today it has city chapters in seven cities with quarterly meetups, a ‘must attend’ conference that’s doubling in size every year and a very active Facebook group with over 2,100 members. NGF has released reports and whitepapers on the Indian games industry, and it lobbies with the government to get the sector the support it needs. This year, we are proud to present the very first Indian Game Studio Directory. All the entries and information have been provided by the respective organisations through an online survey, and it generated some interesting data. As of today, we have around 125 developers in India, with over 35 per cent being startups or Indies with team size less than 10 people. 34 organisations have between 10 and 50 people, and there are 28 organisations with over 100 people. Mumbai – Pune region is the biggest hub, followed by Bengaluru and Hyderabad. There are organisations all over India, and in small cities like Kanpur and Patna. 21 are purely into providing services, 30 are purely creating their own IP and 62 organisations do both. These are truly exciting times for the Indian Gaming Industry, as it discovers and capitalises on the market opportunities both in India and abroad. Many of these organisations will go on to become super successes,yet many will fail, that is the very nature of a dynamic and fast growing industry. As for me, I more excited now than I was 16 years back when I got sold on the idea of getting into games. I hope you find this directory useful. Rajesh Rao Chairman, Nasscom Gaming Forum Founder and CEO, Dhruva Interactive.

India’s Game Studio Locations

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Contents [x]cube GAMES

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DSK Supinfocom International Campus

22

3 Quavers

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Dumadu Games Private Limited

23

7 Levels Studio

09

Electronic Arts Games India Private Limited

23

7Seas Entertainment Limited

09

Ennovations Techserv Private Limited

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Adobe Systems Incorporated

10

Epoch studio

24

Amitech Business Solutions

10

Frozen Digit Technologies Private Limited

25

Ani2Pix

11

Fun Element

25

Animantz Creative Animators Private Limited

11

GameTantra

26

Artemy Studios

12

Gameshastra Solutions Private Limited

26

Ashoka Information Systems

12

Gamineazy Entertainment Private Limited

27

Autodesk

13

Gamooga SoftTech Private Limited

27

Axham Games

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Global Institute of Gaming and Animation (GIGA – A division of Centum learning Limited)

28

Axis Entertainment Limited

14 GoLive Gaming Solutions Private Limited

28

Babel Media (Quatrro Interactive Entertainment Services)

14

HashCube Technologies Private Limited

29

Bhalerao Enterprises

15

Hashstash Studios

29

Bhramm Technologies Private Limited

15

Hedgehog lab

30

Bixenta Info Technologies Private Limited

16

Hungama Game Studio

30

BlueGiant Interactive Technologies Private Limited

16

Ibexis studios

31

Bright Ants

17

Idealabs Interactive

31

CGManifest

17

Immersive Games

32

ChaYoWo Technology Solutions Private Limited

18

Indiagames

32

Citrix

18

Indusgeeks Solutions Private Limited

33

Codelinegames

19

InoXapps Mobile Solutions Private Limited

33

Csharks Games & Solutions Private Limited

19

Intelliob Technologies Private Limited

34

Dew software inc./Mobility group

20

InventVALLEY Software LLP

34

Dhruva Interactive

20

IronCode Gaming Private Limited

35

DigiKhel

21

Ironjaw Studios

35

Digital Chocholate IT and Gaming Solutings

21

Jawmask Studios

37

Digital Vector

22

Lakshya Digital

37

India’s Game sTUDIO Directory Love Handle Developers

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SKJ Technologies Private Limited

52

Maharaja Games

38

SmartCloud Infotech Private Limited

53

Manthan Studio

39

Source Animation Private Limited

53

Mech Mocha Game Studios

39

Spiel Studios

54

MediaTek India

40

SQS India Infosystems Private Limited

54

Medma Infomatix Private Limited

40

Systematix Infotech Private Limited

55

Milestone Interactive Group

41

Tata Elxsi Limited

55

MIT Institute of Design

41

Tavant Technologies

56

Mizcoin

42

Technicolor India Private Limited

56

Mobox Labs

42

The Awesome Game Studio

57

Nextwave Multimedia Private Limited

43

TheGameMinistry.com

57

Ofio Labs

43

This Way Up

58

Orange Byte Studios

44

Toonz Animation India Private Limited

58

Pacnet

44

Trine Games

59

Pichuka Labs

45

Tuttifrutti Interactive

59

Pinaka Interactive

45

Ubisoft Entertainment India Private Limited

60

Pinigames

46

UnderDOGS Gaming Studio

60

Pixelloid

46

VectaGames

61

Pixeltek Gaming Solutions Private Limited

47

Virtualinfocom

61

PlayBuff Studios Private Limited

47

VirtualSoft

62

Playpower Labs

48

Vril Interactive

62

Playright Studios

48

Xaxist Arts LLP

63

Pyrodactyl Games

49

Xoriant

63

RJ Softwares

49

Xtreme Gaming Private limited

64

Rolocule Games

50

Yellow Monkey Studios Private Limited

64

RZ2 Games Private Limited

50

YesGnome, LLC

65

S.A.G.E. Studios

51

Zatun

65

Shephertz Technologies Private Limited

51

Shivam Sai Gupta

52

[x]cube GAMES www.xcubeGAMES.com

Game design in the social gaming space is a whole new beast, and we are one of the few organisations to have genuine expertise in this area. Social games need high quality, consistent art and a continuous supply of new content. Our experience in developing some of the most successful social games makes us the preferred partner for anyone looking to enter this spae. Each mobile platform has its own unique challenges. With our in-house technology, specially developed for social games, we can take your idea to market quickly and to multiple platforms simultaneously. We offer continuous, long-term QA support that focuses on delivering a stable, bug-free game which is also fun, well-designed, and internally consistent.

Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: 301-500 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements –

Ravi Korukonda Banjara Hills, Road No. 2, Hyderabad Contact No.: +91-9849243445 Email: [email protected]

3 Quavers www.3quavers.com

At the core of it, we are a bunch of creative heads. Our team is a freelance pool of composers, sound designers, artists, photographers and videographers. We identify the right talent and bring together a unique blend of skillset which best suits the purpose and project. Sound design for video games is our flagship vertical and we are a one-stop solution to all your game audio needs. Right from compositions for menu and in-game music to creating custom sound effects and sound design across various different platforms; we do it all. An absolute 360 degree production entirely freelance and artist-based, virtually employing a wide array of talented people whether a game needs a full audio teams support or just one person. From working onsite for AAA productions to a one man gig operating from a remote corner of the world – we want to work for all kinds of games.

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements –

Santosh Chowgule 102, Primrose, Esteem Gardenia, Sahakar Nagar, Bengaluru – 92 Contact No.: +91-9632766287 Email: [email protected]

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7 Levels Studio www.7levelstudios.com

7 Levels Game Studio develops casual, social and serious games on mobile and web platform. It makes original IP games for the personal development and wellness market. Our mission is to make games that are fun, easy to learn, that educate, entertain and engage players for healthy lifestyle and self-growth. It also offers third party game development services that include art, design, engineering and production support.

Year of Establishment: 2009 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements Spiritual games

Rudrasen Sitoleh Magarpatta City Contact No.: +91-8888844470 Email: [email protected]

7Seas Entertainment Limited 7Seas Entertainment Limited is India’s first unique Independent Games Development Organisation to achieve the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 certification. The organisation based at Hyderabad, focuses on developing Online, PC, Mobile and Console games and releasing them into the international market. 7Seas has 100% subsidiary in USA – Fortune7 Inc. for publishing and distribution of PC, Console and Mobile games. 7Seas is traded in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) under ticker symbol 7Seas (Scrip code-590116) & listed in the Ahmedabad Stock Exchange (ASE). 7Seas’ unique online casual gaming portal www.onlinerealgames.com contains hundreds of free online games and puzzles for all ages and single-player, multi-player games of all genres. Onlinerealgames.com consists multi-language games including 18 international languages and Indian official languages. Its online product ‘3D Sudoku World’ released through Trymedia. com has hit the game box office. It has won laurels with 5 star ratings from many online distributors. Since its inception, 7Seas is an active member in prominent IT/Trade bodies viz.NASSCOM, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), ITsAP (Former HYSEA) &FAPCCI.

www.7seasent.com Year of Establishment: 2006 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements FICCI (Best of Animation Frames – BAF) award for the year 2011 for its online game The Dark Man under ‘Best Online Game’ category. The organisation’s educational games have won ‘India Innovate Contest 2010’ award presented by Intel. International St.

L Maruti Sanker 6-3-1239/2/A, Third Floor, Kotis Court, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad – 500082 Contact No.: +91-40-30686161 Email: [email protected] 09 India’s Game Studio Directory

Adobe Systems Incorporated Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services enable our customers to create groundbreaking digital content; deploy it across media and devices; measure and optimise it over time and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure and monetise their digital content across every channel and screen.

www.adobe.com Year of Establishment: 1982 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Since 1995, Fortune has ranked Adobe as an outstanding place to work. Adobe Systems India was ranked 19th of great places to work in India. 47th In October 2008, Adobe Systems Canada Inc. was named one of ‘Canada’s Top 100 Employers’ by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Hemanth Sharma, Shantanu Narayan No.5, Salarpuria Infinity, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru Contact No.: +91-8041939633 Email: [email protected]

Amitech Business Solutions Amitech is a product-based technology organisation. At Amitech, we build innovative mobile and web-based products, based on our own ideas. We have built more than 10 Apps for iOS and Android. We have a product called All Events, an event portal on which you can find and share event happenings in the city. In just one year, All Events became one of the largest event portals of the world having more than 4M events from 12,000 cities across the world.

www.amitech.co Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements In just one year, All Events has got more than 4M events. And now it is one of the largest event portals of the world. All Events won the finalist award at mBillionth South Asia Mobile Awards.

Amit Panchal Top Floor, Rangkrupa Complex, Opp. Parimal Garden, C.G. Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 380006 Contact No.: +91-9909428196 Email: [email protected] 10 India’s Game Studio Directory

Ani2Pix www.ani2pix.com

Our greatest value is felt when it differentiates us from our competitors sufficiently that customers prefer our offers to theirs and pays to support that preference. This difference comes out of our innovation.

Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, PC Awards and Achievements Second Prize Tata Udyogparbo and NEN 2008

Banani Bhattacharyya 203, Solace Plaza, HB Town, Sodepur, Kolkata – 700110 Contact No.: +91– 9231566434 Email: [email protected]

Animantz Creative Animators Private limited Animantz is as an Animation and Gaming Organisation since 2005. We have developed around 1,000 minutes of animation and have created around 300 online flash games. Games like Jurassic Drive, Year 2012, Donkick were some of our popular games . Currently, we are working in a 3D animated unity-based video games in joint venture with Candella, a UK gaming organisation. We are working on a racing game ‘CHARIOT WARS’ and a first person shooter game ‘BLOOD GUTS and GLORY’. The teasers of Chariot wars game was released in March 2012. The mobile version will be released this November 2012. Also, we do create games in flash and unity 3D to various clients world over.

www.animantz.com

Year of Establishment: 2005 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Animantz creation FUN RUN, an animated episode, is one of the nominees in FICCI BAF Award 2012.

Prabakar T 159, KP Towers, Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai – 26 Contact No.: +91-9840929191 Email: [email protected] 11 India’s Game Studio Directory

Artemy Studios Artemy Studio is a Pune-based studio specialising in Animation, Games and Simulations. The services we offer include Industrial Simulations, Architectural Walkthroughs, 2D/3D Animation and visual effects for films, television, commercials, cartoon series and games. We can also offer services to create serious games for education and medical applications and education. Further, we can also help you with product design, catalog designs, presentations and website design. Our team comprises professionals who are both creative and technical to design and produce any digital content you can imagine.

www.artemystudios.com

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Aniket S Jain ‘Vardaan’, Plot No.1&2, Second Floor, Aranyeshwar corner, Pune Satara Road, Pune – 411009 Contact No.: +91-8237786702, +91-20-24210027 Email: [email protected]

Ashoka Information Systems www.tolbhav.com

Managed and promoted by group of technically qualified professionals to ensure that all our buyers get the best deals and best service at the prices highly competitive in the market.

Year of Establishment: 1999 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: PC, Console Awards and Achievements –

Ramakant Holani CTC/379, Block’C’, Third floor, Park Lane, Secunderabad – 500003 Contact No.: +91-9885124607 Email: [email protected] 12 India’s Game Studio Directory

Autodesk Autodesk Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries – including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects – use Autodesk software to design, visualise and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.

www.autodesk.in Year of Establishment: 1982 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Multimedia Producer 2005 Making The Cut Award, Bob Turner’s The Cut Autodesk Flame 2004 Best Compositing System/Best of Show Award, Digital Video Professionals Association 2003 Editor’s Choice Award, Macworld

Carl Bass 201-202, Durga Chambers, 386, Linking Road, Khar (West), Mumbai Contact No.: +91-1146077200 Email: [email protected]

Axham Games www.games.axham.com

Axham Games is the umbrella moniker used to describe the games development division of Axham Technologies, located in Chennai, India and publishing division of Axham Corporation, located in Seattle, WA, USA. We are privately funded. Our focus is the conceptualisation and development of original games featuring intuitive game play, competitive skill-based challenges and tight controls. Our current title (code name: Karmic Pickle) is a turn-based tactical combat game of plunder with RPG elements. Karmic Pickle has been in pre-production since January 2012 and is nearly design complete. Production is expected to begin in Q3 2012.

Year of Establishment: 2010 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements –

Vijay Varadan A-2, First Floor, Rosy Tower, No. 7, Mahatma Gandhi, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034, Tamil Nadu Contact No.: +91-9940013652 Email: vija[email protected] 13 India’s Game Studio Directory

Axis Entertainment Limited Axis Entertainment Limited is a three-year-old India-based gaming organisation which was formed to create original and innovative games for a global audience of casual gamers with a specific focus on creating games which impart learning in addition to having fun. The casual game titles created by our games studio have been played by millions of gamers all over the globe on various game portals. We operate from our 5,000 sq ft game studio located in the heart of Navi Mumbai. Our 100-seater game studio is located near Millenium Business Park, Mahape, in the city of Navi Mumbai.

www.axisentertainment.org Year of Establishment: 2010 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements SPIL Games, which is a world No.1 leader in the casual gaming industry acquired the Sara’s Cooking Class series of games from Axis Entertainment Limited. We have also recently started releasing games on Android platform and will soon start developing games for iphone and ipads.

Sapna Shah 502, Greenscape Technocity, Near Millenium Business Park, Mahape, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400701 Contact No.: +91-22-67104816 Email: [email protected]

Babel Media (Quatrro Interactive Entertainment Services) www.quatrro.com, www.babelmedia.com

Babel is a division of Quatrro, combining 13+ years of games testing with 20 years of large scale process outsourcing (BPO) experience. We are recognised as one of the leading outsourced service partners to the world’s major games publishers. With facilities at Montreal, Brighton and Gurgaon, Babel is uniquely positioned to deliver high quality, fully managed, end-to-end services, focused solely on the games and interactive market. We are an experienced, multinational partner with a proven track record delivering within dynamic business environments.

Year of Establishment: 1999 Employee Base: 301-500 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console

We offer the following services across PC, Console, Handheld, Online and Mobile platforms : 1. QA Testing – Evaluation/Gameplay, Functionality, Localisation, Compliance, Online/Network, Onsite Hit Squads, Approved Labs (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo) 2. Translation – Translating games into 35+ languages (In Game Text, Audio Scripts, Marketing Materials, Packaging) 3. Audio – English or Localised (Casting, US/UK English, In-country Recording, Audio Direction), In-house Post Production 4. Print – Design, Layout and Production of Manuals, Packaging, POS

Richard Leinfellner, Navdeep Rajendra

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Awards and Achievements Microsoft, EA, Sony, Nokia security approved facilities. Xbox 360® approved test house, XBLA® approved test partner, Sony QAAP – CTS certification partner, Nintendo approved partner, Vodafone, Nokia and Java Verified mobile certification partner.

67, Udyog Vihar, Phase – II, Gurgaon – 122015 Contact No.: +91-124-4561033 Ext.1033 Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bhalerao Enterprises Bhalerao Enterprises is a post Sound Hub. We deal with sound design for games across all platforms, i.e - iOS, Android, Windows, etc.

www.bhaleraoenterprises.com

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Winner fifth prize in MOFILM 2010

Abhishek Bhalerao Virat Dham – 16, 18, Swami Vivekan and Nagar, Kulgaon Badlapur (E), Thane, Mumbai – 421503 Contact No.: +91-9823624358 Email: [email protected]

Bhramm Technologies Private Limited We had been working on game development and other animation and gaming-related services.

www.bhrammtech.com

Year of Establishment: 2009 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Incubation at IIT Kanpur

Utkarsh Shukla 708, Damodar Nagar, Naubasta, Kanpur Contact No.: +91-9936339580 Email: [email protected]

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Bixenta Info Technologies Private Limited We are a gaming organisation interested and involved in gaming products in Mobile, Social and Web markets. Our first gaming portal is going to launch in the first week of January.

www.bixentainfo.com

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Rajendra Rowthu Level2, iLabs, The Oval, Madhapur, Hyderabad Contact No.: +91-8885152888 Email: [email protected]

BlueGiant Interactive Technologies Private Limited Based in Hyderabad, India, BlueGiant Interactive is an independent developer and publisher of strategy (RTS) games for the PC via Digital (Steam, Gamers Gate, Game Stop, etc.) BlueGiant Interactive so far has developed and published two realtime strategy games ‘APOX and Tryst’ on Steam. APOX is a realtime strategy game set in a near post apocalyptic, Mad Max-esque universe; whereas Tryst is again an RTS game set in the distant future where humans find themselves at war with a mechanical alien race known as the Zali. Our core focus has been on IP so far; but we are always looking to new opportunities and partnerships.

www.bluegiantinteractive.com

Year of Establishment: 2006 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Developed and self-published two titles Worldwide via Digital (Steam, Gamers Gate, GameStop, etc.) – APOX and Tryst

Venkata Reddy G 3A, Third Floor, Raghuma Towers, Madhapur Main Road, Madhapur, Hyderabad – 500081, Andhra Pradesh Contact No.: +91-40-23117080 Email: [email protected] 16 India’s Game Studio Directory

Bright Ants We have been working on Battle T20 game on Facebook platform. We have some interesting ideas in pipeline.

www.brightants.com

Year of Establishment: 2010 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements –

Dharamveer Singh Chouhan Bright Ants, Hotel Rajputana Palace, Jodhpur Contact No.: +91-9918464162 Email: [email protected]

CGManifest www.cgmanifest.com

CGMANIFEST is an innovative multimedia project consulting unit, operating from several areas of India with tonnes of creative ideas; supported by a group of highly experienced professionals with solid exposure and clear understanding of local Indian and international market trends. We render professional multimedia consulting services specialised in Concept Building, Script/Screenplay Writing, 3D & 2D Content Creation, Visual FX Animation, High-end Commercials creation, Designer & Dynamic Web Technologies, Documentation and HTML5 and AS 2.0/3.0 Interactive Games. Team CGM is committed to deliver the best quality in-time, focusing on client satisfaction as our primary work factor. We offer unmatched dedication for getting the best results to achieve specific goals and target markets of each individual client.

Year of Establishment: 2006 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Social, PC Awards and Achievements 24 fps and Delhi CG awards

ISN Pradeep 8-25, Mangamur Road, Ongole, Prakasam Dt. Andhra Pradesh Contact No.: +91-9966770011 Email: [email protected] 17 India’s Game Studio Directory

ChaYoWo Technology Solutions Private Limited ChaYoWo Games (ChaYoWo) is India’s leading game development outsourcing provider, providing innovative solutions in Game Development, Game Art & Animation, and Game Testing to the leading game studios in the world. The professional talent at ChaYoWo through its game architects, software engineers, coders, testers, artists and animators have among them years of experience in developing the best of Online, PC/Mac, iPhone and Social Media games. ChaYoWo’s mission is to enable game development teams to create more games, more content and more emotions for their audience while keeping costs under control and meeting delivery time lines. The organisation incorporated in India and with office in the US, undertakes both offshore projects and onshore assignments as per the client requirements. Bulk of game production work is carried out from its state-of-the-art facility in Kochi, just one hour south of Bengaluru. ChaYoWo is also backed by a network of international gaming professionals in the US and Europe, allowing the organisation to benchmark its practices and delivery models to the constantly rising global standards of game production. ChaYoWo’s offshore gaming team has vast experience in the computer games industry having developed many games for its clients across the PC/Mac, Web, iPhone and Social gaming platforms.

www.chayowogames.com

Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Parking Lot Series Top listed in Apple Stores Dark Hills of Cherai Top Listed in Big Fish Games

Jugul Thachery Fifth floor, Leela Infoapark, Phase 3, Kakkanad, Cochin, Kerala Contact No.: +91-484-4059440 Email: [email protected]

Citrix Citrix Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the organisation transforming how people, businesses and IT work and collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualisation technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 2,60,000 enterprises. Citrix touches 75 per cent of internet users each day and partners with more than 10,000 organisations in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was USD 2.21 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

www.citrix.com

Year of Establishment: 1989 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Mobile, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Zinnov award for reaching out to a large number of start-ups and successfully evangelising, mentoring, partnering with them to establish platforms, filling product portfolio gaps, or fostering new technology innovations.

Rakesh Singh No. 33, ‘Prestige Dynasty’ Ulsoor Road, Bengaluru – 560042 Contact No.: +91-99728 79000 Email: [email protected] 18 India’s Game Studio Directory

codelinegames Codelinegames® is an independent game research and development studio established with dedicated artists, designers and programmers. We are located at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. We conduct independent researches on real-time computer graphics and artificial intelligence. We deliver high quality concept art, 3D art and animation content for next gen games, mobile games, TV and home DVDs.

www.codelinegames.com Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, PC Awards and Achievements We got membership certificate from Intel® Software Partner Programme. We develop our own visual scripting tool ‘Mitochondria™’ for our bots. We are developing our proprietary game engine independent frame work, VarmaFxnAI®.

V N Subbaraju Varma Dandu D.No. 53-23-4, Chaitanya Nagar, Maddilapalem, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 530013 Contact No.: +91-9490035265 Email: [email protected]

Csharks Games & Solutions Private Limited Csharks is game development organisation from Kerala with talented team of creative people and years of experience. Csharks manages game development for many platforms that includes flash, html5 and unity for Web, iPhone, iPad and Android for Mobile and Facebook for social games. Csharks also developes Advergames, e-learning games and other interactive entertainment applications. Csharks manages clients from many countries around the world. Csharks published more than 130 flash games and distributed through a number of gaming portals worldwide. Also, Csharks published iOS games in AppStore and Android games in Google Play and other portals.

www.csharks.com

Year of Establishment: 2004 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Platform Golf flash game won award in Sports Games Competition by MouseBreaker. We have ported the same game to iOS and Android Eldhose won Start Entrepreneur Award at Indira International Innovation Summit.

Eldhose P Mathew 25/817, Classic Tower, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam District, Kerala Contact No.: +91-485-2825030 Email: [email protected] 19 India’s Game Studio Directory

Dew software inc./ Mobility group Dew Software Inc. (California) is a US-based corporation focusing on consulting, staffing and mobility solutions. Dew Mobility is one of the top world-class leader in software design, development, integration (for client/server model) and QA services for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows phone, Nokia Series 40 and Samsung bada platforms. Under Mobility Group, Dew has been helping Tier I game publisher for testing and QA. These are online, mobile and desktop games.

www.dewmobility.com

Year of Establishment: 1997 Employee Base: 151–200 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Suresh Deopura 983 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA-94539-6118 Contact No.: +91-510-4909995 Email: [email protected]

Dhruva Interactive Dhruva is India’s oldest games organisation and is a leading provider of game production services to the global games industry today. Since 16 years, Dhruva has been working with major global players since its inception and has built unparalleled experience and expertise in developing games and game content across multiple platforms. Having worked on over 50 ‘AAA’ titles, Dhruva is regarded as one of the top service providers in the space. The organisation has two state-of-the-art studios in Bengaluru. Services offered Game Art: Full range of content creation services: concept art, asset creation, in-game integration (all platforms) Game Development: Full game development on iOS, Android, Flash, HTML5 Clients: Microsoft, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, THQ, Disney, Codemasters and many others

www.dhruva.com Year of Establishment: 1997 Employee Base: 201–300 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Dhruva developed games have won five FICCI BAF Awards, the most won by any game studio in India. Secured India’s first million dollar outsourcing contract on a single game title in 2009. Featured in Tom Friedman’s bestselling book ‘The World is Flat’.

Rajesh Rao 67, First Cross, Fourth Main, Domlur Second Stage, Bengaluru – 560071 Contact No.:+91-80-25508255, +91-80-25356644 Email: [email protected]

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digiKhel DigiKhel is more a sole proprietorship as of now, rather than an organisation/studio. The organisation’s primary aim has been to develop casual games for online and mobile audiences.

www.digikhel.com

DigiKhel is so new, that it has not finished its logo yet, leave alone a prototype! Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Joel Johnson – Contact No.: +91-9663375213 Email: [email protected]

Digital Chocholate IT and Gaming Solutions Digital Chocolate is a leader in social games across rapidly growing social networks and mobile platforms. Focused on bringing high quality social games with virtual goods across growing platforms, the organisation has been known for different award winning games and works with leading web and mobile channel partners. The organisation is best known for games including Millionaire City, Zombie Lane, Army Attack, Tower Bloxx and Rollercoaster Rush. Digital Chocolate was founded in 2003 by Trip Hawkins and has operations in San Mateo, Helsinki, Barcelona and Bengaluru. Specialties Cross-platform casual games Mobile games iPhone Android

www.digitalchocolate.com Year of Establishment: 2003 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements ‘Best Developer’ and ‘Wireless Game of the Year’ in the 2006 IGN.com Game of the Year awards Best Games Developer in ME Awards 2009 Several Pocket Gamer Gold awards for their mobile titles. Built a strong presence in the social gaming environment within a short time.

Trip Hawkins/Dayanidhi M G #35, Third Floor, Potential House, JP Nagar Third Phase, First Main Road, Bengaluru – 78 Contact No.: +91-80-40442000 Email:[email protected] 21 India’s Game Studio Directory

Digital Vector Digital Vector is a research and consultancy firm offering services to leading clients across the world which includes executives, researchers, analysts and consultants. The analyst team of researchers and consultants has expertise in various aspects of industries such as animation, media, retail, life sciences, mobile technologies, telecommunications and transportation. Digital Vector publishes research reports that help the clients formulate and implement strategies by offering expert analysis and forecasts. It provides key insights into the entire value chain including market sizing, forecasting, segmentation, competitive benchmarking, industry and market analysis, product analysis, trends analysis, organisation profiles, supplier analysis, distributor analysis and product launch strategies.

www.digital-vector.com

Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: PC Awards and Achievements Digital Vector’s custom consulting services are much valued by clients for its clear, accurate and executable strategies aimed to increase firm and customer value and producing measurable results.

Kalpana Bengaluru Contact No.: +91-9886293918 Email: [email protected]

DSK Supinfocom International Campus DSK Supinfocom International Campus is a high-end vocational education institute in the futuristic fields of animation, video game and industrial design established in a 20-acre campus which is an infrastructural marvel. The institution is a global collaboration between DSK Group India and Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Grand Hainaut, France. It is a venture that was set up with the aim of providing world-class professional education and a vision of bringing the most advanced equipment, technology and best of talent together to train the future global citizens in creative careers.

www.dsksic.com Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: 151–200 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Best Short Animation film, Pardesi won the IndoCanada Student Innovation Awards-ICSIA 2012 at FICCI FRAMES 2012. Pune Design Festival 2012 – Winner and Runner Up NASSCOM 2011-BuILD Your Own Game-First and Second Prize. Tokyo-2011 – Best Creativity Award.

D S Kulkarni Survey No. 55/54, Tarwadi, Pune-Solapur Road, Near Loni Toll Naka, Pune Contact No.: +91-20-66784300 Email: [email protected] 22 India’s Game Studio Directory

Dumadu Games PRIVATE LIMITED Dumadu Games is India’s leading mobile game publisher based in Bengaluru. Expertise in popular smartphone mobile platforms varies to Windows Phone 7®, Apple® iOS and Android®. Dumadu’s current employee strength is more than 120. And it is showing rapid growth with the talented pool of resources and owning IP rights for over 180+ games in less than two years. Dumadu Games went global with its presence in Philippines.

www.dumadu.com

Year of Establishment: 2010 Employee Base: 101-150 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements More than 180 titles went live in two years Achieved more than 10 million downloads, on Appstore. Many of its games have reached top 25 rank in many countries.

Narasimha Reddy 99, Jakkasandra Industrial Layout, Koramangala First Block, Bengaluru Contact No.: +91-9980324430 Email: [email protected]

Electronic Arts Games India PRIVATE LIMITED We’re EA - we’ve been making games for decades but you wouldn’t know that walking through our studios. We’re still buzzing with the same innovative spirit we began with, though we’ve learned enough to earn our rank as a leading developer, publisher and distributor of the world’s best games. If you’ve played The Sims 3 lately, you know exactly what we mean. And if you’ve played Battlefield 3, maybe you’d say that we’ve done real life one better. Whether you’re plotting a course for SpyMouse on your mobile or your palms are sweaty from clutching your controller during intense games of FIFA 12, chances are you’ve played an EA game. And if you haven’t, well, what are you waiting for? In an industry that’s changing every day – whether it’s through new social channels, advancing technology, new audiences or unique opportunities for monetisation – EA is positioned for growth. Thanks to smart business plans, strategic acquisitions, and most importantly, our creative people around the world who gather each day to unite the world through play. We take that last part very seriously, so if what you’re reading excites you as much as it does us, spend some time here, get to know us better and apply today.

www.ea.com

Year of Establishment: 1982 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements FIFA 13, Medal of Honour, Crysis, DeadSprace, Mass Effect, etc.

Amol Gurwara 7 Vega, Ascendas The V, 17 Software Units Layout, Madhapur, Hyderabad Contact No.: +91-40-40365200 Email: [email protected] 23 India’s Game Studio Directory

Ennovations Techserv PRIVATE LIMITED Ennovations Techserv Private Limited has got a diverse range of experience in games development (flash-based, java-based) for mobile.

www.ennovations.in

Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, PC Awards and Achievements ISO 9001: 2008 certified

Partho Ghosh E 57, First Floor, Sector 63, Noida Contact No.: +91-120-2406287 Email: [email protected]

Epoch studio Epoch studio is a cutting edge full digital agency.

www.epochstudio.net

We deliver the creativity and technical expertise to turn your ideas into increased business. Whether communicating with potential customers or your employees, it takes savvy communication skills to get your ideas across effectively and accurately. Year of Establishment: 2003 Employee Base: 11-25 Nature of Business: Social Awards and Achievements –

Mayank Gupta B-5, Second Floor, Dwarka Contact No.: +91-9818073878 Email: [email protected]

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Frozen Digit Technologies PRIVATE LIMITED Frozen Digit started as a game and application porting organisation, partnering with leading international and local mobile games publishing and development organisations. By the end of 2008, we had ported 50+ J2ME games on more than 1,000 handsets for each game. With the release of iPhone in the year 2008 and later Android coming into the market, we started conceptualising solutions for enterprises and provided consultations to Small, Medium and Fortune 1,000 organisations.

www.frozendigit.com

Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, PC Awards and Achievements Frozen Digit was recommended to Mahindra and Mahindra’s corporate IT as Mobile technology partners.

Santoshvyas Joshi 5, Brady Gladys Plaza, 1/447, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai – 400013 Contact No.: +91-9820372302 Email: [email protected]

Fun Element Fun Element is engaged in developing games on Flash, Mobile and Social platform. We have developed games like Urban Assassin, Private Hardman on flash and games for brands on social networks. Our first cross platform mobile title for one of the international brands in coming out soon.

www.funelement.co.in

Year of Establishment: 2010 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Saagar Dhoke 44-45/A, Ground Floor, Welfare Chambers, Plot 73, Sec-17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai Contact No.: +91-9324873332 Email: [email protected] 25 India’s Game Studio Directory

GameTantra Gametantra publishes digitally distributable games for iOS, Android and the PC. It works closely with game developers to publish top quality casual and social game experiences for both Indian and International markets. Based in Bengaluru, India, Gametantra is a spin-off of Dhruva Interactive, India’s oldest games organisation. Published Games: Spooky Treats (2012, iOS) free-to-play puzzle game for Halloween. Glo – Flo (2011, iOS) Distributed by Capcom Mobile in USA, the puzzle game reached 43rd in USA paid charts. Bazzle (2011, iOS) physics based platform game. Find Your Own Way Home (2010, PC) featuring the rock band REO Speedwagon. Conga Bugs (2009, PC) match 3 style game, GameZebo rating 4/5.

www.gametantra.com

Year of Establishment: 2009 Employee Base: 1-10 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Two time winner of FICCI BAF Awards. Glo-Flo reached 43rd in USA paid charts. Find Your Own Way Home featured in the New York Times.

Rajesh Rao 67, First Cross, Fourth Main, Domlur Second Stage, Bengaluru – 560071 Contact No.: +91-8025356644 Email: [email protected]

Gameshastra Solutions PRIVATE LIMITED Gameshastra is a video games organisation headquartered in Hyderabad, India, with offices in Japan and Europe. The organisation tests, develops and publishes games for dedicated gaming consoles including the Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Wii, as well as other platforms including iOS, Android, Mac OS X, and PCs. We are currently working on building dedicated offshore development centres for a few leading game publishers in identified development areas to meet constraints of cost and growth. We provide flexible partnership models that allocate teams to work on your projects at short notice. We become a strategic component of your operations, working as an integral part of your long-term plans.

www.gameshastra.com

Year of Establishment: 2006 Employee Base: 151–200 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Gameshastra won the prestigious Red Herring ‘Global 100’ Award in 2007.

Prakash Ahuja Gameshastra Solutions Pvt Ltd, 1009, Indu Fortune Fields, 13th Phase, KPHB Colony Hyderabad – 500072 Contact No.: +91-40 4466 1188 Email: [email protected] 26 India’s Game Studio Directory

Gamineazy Entertainment PRIVATE LIMITED The Gamineazy team strives to promote gaming as a healthy lifestyle choice among Indians, by focusing on the ‘entertainment + recreation + exercise’ advantage that motion-sensor technology provides. Motion gaming or active gaming involves a level of interactivity between gamers and the game in an immersive, sensory experience that is both entertaining and healthy. Our organisation hopes to bring this to people in various settings and help them understand the multi-fold benefits of exergaming. We make it easy for people to access the technology and experience it first-hand through our innovative lounge/retail/eventmanagement model. Exergaming – Part exercise, part gaming, ALL FUN!

www.gamineazy.com Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: PC, Console Awards and Achievements Gamineazy stood second in an entrepreneurship competition held among IIM alumni from all over India in 2011. Gamineazy was one of 25 promising start-ups to be selected for the first ever Reverse-pitch event in India, where investors pitched to organisations, instead of the other way around.

Navin Rajendran C-217, Ittina Abha Apts, 104/3A, Munekollala Road, Marathahalli, Bengaluru – 560037 Contact No.: +91-9845809235 Email: navin.rajendra[email protected]

Gamooga SoftTech PRIVATE LIMITED Gamooga is a highly scalable cloud-based real-time backend which can be used to develop multi-player games. You can offload all your communication needs onto Gamooga and concentrate on just building your app/game. We host the servers, manage them, scale them and strive to maintain high uptimes so you dont have to. Only upload your server side scripts on to our cloud and everything just works! We are present across the platform and provide unified APIs for multiple frontends that can communicate with the backend. Currently we support Unity, iOS, Android, HTML5, Flash, Marmalade, Scirra.

www.gamooga.com Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements Gamooga was selected for Seedcamp New York for one-full-day mentoring sessions from worlds best entrepreneurs. Finished sixth in the world for developing e-Meeting application using Gamooga in Box developer challenge.

Kishore Annapureddy C4, Surya Teja, Panjagutta, Hyderabad – 500082 Contact No.: +91-9550815107 Email: [email protected]

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Global Institute of Gaming and Animation (GIGA – A division of Centum learning LiMItEd) Global Institute of Gaming and Animation (GIGA) is an extended arm of Everonn, the world’s largest networked education organisation. GIGA studios, is an upcoming animation, gaming and VFX studio dabbling in executing national and international projects as well as providing extensive and well-equipped training aimed at making animation students ready for instant employability in the industry.

www.giga.ac.in

Year of Establishment: 2009 Employee Base: 101-150 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements The producer of award winning 3D IP, ‘THE MUSHROOM EMPIRE’. (Finalist at NASSCOM Animation Super pitch 2009)

Sanjeev Duggal GIGA, Everonn House, Industrial Estate, Perungudi, Chennai – 600096 Contact No.: +91-44-42968736 Email: [email protected]

GoLive Gaming Solutions PRIVATE LIMITED GoLive Gaming Solutions Private Limited provides gaming solutions with a focus on the ‘Indian content’. We build Indian games for the global audience. The organisation’s Global Delivery Model provides for the best resources to be drawn from its vast talent pool across the globe to offer optimal solutions. We are working on creating an integrated gaming platform – the GoLive Portal for schools, cafés and colleges under www.golive.co.in, immersive learning solution in the form of GoLearn, making shopping easy via GoShop.

www.golive.co.in

Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Winner Proto 2010, HeadStart ITsAP 2010, Intel Ultrabook developer contest 2012

Ravi Kiran GoLive Gaming Solutions Pvt Ltd, 326, BII, IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Contact No.: +91-9849518880 Email: [email protected] 28 India’s Game Studio Directory

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Year of Establishment: 2009 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements We own the most popular sudoku game on Facebook. We have more than two million users across our games.

Deepan Chakravarthy Bengaluru Contact No.: +91-9945702482 Email: [email protected]

Hashstash Studios We are an indie game development studio based out of Delhi/ NCR. We have one published title on the Play Store - Zap the Knight. We focus on the Mobile and PC games domain, with our second mobile title in works while we have one PC game in pre-production. We have also experimented with social games and have an interesting social game alpha to demo behind closed doors. We work with a range of technologies that support PC, Mobile and Web platforms and are also comfortable with cross-platform deployments. We also work with digital agencies to build campaign solutions and applications for them.

www.hashstash.in

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Publishing our first game is an achievement we are very proud of.

Kinshuk Sunil A207, Parsvanath Majestic, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Contact No.: +91-9910024895 Email: [email protected] 29 India’s Game Studio Directory

hedgehog lab We are basically a Mobile Agency, which specialises in development of applications for Mobiles and Tablets. But we do have a special love for gaming and look at opportunities to make games. We currently have two games on the App Store and have plans for more games, further in the pipeline. Our games are: Epic Dive BoomBoxes

www.hedgehoglab.com

Year of Establishment: 2012 (Hyderabad Branch) Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements Listed in the UK Top 50 Innovator in Mobile. Nominated for Best Enterprise App Developer.

Krishna Pediredla Flat No. 12, Bathina Apartments, Ameerpet, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Contact No.: +91-40-23412744 Email: [email protected]

Hungama Game Studio Hungama Game Studio, a part of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Private Limited, is India’s first gaming studio which aggregates, develops and publishes gaming content across multiple digital screens – Mobile, PC and Television. The studio owns IP to 400 flash games till date for over 100 brands and has pioneered 100 Bollywood games for numerous production houses. Partnership agreements with leading publishers, distributors, Telcos, ISP’s, DTH providers such as Tata Sky, Connect 2 media, Hollywood Player, BSNL allow the studio to form strong relationships with local and international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Hungama Game Studio owns and operates the internationally acclaimed Ghost Town Mysteries making it India’s most successful downloadable game. Through its own universal Short Code 54646, Hungama Mobile is accessible to over two billion consumers across the world. For more information, please visit www.hungama.org

www.hungama.org Year of Establishment: 1999 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements 2009: FICCI – BAF Awards, Best Online Game for Bollympics. 2012: WAT Awards & PMAA, Best Online Game, Best in India Campaign & Best Innovative Concept for Cricket Stock Xchange. 2012: PMAA for Best Use of the Internet in a Promotion Marketing Campaign.

Neeraj Roy F 1, First Floor, Laxmi Woollen Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai Contact No.: +91-9821124989 Email: [email protected]

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ibexis studios www.ibexisstudios.com

An integral part of Insite Digital Private Limited., Ibexis Studio is a game and app development studio that works on a single philosophy: entertain and engage every user, every time, across platforms. We are an eclectic mix of ideators, designers, strategists, and developers who are passionate about designing and developing games and apps that offer superior quality, great entertainment and absolute fun. Our expertise lies in creating multi-platform games and apps that are user-friendly, aesthetically designed and provide highly enjoyable entertainment experiences to people across geographies. So, whether you’re a game enthusiast or an app lover, our creations will help you de-stress, unwind, kill time, socialise, and have fun along the way. Don’t take our word for it. Download our games and apps and put them to a test yourself! We are also bringing the tradition of high quality entertainment to the rapidly growing world of social games. Ibexis Studio is committed to establish mobile as the definitive mass market entertainment platform of the world.

Year of Establishment: 2008-09 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements First-of-its-kind, a Multi-Genre Virtual World Game on App Store: Doozy World

Ajay Tripathi Level 5, Reliable Pride Building, Near Heera Panna Mall, Oshiwara, Andheri (West), Mumbai – 400 102 Contact No.: +91-9833191817, +91-22-61578888 Email: [email protected]

Idealabs Interactive www.idealabsinteractive.com

Apps, Games, Widgets and More! We’re a platform-agnostic interactive studio, developing apps and games for PC, Web, Facebook, smartphones, tablets, etc. Our vision is to use the power of interactive technology to create distinctive content. As long as it is digital, we’re game for it! Visit www.idealabsinteractive.com to see our expanded services, our recent work, or spend some time on a trippy game of Pong!

Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Pratik Murarka 342, Kewal Industrial Estate, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400013 Contact No.: +91-22-4004 4481 Email: [email protected] 31 India’s Game Studio Directory

Immersive Games Immersive Games is a licensed developer of games for Sony PS3, PSP, PSN, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii and iOS platforms. In addition, we are a licenced publisher of games for the Sony PlayStation Network. The titles developed by us include Chandragupta: Warrior Prince (PSP, PS2), Battle Royal (PSP), Yamaha Supercross (NDS) and Cursed Mountain (Wii). We have also provided outsourced production services to several external titles. The titles developed and published globally by the organisation are L.A. Gridlock (PSN), Fort Commander: King’s Gambit (PSN), Fort Commander: CounterAttack (PSN) and Beam’em Up (PSN), all playable on PS3 and PSP consoles.

www.immersivegames.co.uk

Year of Establishment: 2009 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, Console Awards and Achievements Our team won the Golden Cursor Award in 2009 in the best console game category.

Dr Santosh Pillai 205 Ashoka My Home Chambers, SP Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500 003 Contact No.: +91-9995940431 Email: [email protected]

Indiagames Indiagames is primarily engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms like Internet, PC, broadband, mobile phones, PDAs and handheld gaming devices. It is India’s largest integrated game developer-publisher across mobile, online and the Interactive Television.

www.indiagames.com Year of Establishment: 1999 Employee Base: 301-500 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Movers & Shakers of 2010 award, Maharashtra Information Technology Award’2009, IDC Enterprise Innovation Awards 2010, ‘FICCI BAF’ Award for Mobile Gaming, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior By Indiagames and Digital Legends Wins at The International Mobile Gaming Awards, FPS 2009 Award, NASSCOM Innovation Award 2008.

Vishal Gondal Vashi International Info-Tech Park, Above Raghuleela Mall. 11th Floor, Sector 30 A, CIDCO Contact No.: +91-22 6771 0700 Email: [email protected] 32 India’s Game Studio Directory

Indusgeeks Solutions PRIVATE LIMITED www.indusgeeks.com

Indusgeeks creates fun, interactive gaming products – for learning, marketing and collaboration. Ages 4-100.

Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Unite (Unity 3D Awards) Nominee for Best Non Game 2011. Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner, 2010. Hottest Product Start-up – Proto.in, 2010.

Siddharth Banerjee 507, Morya Classic, Lokhandwala, Andheri West, Mumbai Contact No.: +91-9833885202 Email: [email protected]

inoXapps Mobile Solutions PRIVATE LIMITED www.inoxapps.com

We make android apps and games.

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements Over 25 million downloads so far.

Nikunj Jain E-106, Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110092 Contact No.: +91-9873164469 Email: [email protected]

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Intelliob Technologies PRIVATE LIMITED Intelliob Technologies Private Limited is an innovation-driven organisation. Intelliob Technologies has built an industrial grade software manufacturing facility equipped with high quality infrastructure. This facility houses a family of qualified, experienced and smart working professionals. Our core values and the principle of unflinching adherence to strictest quality control mechanisms are instilled into these professionals as early as initiation. Intelliob has come to be identified with innovation, quality and reliability over its 10 year existence. Intelliob is all about breaking new ground and setting ever-higher standards by reliably delivering robust, scalable and secure InfoTech solutions.

www.intelliob.com

Year of Establishment: 1999 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements ISO 9001:2008 compliant, Nasscom Member and Microsoft Certified Partner in ISV Software solutions competency.

Mohideen Mustafa 13-C, Sixth floor, Techniplex-II, IT Park, Off Veer Savarkar Flyover, Goregaon West, Mumbai – 400 062. Contact No.: +91-22 28778265 Email: [email protected]

inventVALLEY Software LLP www.inventvalley.com

Casual games development for Mobile, PC and Online platforms. Mobile application development for iOS and Android.

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Omprakash Sonie B-1002, Willows, Near STP Software, Balewadi, Pune – 411045 Contact No.: +91-9881370390 Email: [email protected] 34 India’s Game Studio Directory

IronCode Gaming PRIVATE LIMITED IronCode Gaming is a game development studio focusing on developing and publishing innovative games. Our games are completely developed in-house and we are into end-to-end game development cycle from game design and development to publishing. IronCode is an authorised games developer and publisher for Apple Inc.’s iOS/Mac OSX, an Intel Inc. ‘Elite Software Partner’ and developer of games on Android devices as well. Successful games require great design and execution and over the years, IronCode has built up the ability to do both. IronCode has to its credit some very successful casual games. e.g Pahelika Series: Secret Legends and Revelations, Angkor, Riotball, Turbogem, Last Man Standing. Currently, we are working on the next generation of games for smartphone/mobile devices.

www.ironcode.com Year of Establishment: 2009 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, PC, Console Awards and Achievements First commercially successful PC game studio in India. Our game Riotball was the first ever best selling game from India. Our game Pahelika: Secret legends is the most successful game created by an Indian studio till date.

Pallav Nawani C-4, Dhruv IT Hub, Sector 63, Noida – 201301 Landmark: Near Fortis Hospital. Contact No.: +91-120-4164903 Email: [email protected]

Ironjaw Studios Games are the conduit of emotions and ideas between the players and the games creators. We believe that they are experiences that should entertain through involvement and our objective is to meet this by going back to the roots of gaming, while keeping the scope of our market at its broadest. We are Ironjaw Studios, a Game Development Studio based in Manipal, Karnataka. We are a team that consists of seasoned professionals from the IT industry, experienced artists and game designers. Game titles released so far: 1. Super Rollers (iPad) Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-rollers/ id553477904?mt=8 2. Super Numbers (iphone, iPod and iPad) Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-numbers/ id556502213?mt=8

www.ironjawstudios.com

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements Released two iOS titles in a short span of two months which are highly polished titles: Super Rollers (iPad) Super Numbers (iPhone, iPod and iPad)

Niroop Mohandas 707, Shambhavi Habitat, Vidyaratna Nagar, ManipalPerampalli Road, Manipal – 576104, Karnataka Contact No.: +91-9980060402 Email: [email protected] 35 India’s Game Studio Directory

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www.idaireland.com

JAWMASK STUDIOS Jawmask is basically a game development organisation, ever since its inception. Jawmask has the strength to create high quality games for all major platforms to the various audiences across the world. Our innovative games are more impressive and no doubt this would be liked by everyone.

www.jawmask.com

Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, PC Awards and Achievements We have done more than 30 games including our home products and client products for iPhone and Android. Currently, we are working for Intel Ultrabook games, we are the registered partner for Intel development.

Earnest Arockiaraj 137/ 160, Ram Nagar Seventh Street, S.S. Colony, Madurai, Tamil Nadu Contact No.: +91-9843033406 Email: [email protected]

Lakshya Digital Lakshya Digital is one of the largest game development and interactive entertainment organisations in South Asia having a cross verticle presence in Art Services, Game Development and Learning Games. Lakshya is the authorised developer for Microsoft and Sony PlayStation Home and has worked with major game publishers and developers such as Naughty Dog, EA, Ubisoft, Rockstar, Disney, Yukes and Vivendi (now Activision Blizzard) on over 100 game titles across genres, platforms and technologies including PC, MMOGs, Consoles, Online, Casual, Social, Mobile (iOS and Android), etc. With offices in Gurgaon, San Diego, Tokyo and development studios in Gurgaon, Pune and Singapore, Lakshya is leading the game development movement in India.

www.lakshyadigital.com Year of Establishment: 2004 Employee Base: 301-500 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements SWAT (Services Workflow Automation Technology) is Lakshya’s proprietary ERP application for managing game production workflow. Its deliverable-centric approach lets a client track the progress, review the deliverables and manage deliveries seamlessly.

Manvendra Shukul D32, Infocity 2, Sector 33, Gurgaon – 122001 Contact No.: +91-124-4102086 Email: [email protected]

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Love Handle Developers Love Handle Developers, that’s exactly what we develop, working long hours lovingly and untiringly, providing high-end, state-of- the-art products and solutions – Game Development Studio (iOS, Android & Facebook). Title: Ultimate Flick Cricket for iPad - 2 Player Turn Based Game Ultimate Gin Rummy for iOS - 2 Player Online Multi-player Game Gin Rum Revenge for Facebook - 2 Player Online Multi-player Game Super Santa for iPhone Crazy Birdies for iPhone & Intel App up Store

www.lovehandledevelopers.com Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements We have been able to initiate and formulate internationally acknowledged processes to our clients in USA, UK and Canada. We have worked with YTV Canada, Microsoft/MSN, T-Mobile, Paramount Vantage, DreamWorks Pictures, Nintendo, Code Master, Kunoichi and Collideascope.

Kirupa Shankar L 69/1, Rubicon Manor, Lindens Road, Kilpauk, Chennai-600010, Tamil Nadu Contact No.: +91-9884287321 Email: [email protected]

Maharaja Games Founded in 2004, Maharaja Games is the premier online games development studio based out of Mumbai, India. Servicing clientele which includes some of the biggest names in media & entertainment industry internationally (Warner, Cartoon Network, Disney, etc.), Maharaja Games has carved a niche for itself and is a trusted name for quality online games development worldwide. Developing games on various platforms such as Flash, HTML5, iOS and Android among others, MG’s multi-faceted team prides itself in being early adopter of cutting-edge technology and being at the forefront of the game development ecosystem in India. Be it social games or hardcore MMOs, games for PCs, smartphones or tablets, or all of them cross playable, MG’s porfolio has plenty of each.

www.maharajagames.com

Year of Establishment: 2004 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements One of the very few in the world to develop crossplatform online games (cross playable between various platforms and a multitude of devices). Amongst the first studios in India to develop games on Facebook (way back in 2007).

Vishal Golia 321, Prabhadevi Industrial Estate, 402, V. S. Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai – 400025 Contact No.: +91-22-24327215 Email: [email protected] 38 India’s Game Studio Directory

Manthan Studio Manthan Studio is a four-year-old gaming organisation based out of India. Focused in making Interactive, Multi-player high quality user interface games, Catalogue of over 40 games. (Augmented Reality, NFC, BBM, OTA) integrated interactive games in the catalogue, Present in App stores worldwide. Over 10 million downloads of games. One of the leading gaming alliance partners of RIM (BlackBerry). Our games ‘Pong Shot Reloaded’, ‘Brain Academy’ and ‘Doodle Dude’ were at the No. 1 position in the paid app category of BlackBerry Appworld. Our games are pre-embedded in Karbonn Mobile (an Indian OEM). Manthan Studio was covered in the ‘Business World Magazine’ in the Jan second week issue. Manthan Studio was also covered in Business standard. One of our games ‘Pong Shot Reloaded’ was reviewed by ‘My Mobile’, the leading Mobile Magazine of India with 85 per cent rating Please click on the link below to check it out. It was also published in the BlackBerry Advt. in ‘The Times of India’ on December 6, 2011 a leading newspaper in India across all the metro cities.

www.manthanstudio.com

Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Our Games ‘Pong Shot Reloaded’, ‘Brain Academy’ and ‘Doodle Dude’ in the top paid downloaded BlackBerry games from the BlackBerry Appworld. Manthan Studio covered in Business World, Business Standard, Times of India, My Mobile.

Ranjit Singh 215, HB Estate, Sonegaon, Nagpur Contact No.: +91-9049997193 Email: [email protected]

Mech Mocha Game Studios Mech Mocha Game Studios is an independent game development studio, founded by two students of IIIT, Gwalior. Incubated under the student start-up accelerator programme of IIIT, Mech Mocha believes in teaming up with talented and passionate programmers, artists, animators, musicians to create high-end quality products and IPs. Currently working on their first iOS title ‘PABLO and the Puppet Punch’, the team is working like Mechs to make it an awesome audio-visual experience.

www.mechmocha.com

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements –

Arpita Kapoor IIIT, Gwalior Contact No.: +91-9752954812 Email: [email protected]

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MediaTek India MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor organisation for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. MediaTek is a pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products. With the acquisition of Noida-based Pixtel Media Technology in 2004, MediaTek established its operations in India. By introducing the concept of total solution by providing not only mobile chipset but also completed hardware and software reference design, MediaTek broke the unfair competition model in which international giants monopolised key parts, and helped to establish India’s own domestic supply chain.

www.mediatek.com

Year of Establishment: 2004 Employee Base: 151–200 Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements MediaTek has been awarded ‘Best Innovation in Mobile Video Technology’ at the sixth National Telecom Awards 2012 and ‘Best Technology for Mobile Phone’ at the fifth National Telecom Awards 2011 by CMAI Association of India.

Grant Kuo A 4&5, Third Floor, Logix Park, Sec-16, NOIDA – 201301, Uttar Pradesh Contact No.: +91-120-4343900 Email: [email protected]

Medma Infomatix PRIVATE LIMITED Medma Infomatix Private Limited is one of the fastest growing IT organisation in the region which provides quality web and mobile solutions to its clients worldwide. No matter in which part of the world you are located, we provide you our expertised services by utilising the power of next generation technologies. Till date, we have completed hundreds of projects in USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius, Austria, Switzerland and in many other parts of the world.

www.medma.net Year of Establishment: 2005 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements IT Supplier of the Year 2010 by an Australian organisation Game Development Services: Location Based Games (Mobile Platform) Card Games (Mobile Platform & Facebook) Quiz Games (Mobile Platform & Facebook) Fun Casino Games (Mobile Platform & Facebook) Kids Games (Mobile Platform & Facebook)

Harsh Jaiswal 6 La Place Bunglows, Hazaratganj, Lucknow Contact No.: +91-522-4005700 Email: [email protected]

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Milestone Interactive Group Milestone Interactive Group was founded in 1997 with a vision to create a multi-faceted business, catering to the Indian gaming industry. Milestone’s divisions include Game Distribution – a pioneer distributor for console and PC games in India and engaged in marketing and distribution of interactive game software, game peripherals and hardware of dominant global game publishers; Information and Communication Technology – is engaged in distribution of prominent brands; Game4u – India’s premium multichannel retailer of PC and video games, game consoles and related accessories and Publishing and Digital Services – offers compelling casual games on digital mass formats including; mobile devices (Android, iOS, Windows Mobile), PC Casual/Social platforms, Digital iTV and Smart TV applications.

www.milestoneinteractive.com

Year of Establishment: 1997 Employee Base: 151–200 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements –

Jayont R Sharma First Floor, Nimbus Centre, Off New Link Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai Contact No.: +91-22-42764000 Email: [email protected]

MIT Institute of Design MIT Institute of Design is one of the premier institutes for Design Education in India. MITID started its operations in August 2006. MIT Institute of Design is an initiative started under the guidance of today’s leading minds of Design Education in India, and we plan to develop its identity as a research and training institution of the highest international quality. Eventually planned to be a Design Habitat in a couple of years from now, MIT Institute of Design, is offering programmes at both, Graduate and Post-Graduate level. MIT Institute of Design is based on the philosophy of ‘Sadhan’, ‘Sadhana’ and ‘Sadhya’ under the able guidance of the seniormost faculties of design in India.

www.mitid.edu.in Year of Establishment: 2006 Employee Base: 101-150 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Saloni Kacholia won the Vedanta Creating Happiness Design Competition. Anurag Sarda for his international achievement in winning the First Place at the Time to Care Sustainable Design Award held by Victorinox Swiss Army, Switzerland.

Prof. Anant Chakradeo Rajbaug, Loni Kalbhor, Pune – 412201 Contact No.: +91-20-30693615 Email: [email protected]

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Mizcoin We at Mizcoin create great mobile products (games and applications) for iOS, Android and Windows platforms which are unique in their own way. We wish to set benchmark and promote game development in India.

www.mizcoin.com

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements Games developed by team Mizcoin reached in Top 10 free apps on iTunes store.

Nikhil Aneja New Delhi Contact No.: +91-9990288388, 8130417747 Email: [email protected]

Mobox Labs Mobox Labs is a games development outfit currently focusing on casual iOS games. Bleeding-edge technology, fresh, innovative, different and creatively different are some keywords we use to describe Mobox Labs. Our studio consists of about 15 people who work in sync to create fun and addictive iOS games. Android and Windows 8 will soon follow.

www.moboxlabs.com

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements –

Ankush Gupta 702 Concord CHS, NS Road No. 10, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai – 400049 Contact No.: +91-9820091347 Email: [email protected] 42 India’s Game Studio Directory

Nextwave Multimedia PRIVATE LIMITED Over 10 years in the industry, delivering digital presence, entertainment, e-Learning, Catering to clients in India, Europe, USA in digital media creative and technology solutions. Product development expertise gained through unique experience and depth of domain knowledge Products Content development and Content Creation Tools – Comics and Presentation (for Tablets, Mobiles and PCs) Game development – Created over 100 apps/games for Mobile and Tablets Comics, Audio novels and Music, through own production and alliances.

www.nextwavemultimedia.com Year of Establishment: 1995 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Nextwave’s Bowling wizards among Techsparks 2012’s APP4INDIA Top 10 apps. Won the Intel AppUp Developer Grand Prize Award in the ‘Most Innovative Application Category‘ for their app ‘Comics Creator’. Hit21 Deluxe wins at ‘Nokia Calling All Innovators 2011’ for Nokia N8.

Rajendran P R No. 1A, 2nd Street, Dr. Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034 Contact No.: +91-9841020231 Email: [email protected]

Ofio Labs www.ofiolabs.com

We are an early stage game development organisation based in Bengaluru, India and are working on developing games for the Mobile Gaming market across all platforms.

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements Two titles releasing in Q4 2012.

Kiran Lingaraju, Rahul Mansabdar, Vasudev Masur #710, Eighth Main Road, RT Nagar, Bengaluru – 560032 Contact No.: +91-9738185991 Email: [email protected] 43 India’s Game Studio Directory

Orange Byte Studios Founded in 2010 by Eric Dillen, Rahul Singh and Lambert Shadap, Orange Byte Studios is a professional sound production studio which provides exceptional sound services to the video games industry. Both composers, Eric and Rahul are musically trained and have degrees in audio engineering. Orange Byte Studios’ core experience and expertise lies in the creation of custom music composition, sound design, character voiceovers, consulting, implementation, mixing and mastering.Our team of composers, audio engineers and sound designers are well-versed in audio production, implementation in the game environment and are able to work with game developers of different sizes, budgets and needs. Using online collaboration tools, we are able to provide total remote audio assistance and solutions to our clients based anywhere around the globe.

www.orangebytestudios.com

Year of Establishment: 2010 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements To list a few, here are some of the games studio to which we have provided music, sound design and character voiceovers: Jump Games, EC Interactive, Mango Games, This Way Up, Irojaw Studios, Indusgeeks, Gamianaw

Eric Dillen, Rahul Singh, Lambert Shadap Winsway Complex, Flat 601, A Wing, Court Lane, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400069 Maharashtra Contact No.: +91-9869118781/9619138015 Email: [email protected]

Pacnet Pacnet is Asia’s leading communications provider delivering integrated high performance data delivery and hosting services on a unified platform. Pacnet has recently launched its CDN services For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.

www.pacnet.com Year of Establishment: 1999 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements 2012: Pacnet named Best International Wholesale Carrier at Telecom Asia Awards 2012. 2011: Pacnet won Best Pan-Asian Wholesale Offering at Capacity Awards 2011. 2009: Pacnet won Organisation of the Year for Excellence in Growth at Frost & Sullivan Awards.

Sunanda Das Unit 2, First Floor, Innovator Block, International Tech Park, Whitefield Road, Bengaluru – 560066 Contact No.: +91-8066166425 Email: [email protected] 44 India’s Game Studio Directory

Pichuka Labs Exclusive gamification division to help those clients, who are in non-gaming applications/process by integrating game dynamics and mechanics to drive a desired user behaviour towards business objective.

www.pichukalabs.com

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

G Raghavendra Achari No. 79/32, Second Floor, Balakrishnan St Extn, Seventh Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai – 83. Contact No.: +91-9790903247 Email: [email protected]

Pinaka Interactive Pinaka Interactive is an independent game design studio, founded in June 2011, based in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, that handles Game and App Design for iOS, Android and Flash.

www.pinakainteractive.com

Our motto: To Design, Create and Entertain!

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements –

Purnima Iyer and Deepti Raavi Navi Mumbai Contact No.: +91-7303713377 Email: [email protected]

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Pinigames Started in 2003 as a PC game developing organisation, after some unsuccessful attempt switched to service sector (programming games and engines for PC/consoles). In 2009, again started independent development. While all the games are waiting for a serious launch on a popular platform, all were profitable due to awards and funding from Intel. We develop through our own multiplatform game engine. Keeping native game code we achieve high efficiency with technologies like Android NDK, Adobe Alchemy. Our team is expert in 3D game development and cool features like 3D physics/rag-doll, shaders and various effects with render-totexture techniques.

www.pinigames.in Year of Establishment: 2003 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Intel AppUp Developer Challenge 2011, Digit MeeGo AppMania (Grand Prize), Winner of some categories in Intel LevelUp 2010 International and India, and finalist in many. Award winning games: Journey to the Poles, Balloon Aliens, Make My Home.

Mahendra Pilania 372/36 Sikar, Rajasthan Contact No.: Email: [email protected]

Pixelloid Pixelloid is an award winning animation, visual effects and gaming studio. We delivered over 75 feature film visual effects and create assets for games.

www.pixelloid.com

Year of Establishment: 2005 Employee Base: 101-150 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements Young Creative Entrepreneur – Screen 2010 by British Council. Best VFX Nandi – 2006

Yugandhar Tammareddy #1098, Third floor, KPR Building, Road 36 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad – 500033 Contact No.: +91-4023540632 Email: [email protected] 46 India’s Game Studio Directory

Pixeltek Gaming Solutions PRIVATE LIMITED Pixeltek is a premier game art outsourcing studio based in Mumbai, India. In the past eight years, Pixeltek has delivered on an array of AAA titles, as well as multiple social and casual games. In the last year, Pixeltek has teamed up with US-based Phoenix Online Studios to develop original content for international markets.

www.pixeltek.com

Year of Establishment: 2005 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Worked on Assassins Creed 2, Ghostbusters, iRacing Motorsport Simulations, World in Conflict, Anno, Spellforce 2, TimeShift, The Silver Lining, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Meet the Robinsons, and many more!

Vitek Goyel Ground Floor, Samundar Point, Behind Samundar Mahal, Dr Annie Besant Road, Mumbai – 400018 Contact No.: +91-22-43114611 Email: [email protected]

PlayBuff Studios PRIVATE LIMITED PlayBuff Studios Private Limited was incorporated with the aim of developing thrilling mobile games of global standards on iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows platform under the brand name of PlayBuff. We have 20 game titles on Nokia Store, three on BlackBerry Appworld, two on Google Play, two on Windows App Hub and three high quality games on Apple Appstore.

www.playbuff.com Year of Establishment: 2009 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements With over 36 million downloads, we are amongst the ‘top 28 developers globally to have more than 25 million downloads on Nokia Store’. Not only are we amongst the few Indian organisations to have 3D racing games on Appstore, our recent addition reached the Top 25 on US Appstore with over 100,000 downloads in first three days.

Tarun Kumar Tower-B, Third Floor, DLF Building, IT Park, Chandigarh Contact No.: +91-172-4024771 Email: [email protected] 47 India’s Game Studio Directory

Playpower Labs Playpower Labs makes fun Math games for the Web and Tablet platform. Our games build core Math skills that provide a foundation for success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Our games are uniquely designed to produce detailed learning data for players, parents and teachers. By combining cutting-edge learning science and world-class design, we are powering the future of learning!

www.playpowerlabs.com

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, PC Awards and Achievements 2011 – National STEM Game Design Competition. 2010 – Marvell Semiconductor Mobylise USD. 50,000 Grand Prize Winner for Educational Tablet Application.

Kishan Patel A3, CEP 011, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar Contact No.: +91-9724332824 Email: [email protected]

Playright Studios Playright Studios is an up and coming game development studio. With headquarters in California, USA and Bengaluru, India, Playright Studios focuses on development in Mobile, Xbox360, PS3, Wii, and PC gaming. Our services include development of client IP’s, from designing, planning, implementing and testing. In addition to this, we also develop our own IP’s.

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: 101-150 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console

Our goals are to deliver high quality products to our clientele. We work closely with our clients in the design and planning process to ensure the development is done to their satisfaction. We possess experts and experience in a variety of unique project developments in the gaming industry. With the experience of many diverse pipelines and projects, we are prepared and organised to undertake any game development ventures.

Awards and Achievements Animal Bites features fun and addictive 3D gameplay, including 30 levels of single memory game play and an additional group mode play. To unlock all the medals, clean out the cavities as fast as you can. Ranger Dave needs help cleaning deer’s cavities, treat his teeth carefully or he may bite!

www.playrightstudios.com

Niranjan Sirsikar #23, First Cross, TCP Layout, Horamavu Post Contact No.: +91-9845067969 Email: [email protected]

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Pyrodactyl Games www.pyrodactyl.com

Pyrodactyl is an indie game developer that makes role playing games with their own unique twists. Pyrodactyl has released two games - Will Fight for Food and A.Typical RPG for the PC and Linux platforms.

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: PC Awards and Achievements -

Arvind Raja Yadav 29, Girdhar Marg, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan Contact No.: +91-9414047825 Email: [email protected]

RJ Softwares RJ Softwares is a leading game development organisation based out of Kolkata, India. The organisation was established in 2001 as an outsourcing unit and quickly gained a loyal and reputed clientele. In 2005, we launched our first game - LEXULOUS. The game received immense popularity and helped evolve us into a game development organisation. Today we are committed to creating high quality, socially connected games and have over five million active users who encourage us in our ventures.

www.rjs.in

Year of Establishment: 2001 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements PC World Top 100 Products of the Year 2008

Rajat Agarwalla Block 11, Space Town Complex. VIP Road, Raghunathpur, Kolkata - 700052 Contact No.: +91-9830033217 Email: [email protected] 49 India’s Game Studio Directory

Rolocule Games Rolocule Games is an award winning game development organisation that creates 3D – realistic, casual and social video games for Tablets and Smartphone. We strongly believe that the cocktail of technology and art often creates magic. Driven by millions of happy users our games are developed using our own advanced game engine. We aim to entertain the world through interactive games that everyone can play. We have released three successful games so far most recently being ‘Flick Tennis: College Wars’ and others include ‘Super Badminton’ and ‘Touch Squash’.

www.rolocule.com

Year of Establishment: 2010 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements Flick Tennis: College Wars has won the People’s Choice Award at the prestigious International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March 2012.

Rohit Gupta 301/302, VENTURA, Sno 134/1, Main ITI Road, Aundh, Pune – 07 Contact No.: +91-20-60507656 Email: [email protected]

RZ2 Games PRIVATE LIMITED RZ2 Games is India’s most accomplished video game development organisation. Our state-of-the-art studio is staffed by a diverse and experienced team of international and Indian professionals. As a full service game developer, we can build your product from concept through production and get it out to hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. RZ2 Games is a pioneer in the development of unique and technically sophisticated gaming applications. Our gambling products cover the entire online spectrum from Poker to Sports Betting and full on Casinos. RZ2 Games’ products have passed the scrutiny of the world’s strictest gambling authorities and are licensed for operation in Malta, Sweden, Europe, Brazil, South Africa and other worldwide locations.

www.rz2games.com

Year of Establishment: 2006 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements –

Christopher Whaley Office # 2 and 3, Sixth Floor, Bhanav Apartment, Near Mahalaxmi Temple, Panaji, Goa – 403001 Contact No.: +91-9561092576 Email: [email protected] 50 India’s Game Studio Directory

S.A.G.E. Studios S.A.G.E. is a six-year-old video game development organisation situated in New Delhi, India.

www.studio.sageinfolabs..com

S.A.G.E. Game Development Business Unit specialises in outsourced game production services. We deliver high quality game production services including game design, game art, game programming and quality assurance/game testing. We do development for the PC, Web and Mobile platform using all the latest game engines (Flash, UDK, Unity3D). We also specialise in online multi-player games using SmartFox Server and uLink Server.

Year of Establishment: 2006 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Priyadarshi Chowdhary 73, Second Floor, Prem Complex, Taimoor Nagar, New Friends Colony, New Delhi – 110065 Contact No.: +91-9891000258 Email: [email protected]

Shephertz Technologies PRIVATE LIMITED ShepHertz Technologies Private Limited (http://www.shephertz. com/) was incorporated in July 2010. ShepHertz is and access channel and technology agnostic cloud computing platform (PaaS) service provider. App42 Cloud Platform is their flagship product, based on which their other products are built. They have taken an ecosystem approach where they want to provide Mobile, Web, Social, SaaS, TV and Gaming App developers a One-Stop-Shop for all their cloud needs. From very simple to complex reliable and robust Apps can be developed in a very short time and without any cloud resource management thereby reducing time, cost and effort.

www.shephertz.com

Year of Establishment: 2010 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, Console

Shephertz App42 Product line AppWarp http://appwarp.shephertz.com/ - Multiplayer game developers can use ShepHertz Massive Multiplayer Gaming and Virtual World platform

Awards and Achievements -

App42 Cloud API (Backend as a Service) http://apps.shephertz. com/ - 300+ Cloud API’s to develop Mobile, Web, Social, SaaS, TV and Gaming Apps.

Gurgaon

Siddhartha Chandurkar

Contact No.: +91-9910174725 Email: [email protected]

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Shivam Sai Gupta Terror Attack: Project Fateh

www.shivam.me

Smart Ball 3D The Mystery of the Stonewood Manor Gold’s Gym 3D Walkthrough (Patna) Wiroc2009 Medical Quiz for Dr. Taral Nagda Bone Surgery Animation for Dr. John Mukupadhay

Year of Establishment: 2010 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, PC Awards and Achievements Winner of Intel Level Up Contest 2010 Honoured by Maa Vaishnav Devi Seva Samiti 2010 INK Conference Fellow 2010 Speaker at [email protected] Speaker at TEDxGateway

Shivam Sai Gupta Block No. 15, Flat No. 129, Rajendra Nagar, Patna, Bihar Contact No.: +91-9334756386 Email: [email protected]

SKJ Technologies Private LIMITED SKJ Technologies Private Limited specialises in game/application development for Mobile and Web platforms. We have expertise in development for Web, iOS, BlackBerry, Android, J2ME, Facebook and Amazon Web Services platforms. We have been Tier I supplier to Reliance Communications in the past.

www.skjapp.com/ Year of Establishment: 2009 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Mr Saurabh Jain has written India’s first book on Java ME (J2ME) technology. He has also written a second book on Java ME (J2ME) since then. The founder - Mr Saurabh Jain - has recently been given the title of ‘BlackBerry Elite’ by Research in Motion (owner of BlackBerry brand).

Saurabh Jain 406, Surya Kiran Building, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi Contact No.: +91-9811000106 Email: [email protected] 52 India’s Game Studio Directory

SmartCloud Infotech PRIVATE LIMITED Ex-Electronic Arts folks, focused on developing apps and games for smartphones and tablets, deployed using cloud technology – for the global market – primarily out of Pune, India. We provide outsourced end-to-end design to deployment services to individuals and large organisations. We deliver good quality work, on time, at reasonable prices.

www.smartcloudinfotech.com

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements The founding team has over 60+ years of industry experience at leading organisations such as Electronic Arts, Pepsico, Unilever, Globallogic and Healthtrans.

Gajanan Sakhare Survey No. 81, Opposite Satellite Tower, Koregaon Park Annex, Pune – 411001 Contact No.: +91-9922253331 Email: [email protected]

SOURCE ANIMATION PRIVATE LIMITED SOURCE is a full service game/interactive content design studio.

www.sourceofindia.com

Year of Establishment: 2004 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Rajnish Arora Malad West, Link Road, Mumbai-400064 Contact No.: +91-9322519678 Email: [email protected]

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Spiel Studios Spiel™ is a global game development organisation focused on creating innovative quality games for all platforms. With offices in United States and India, Spiel™ has the resources and technology to create high quality entertainment content for virtually any gaming device on the planet.

www.spiel-s.com Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Console Awards and Achievements Received awards for: FICCI BAF Awards 2007 Motorola Game Dev Challenge 2008 Manthan South Asia 2010 Developers and Publishers of ‘The Sealink’, ‘Traffic Master’ and ‘Propel Man’ for the iOS platform. Featured in Top 10 UK and Top 50 in US Appstores.

Mohit Sureka 7, Swastik Society, Gulmohar Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai – 400056 Contact No.: +91-22-26115995 Email: [email protected]

SQS India Infosystems PRIVATE LIMITED The SQS Group (SQS) is the world’s leading specialist in software quality. This position and its expertise stem from more than 30 years of successful consultancy operation. The organisation’s main competitive advantage is its strong methodology, based on decades of project experience. Over this period of time, the organisation has also developed extensive specialist knowledge in many vertical markets. With more than 7,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong customer base, including half of the DAX 30 organisations, almost one third of the STOXX-50 organisations and 20 FTSE-100-organisations. Among the clients, there are names like Allianz, Daimler, JP Morgan, Reuters, Volkswagen and some of the leading publishers in consoles and mobile space from US and Europe. Within our games testing practice, we provide a large variety of services ranging from Publisher QA, Pre-Certification, Localisation, Mobile and Compatibility. In addition to this, SQS brings to the table highly skilled testing types such as Load Performance, Automation, Security with use of commercial as well as OpenSource tools.

www.sqs.com Year of Establishment: 1982 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Tested over 50+ games of various genres on all leading consoles and handheld devices. Successfully tested award winning games in various categories, involved in testing AAA titles declared as Game of the Year – 2012 as well as Top Grossing application on iTunes and Android Market place for 2011 and 2012.

Girendra Kasmalkar SQS India Plot No. 25/1, MIDC Phase III Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park Hinejwadi, Pune – 411 057 Contact No.: +91-20-39166000 Email: [email protected]

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Systematix Infotech PRIVATE LIMITED Systematix Infotech offers wide range of technological solution covering every small and large need of their client. Our professional and skilled team works on cutting-edge technology to develop advanced and scalable solution. Systematix can help you in tasks involving enterprise portal solution or integrating disparate systems. We define the right architecture, pick the right tools and implement.

www.systematixinfotech.com/

Year of Establishment: 1995 Employee Base: 201–300 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements ISO 9001-2000

Ashish Mahajan Plot No. 67,P.U.-4, Commercial Area, AB Road, Indore Contact No.: +91-9893705083 Email: [email protected]

Tata Elxsi LIMITED Tata Elxsi’s Gaming Division finds synergy between its embedded technology, which works at the backend of most telecom, and computing peripherals as well as VFX and animation for advertising, motion picture and much more. A strong IP platform along with multi platform expertise makes us a trusted partner. The gaming division of Tata Elxsi like all Tata group organisations stands for utmost dedication and trust. Tata Elxsi is the world’s first organisation to be certified at SEI CMMi Level 5 for product design workflows – a testimony to its quality focus, which translates into higher reliability, low design risks and improved time-to-market.

www.tataelxsi.com/games/

Year of Establishment: 2001 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Mobile, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Three times National Award winners

S Nagarajan ITPB Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru – 560 048 Contact No.: +91-8022979123 Email: [email protected]

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Tavant TEchnologies Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we were founded in 2000. With 800+ global workforce, we serve customers in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. We have deep expertise in the gaming industry. Our offerings for the game industry: Community Portals Online Platform Services Social Games Casual Games Business Intelligence and Game Telemetry Game Development Tools

www.tavant.com/gaming Year of Establishment: 2000 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Great Place to Work (R) in 2012, 2009 and 2007 Dataquest Best IT Employer five years in-a-row since 2007 BusinessWeek top global unsung innovator. SiliconIndia top 20 IT services organisation for the last three years.

Sarvesh Mahesh #12, CSRIE-II, Guava Garden, Fifth Block Koramangala, Bengaluru – 560 095 Contact No.: +91-80-41190300 Email: [email protected]

Technicolor India PRIVATE LIMITED Technicolor India is a multi-dimensional facility within a single location providing a cutting-edge confluence between art, technology and entertainment. Technicolor India offers world-class design, authoring, media production and delivery services, animation and visual effects for motion pictures and television broadcast productions. Over the course of the last few years, Technicolor India has grown rapidly and boasts of a world-class facility, talented team of artists, engineers, technicians and programmers, creative work environment, international partnerships and a brilliant body of work. Majority of Technicolor’s clients are major studios across the world. Leveraging its past experience in providing services to global clients, Technicolor has developed the expertise and knowledge to take them to the next level.

www.technicolor.com

Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Oscar nominations Emmy Award winners VES Award winners MPSE Golden Reel Award winners And many others!

Biren Ghose Level 9, Navigator, ITPL, Whitefield Road, Bengaluru – 560066 Contact No.: +91-80-40461234 Email: [email protected] 56 India’s Game Studio Directory

The Awesome Game Studio (TAGS) Founded in 2012, TAGS has already established its presence by focusing on its own IP and also working on some of the world renowned IPs. Major focus of TAGS is to make quality games on console and mobile devices.

www.theawesomegamestudio.com

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Sold close to million copies of mobile shooter game. Team credited to develop India’s first global PS3 game and only XBOX 360 game.

Rajat Ojha Rama Naidu Studio, Filmnagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Contact No.: +91-9885783474 Email: [email protected]

TheGameMinistry.com TheGameMinistry.com is India’s first true gaming portal. We cover all the news related to Indian gaming scenario including indie games, indie dev talks and more.

www.TheGameMinistry.com

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: PC, Console Awards and Achievements –

Chirag Chopra Online Contact No.: +91-9899003282 Email: [email protected]

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This Way Up This Way Up was started by Amit Goyal and Arjun Gopal in 2011 with the objective to create interesting, unique and high quality mobile games. The organisation is currently focused on developing a portfolio of original games.

www.thiswayup.in

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements –

Amit Goyal and Arjun Gopal 13/2, Nehru Enclave (East), Kalkaji Extension, New Delhi – 110019 Contact No.: +91-9999798365 Email: [email protected]

Toonz Animation India PRIVATE LIMITED Toonz Entertainment specialises in the production, world-wide sales and distribution of animated feature films, direct to video content and television series. Toonz Animation India Private Limited, a major provider of animation to the top US and European producers, is one of South Asia’s most admired animation studios. Founded in 1999, Toonz’s client list includes the biggest names in media and entertainment like Marvel, Hallmark, Paramount, Disney, BBC and Cartoon Network. Toonz Animation offers its world-wide clientele, end-to-end animation services including 3D animation, 2D animation (digital and traditional), Flash, Stop Motion and VFX on a full spectrum of media platforms. The Animation Magazine has heralded the organisation as one of the top 10 multimedia studios in the world. The sprawling, 18,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art studio is based in the electronic city of Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram. Over 300 artists work in this facility staffed with top creative professionals from across the world.

www.toonzanimationindia.com Year of Establishment: 1999 Employee Base: 301-500 Nature of Business: PC Awards and Achievements Hanuman Immortal -2 wins the FICCI BAF 2012 Award for Best Animated Film. Gaturro’ wins FICCI BAF-2011 ‘Best Animated Feature’ Award and ‘Little Kalari Warriors’ wins ‘Best Animated Promo’ Award. ’Gaturro’ wins the inaugural ASSOCHAM - EME 2011 Award for the ‘Best Animated Feature Film’.

Jayakumar Prabhakaran Nair 731-735 Nila, Technopark Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Contact No.: +91-471-3042500 Email: [email protected]

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Trine Games Trine games is a game development and publishing division of Trine Entertainment Limited, headquartered in Mumbai, India. Ever since its inception, Trine games has strived to create innovative and high quality games for all major platforms. Our Games: Street Cricket Champions Move Street Cricket Ra:One the game SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny Yoga

www.trinegames.com

Year of Establishment: 2006 Employee Base: 101-150 Nature of Business: Console Awards and Achievements –

Sangam Gupta 301 302 B Wing Interface, 16 Off Link Road, Malad (West), Mumbai Contact No.: +91-22-40311111 Email: [email protected]

Tuttifrutti Interactive Tuttifrutti Interactive is a casual game development studio launched in 2007 with a vision to ‘develop games that would be loved by gamers beyond barriers’. Visit us at www.tuttifrutti.in We develop C++ cross platform games (Win/Mac/iPad/iPhone and Android), Multi-player/Online games (Flash) and 3D Interactive demos. We are a software partner of Intel and our first casual title ‘Antique Mysteries: Secrets of Howard’s mansion (Hidden Object Adventure)’ was recently launched in bigfishgames (Win/Mac). It was nominated to reader’s all time favourite hidden object game picks in gamezebo. And we believe our passion will steer us to greener shores.

www.tuttifrutti.in Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Our first casual title ‘Antique Mysteries: Secrets of Howard’s mansion’ recently launched in bigfishgames. Nominated second to reader’s favourite picks on gamezebo.com. Casualgameguides.com rated it 3/3 stars for uniqueness and 4/5 stars for quality.

Co-Founder/Mg Partner: Ajish G Habib Ashram Top Road, Kizhhakkekara, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam Contact No.: +91-485-2833967 Email: [email protected] 59 India’s Game Studio Directory

Ubisoft Entertainment India Private Limited Started in May 2008, the studio has been developing games on DS, 3DS, iPhone, iPad, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Online. With 250+ employees in eight verticals having technical expertise in 3D, graphics, artwork, development, quality control, sound and audio, general management, business intelligence and marketing the studio houses remarkable creativity and capability. With employees not only from India but around the world, Ubisoft Pune is one of the largest developer and publisher of video games in India with successful titles like Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Rayman, Raving Rabbids, Just Dance, to name a few.

www.ubisoftgroup.com

Year of Establishment: 2008 Employee Base: 201–300 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Special Jury Award at FICCI BAF 2010 for 100 all time favourites DS.

Jean-Philippe Pieuchot Level 6, Building No. B-3, Kumar Cerebrum, Kalyani Nagar, Pune – 411006, Maharashtra Contact No.: +91-20-66424500 Email: [email protected]

underDOGS Gaming Studio Based in Mumbai, we at underDOGS Gaming Studio are passionate about developing proficient video games and apps across various platforms like Online, iOS and Android. We deal with major gaming portals in the business for creating state-of-the-art games worldwide. underDOGS’ existence is based on one motto-Making Dent in the Gaming Universe!

www.underdogsthestudio.com Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Developed more than 30 flash games in less than a year. Launched first IP ‘BLOW THE FLOW’ in iOS and Android markets which featured as recommended game in various mobile games distributing sites. Press article on the game for movie called ‘Yeh Khula Aasman’.

Vaibhav Chavan F-125, Dreams The Mall, Bhandup West, Mumbai – 78 Contact No.: +91-9833575804 Email: [email protected] 60 India’s Game Studio Directory

VectaGames We are into serious social game, gamification and crowdempowerment. Is a new venture of an international team with deep experience in games and gamification. We are into home, business and education sectors.

www.pixelfountain.co,uk

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Gamification experience of 11 years, game design 17 years, awarded block buster games in every genre to credit.

Ajay Hooda 383 Vasundhra Lyt, 12th Main, Anantnagar Ph-3, Electronic City, Bengaluru – 560100 Contact No.: +91-9886779719 Email: [email protected]

Virtualinfocom Our organisation comes as a breath of fresh air to our customers as being an entity that provides a host of different services such as game development, animation under one roof. We have dedicated our professional lives to providing solution to all our customers’ needs and desires.

www.virtualinfocom.com Year of Establishment: 1998 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements Innovators and Leaders Award 2012 by BCC, EIILM in 2012 Star Enterprise Award 2011 Best Game Development Training Institute DIT 2010 Leader and Innovator by CMO Council.

Arijit Bhattacharyya VIC Computer Paschimpally, Agarpara, Kolkata Contact No.: +91-9830082617 Email: [email protected]

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VirtualSoft VirtualSoft is a studio engaged in design, web and animation. Currently we’re working on our first 3D Game Project – Waveryder in collaboration with a UK-based studio. We’re also working on our own IP Board and Card Games.

www.virtualsoft.in

Year of Establishment: 1996 Employee Base: 201–300 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Waveryder is coming soon to a device near you! A Card game franchise is expected to take the children by storm very soon!

Vineet Raj Kapoor SCO 186-188, IV Floor, Sec 17-C, Chandigarh Contact No.: +91-9872546753 Email: [email protected]

Vril Interactive We are a game development studio started by avid gamers with varied experience in all facets of the gaming industry. We are primarily focused on serious game development. Our portfolio includes mobile games and apps developed for proprietary and external clients. We are a team of 18 and growing quickly to a strength of 25, within the next three months. We work out of a 100 seater, fully equipped office in the heart of Chennai. Our Services: Game Design 2D/3D Art VFX/Storyboarding/Post Processing Game Development/Gamification Game Testing

www.vril-interactive.com

Year of Establishment: 2012 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, PC, Console Awards and Achievements –

Manoj Prasad #39A, VSM Garden Street, Jaffarkhanpet, Chennai – 600083, Tamil Nadu Contact No.: +91-44-42550805 Email: [email protected] 62 India’s Game Studio Directory

Xaxist Arts LLP Xaxist Arts is a creative digital agency specialising in delivering world-class creative solutions. We put together creative thinking, innovative design and technological know-how to bring out exquisite user-centric solutions to meet your business goals. Our major forte is developing adver-games for social and mobile platforms. Some game titles include Space Duck, Chicken and Egg, Pizza Mania, Idiots Brain, Robo Cleanz, Spanish for Lovers, Coupon Monster, Thick Kick, etc.

www.xaxistarts.com

Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: 11-25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC Awards and Achievements –

Anup Sarode 4, Shri Gokul, Tarwala Nagar Contact No.: +91-9970289754 Email: [email protected]

Xoriant Xoriant Corporation is a product development/engineering and product consulting services organisation. It provides full life cycle software development, engineering services, product implementation, integration and support services to businesses from its headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA and global delivery centres in New Jersey, United Kingdom and India. Xoriant helps their clients realise their business vision through best practice based implementations and customised technology solutions. Xoriant has a Gaming Centre of Excellence wherein games are produced for Mobile and Social media channels like Facebook. Games: Fantasy football - Facebook Gilli danda - WP7 Pipemania - WP7, Symbian Falldown - Symbian

www.xoriant.com Year of Establishment: 1990 Employee Base: 501 and above Nature of Business: Mobile, Social Awards and Achievements Wiki encyclopedia built by Xoriant was ranked seventh in the category ‘Access to Knowledge’ of the Nokia Global Create for Millions contest. PocketListings developed by Xoriant was ranked second in Business and Finance category of the Nokia Calling All Innovators contest.

Girish Gaitonde Fourth Floor, Winchester High Street, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai, Mumbai – 400076 Contact No.: +91-22-30511000 Email: [email protected] 63 India’s Game Studio Directory

Xtreme Gaming Private limited Xtreme Gaming (XG), a privately held organisation, based in New Delhi, is India’s leading gaming marketing and e-sports management organisation. Established in 2007, the organisation has been instrumental in launching high-end hardware, technologies and concepts with a professional approach in gaming industry. We act as a strategic partner to your business and conceptualise and develop marketing strategies to help you achieve your business objectives.

www.xtremegaming.in

Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: 26–50 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Represented India in international e-Sports championships like World Cyber Games (WCG), Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) and IeSF World Championship etc. Won two bronze medals.

Ashish Gupta C 68, DDA Shed, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-1, New Delhi – 110020 Contact No.: +91-11-41666671 Email: [email protected]

Yellow Monkey Studios PRIVATE LIMITED www.yellowmonkeystudios.com

Yellow Monkey Studios Private Limited is based in Mumbai, India. As an independent studio, we constantly strive to put India on the global game development map with fresh and original ideas. Our games include: HUEBRIX, It’s Just a Thought and Finger Footie.

Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: – Nature of Business: Mobile, PC Awards and Achievements HoPlay 2011, Bilbao, Spain - Best Original Idea – It’s Just a Thought

Shailesh Prabhu 102, Pruthi Apts, Prabhat Colony Road, Santacruz East, Mumbai Contact No.: +91-9819721758 Email: [email protected] 64 India’s Game Studio Directory

YesGnome, LLC YesGnome makes games for mobile platforms such as iOS and Android, specialising in SIM, RPG and strategy games. Our first success, Fairy Tale City, combines popular fairy tale stories with all elements of city building. This game shows high retention and monetisation, and enjoys an extremely loyal user base. YesGnome games are supported by our powerful SocialKinesis technology, a back-end web service that allows us to control the game experience dynamically, in real-time, and on the basis of powerful analytics.

www.yesgnome.com Year of Establishment: 2011 Employee Base: 51-100 Nature of Business: Mobile Awards and Achievements Two of our games, Diner Rush and Forest Cafe – were featured in the new and noteworthy section of the App Store. We have also worked in collaboration with D3Publisher to bring out Madagascar: Join the Circus, a game based on the latest Madagascar3 movie by DreamWorks. The game has been downloaded four million times till date.

Sridhar Muppidi #8-2-120/113/1 to 5, Second Floor, Ablock, Cyber Towers, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034 Contact No.: +91-40-40207817 Email: [email protected]

Zatun Zatun is in the business of online and mobile gaming, from PCs to iPads to iPhones and Androids. We take your game concept and turn it into realty – a lead-generating, cash-making game platform that represents your organisation, whether you’re a game developer or a global enterprise looking to ‘go viral.’ We offer game development for iPhone, iPad, Android, Facebook Flash games and Game Art on all platforms including Smartphones, Tablets, Handhelds and Consoles. At Zatun, our team adapts to your game development needs, not the other way around. We work the way you work, delivering only those elements you require.

www.zatun.com Year of Establishment: 2007 Employee Base: 11–25 Nature of Business: Mobile, Social, PC, Console Awards and Achievements Our PC Game ‘The Legend of Vraz’ has won the Best PC Game Award at FICCI BAF Awards 2010 in Mumbai. Our iPhone Game ‘I Luv Chocolat’ has been nominated for ‘Best App of the Year’ at NDTV Tech Awards.

Abhinav Chokhavatia 1, Laxmikunj, Behind NID, Museum Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Contact No.: +91-9979232586 Email: [email protected] 65 India’s Game Studio Directory

List of India’s Game Studios – Areawise Apart from the official entries, the following list of studios was user generated on the NASSCOM Gaming Forum Group on Facebook.

MUMBAI Nileegames - www.nileegames.com Apar Games - www.apargames.com Changyou.com - www.cyou.co.in Fun Element - www.funelement.co.in Games2win - www.games2win.com Gamiana - www.gamiana.com Hungama - www.hungama.com Indiagames - www.indiagames.com Idealabs Interactive - www.idealabsinteractive.com Indusgeeks - www.indusgeeks.com Insite Digital/ibexis studios - www.ibexisstudios.com Kreeda Games - www.kreeda.com Mile Nine Studios - www.mileninestudios.com Mig33 - www.mig33.com Nazara - www.nazara.com Orange Byte Studios (Professional Game Audio Services) orangebytestudios.com Octane Tech - www.octanetech.com Pinaka Interactive (Game Design) - www.pinakainteractive.com Playcaso - www.playcaso.com Synqua Games - www.synqua.com Spiel Studios - www.spiel-s.com Trine Games - www.trinegames.com underDOGS Gaming Studio - www.underdogsthestudio.com Yellow Monkey Studios - www.yellowmonkeystudios.com

DELHI/NCR Hashstash - www.hashstash.in Fleon Inc - www.fleongames.com CCPRO Games - www.ccprogames.in Geek Mentor Studios - www.geekmentors.com Lakshya Digital - www.lakshyadigital.com Arthah Games - www.arthahgames.com Babel Media - www.babelmedia.com ibibo - www.ibibo.com PlayUp - www.iplayup.com This Way Up - www.thiswayup.in Exigent- www.exigent3d.com Thinking Monkeys - www.thinkingmonkeys.com Ironcode Gaming - www.ironcode.com iEnergizer- www.ienergizer.com Backyard Game FactorRy- www.backyardgamefactorry.com Mizcoin : www.mizcoin.com

BENGALURU 5 Shells - www.5shells.in Atman Software- www.atmansoftware.com BitRhymes - www.bitrhymes.com

Dhruva Interactive (including GameTantra) - www.dhruva.com Digital Chocolate - www.digitalchocolate.com Dumadu Games - www.dumadu.com Evelyn Software Labs - www.evelynsoftwarelabs.com Fun Voltage - www.funvoltage.com Hashcube Technologies - www.hashcube.com KA05 Studios - www.ka05studios.com K2 Network - www.gamersfirst.com Knowledge Adventure - www.knowledgeadventure.com MadRat Games - www.aksharit.com Mango Games - www.mangogames.com Permeative Technologies - www.permeative.com Phantasm Games - www.phantasmgames.in Playdom - www.playdom.com Playright Studios - www.playrightstudios.com Realaxis Software - www.realaxissoftware.com Sourcebits - www.sourcebits.com Technicolor India - www.technicolor.com Tech Tree IT - www.techtreeit.com Tharle Games - www.tharle.com Xentrix - www.xentrixstudios.com Zynga - www.company.zynga.com

HYDERABAD The Awesome Game Studio (TAGS): www.theawesomegamestudio.com Version2Games - www.version2games.com (website not responding) Bluegiant Interactive - www.bluegiantinteractive.com Gameshastra - www.gameshastra.com Immersive Games - www.immersivegames.co.uk 7 Seas Technologies - www.7seastech.com Agni - www.agniinteractive.com Drona Labs - www.dronalabs.in Electronic Arts - www.ea.com Griptonite/ Glu - www.griptonite-india.com Golive Gaming - www.golive.co.in Little Red Zombies - www.littleredzombies.com Purple Talk - www.purpletalk.com Roach Intereactive - Gameloft - www.gameloft.com YesGnome - www.yesgnome.com Toonheart Studios - www.toonheart.com

KOLKATA Ani2Pix - www.ani2pix.com Overcloud9 - www.overcloud9.com RJ Softwares - www.rjs.in VirtualInfoCom - www.virtualinfocom.com

JAIPUR Pyrodactyl Games - www.pyrodactyl.com Pini Games - www.pinigames.in

GWAILOR Mech Mocha Game Studios - www.mechmocha.com

CHENNAI Apar Games - www.apargames.com 7 Seas Technologies - www.7seastech.com Nextwave Multimedia - www.nextwavemultimedia.com/index.html VirtualMaze - www.virtualmaze.co.in

Vapssky Technologies - www.vapssky.com Animantz - www.animantz.com Ighna Creativz - www.ighna.com Mamba - www.mamba.org.in RAL Software - www.ralsoftware.com Vril Interactive - www.vril-interactive.com Punflay - www.punflay.com Axham Games - www.axhamgames.com Pixeldruids Studios - www.pixeldruids.com/games Smackall Games - www.smackall.com Prasan Games - www.prasangames.com iNexgen Games - www.inexgengames.com

PUNE Rolocule - www.rolocule.com Bitsits - www.bitsits.blogspot.com Ubisoft - www.ubisoft.com/, Pune Studio - www.ubisoftgroup.com/enUS/about_ubisoft/world_presence/studio_pune.aspx Jump Games - www.jumpgames.com 7 Level Studios - www.7levelstudios.com Codewalla - www.codewalla.com Sumo Digital - www.Sumo-India.com (not working) MindTickle Interactive - www.mindtickle.com Xerces Technologies - www.xercestechnologies.com WMS Gaming - www.wms.com Lightning Fish Games - www.lightningfishgames.com SmartCloud Infotech- www.smartcloudinfotech.com

MANIPAL/UDUPI IronJaw Studios - www.ironjawstudios.com 99 Games - www.robosoftin.com

KOCHIN CSharks - www.csharks.com ChaYoWo Games - www.chayowogames.com

NAGPUR Manthan Studio - www.manthanstudio.com

AHMDEBAD Zatun - www.zatun.com

KANPUR Bhramm Technologies - www.bhrammtech.com Apar Games - www.apargames.com

GANDHINAGAR Playpower Labs - www.playpowerlabs.com

VISAKHAPATNAM Codeline Games – www.codelinegames.com

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