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Spotlight on desi games, Ludo King dethrones PUBG
With the entire country locked-in and craving indoor entertainment, India has not just emerged as the world’s largest downloader of gaming apps, but users have sided with desi games.
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A winner: How Ludo became the king of games during the pandemic
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First launched in February 2016, Ludo King's popularity has boomed during lockdown, with a 142% jump in downloads between February and April. While it’s free to download, Ludo King’s May revenue was about $922,000 worldwide, Sensor Tower data show, thanks to in-game purchases.
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are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”
New popularity across the board
Despite its chequered history, ludo has seen a renaissance during this lockdown.
Ludo King, Monopoly & Scrabble Go: Online board games will drive away lockdown blues
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Indians hooked to games during lockdown; highest ever sales and gaming app downloads
Sales of board games in India are soaring like never before amid lockdown.
By rolling the dice, Ludo hits a six but squares up the law
Ludo King, arguably the most popular online game in India that has been downloaded 300 million times since it was launched on Google Play three years ago. There are 6 million daily active users while 75 million in a month are playing it. But as this board game of 4 tokens explode online, is it just an innocuous game from our childhood in its digital version or the starter kit for a gambling addition?
Mobile apps’ usage spikes in lockdown
Monthly downloads of video-calling application Zoom, which is also being used by schools to conduct classes, have increased 17 fold from 500,000 in February to over 8.7 million in March. Gaming and entertainment applications are not far behind either.
Across the board: Ludo helps friends, families separated by borders & quarantine come closer
People are playing ludo across age-groups and time zones.
Vikash Jaiswal: The man who developed a tired, old British board game for mobile phones
Ludo King, published by Jaiswal's gaming startup Gametion, has topped the list since May 2017 with more than 50 million installations on Android phones.
Tencent and Alibaba-Paytm evaluating India's startup gaming market
As Chinese internet cos including WeChat owner Tencent & Alibaba, as well as India’s Paytm, expand ops in the country, they are also looking at gaming seriously to include in their portfolio.
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