Pocket Gamer has concluded, leaving a few very happy indie developers. Xigma Games is one of them as they just won INR 10 Lakh (1 million) as the first prize at the first ever Reliance Games Pocket Gamer in Bangalore.
Bangalore, 16 April 2015 – The event took off at Hotel Lalit Ashok in the morning as many finalists waited eagerly for the announcement of the results from The Very Big Indie Pitch. 22 games managed to reach the finlas. [pullquote]22 games managed to reach the finals.[/pullquote]The announcement was the event that marked the conclusion of Gamehack 2015. Before the Finals in April at Pocket Gamer Connects, Bangalore, Game Hack travelled to six cities from Bangalore to Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi & Mumbai to provide a stage to over 200 Indie Studios (1500+ developers) and tech students from 70+ colleges in India. As the event started on the 16th, the Big Indie Pitch was the key highlight of Day 1. Here one developer had a chance to win global publicity, investments and publishing contracts all along with a cash prize of Rupees Ten Lakhs, with an added opportunity to be incubated at the Reliance Games studio.
[pullquote]Super Nano Jumpers will be released as a free-to-play game on Android later this year.[/pullquote]‘Super Nano Games’ developed by Xigma Games won the grand prize at Reliance Games’ Pocket Gamer Connects 2015 while ‘Yellow Monkey’ secured the Runners Up position at Pocket Gamer Connects. A delighted Mr. Himanshu Manwani, Founder, Xigma Games said, “For any aspiring Indie developer, the most difficult part is to get noticed by investors, publishers and the media. This is where Reliance Games’ Pocket Gamer’s Connect Bangalore – The Very Big Indie Pitch stepped in. I am very glad to have got this opportunity and having won a sum of INR 1 million and the desired recognition. A platform where I could showcase my game ‘Super Nano Games’ to the Indian and international stalwarts of the mobile gaming industry and receive their feedback and appreciation is a big achievement in itself and could not have asked for more. I am ecstatic with this win and thank the organizers and everyone who believed in my game. Really look forward to seeing this game go live and taking it global.”
Super Nano Jumpers will be released as a free-to-play game on Android later this year, with additional level packs available at an additional cost. An iOS version is expected later.
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