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India Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

India Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

Last update: 12 Aug 2020 CET
India Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020 for Android

India has never enjoyed the sort of reputation for game development that countries like Japan, England, Canada, and the United States have earned over the years. However, recently, the gaming industry has begun to shift dramatically in favor of mobile platforms. As a result, India has established itself as one of the top gaming markets in the world.

In this article, we will provide a number of detailed mobile games statistics and insights into the India Android game market with focus on mobile games only. We will cover a number of topics, including: how many Indian game publishers exist on the Google Play Store, how many mobile games they have released, and how Indian mobile games have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, such that only major game publishers and ones with valid Indian addresses on the Android market have been considered. Furthermore, all download statistics are estimates.

How Many Mobile Game Publishers Are from India?

There are more than 5,370 Indian publishers on Google Play out of all 169,530 game publishers. One of the biggest Indian publishers are Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd, Words Mobile, Moonton, Timuz Games, Million games, Nazara Games, Games2win.com, Axis Entertainment, Moonfrog, Nextwave Multimedia . Overall 3% of all game publishers on Google Play are from India. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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Indian
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How Many Mobile Games Are from Indian Publishers?

There are more than 19,299 games from Indian publishers on Google Play out of the 433,566 games. Mobile Games with most downloads of Indian publishers are Ludo King™, Ludo SuperStar, Bottle Shooting Game, Ludo Club - Fun Dice Game, Street Chaser, Carrom Superstar, Carrom King™ - Best Online Carrom Board Pool Game, Callbreak Superstar, Little Singham Cycle Race, Teen Patti Gold - 3 Patti Rummy Poker Card Game . 4% of all mobile games on Google Play are from Indian publishers. Filter for mobile games by publisher country with our tool here.

Percentage
Globally
Indian Mobile Games
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Total Mobile Games

How Are Mobile Games from Indian Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 19,299 games from Indian publishers on Google Play is 3.86 out of 5 stars. This is better than the overall average rating of all mobile games which is 3.66. Mobile Games from Indian publishers on Google Play have on average 3,712 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all games, which is 6,041 ratings. Sort by the best rated game or by the game with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
Indian Mobile Games
3.86 stars
Average #Ratings of
Indian Mobile Games
Average rating of
All Mobile Games
3.66 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Mobile Games

How Many Downloads Do Mobile Game from Indian Publishers Get?

Mobile Games by Indian publishers have an average of 355.24k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all mobile games which is 402.44k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

Download Statistics
Average Downloads Per Indian Mobile Game
Average Downloads Per Mobile Game

How Do Indian Mobile Games Monetize?

3% of games by Indian publishers are paid. That is a lower value of paid mobile games compared to the overall games, where 5% are paid. 87% of games by Indian publishers include ads. That is a higher value compared to the whole world, where 73% games have ads. 26% of games by Indian publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 20% of games.

Paid Mobile Games Indian Paid Mobile Games3% Overall Paid Mobile Games5%
Ads Indian Include Ads87% Overall Include Ads73%
In-App Billing Indian In-App Billing26% Overall In-App Billing20%

Do Indian Mobile Games Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

13% of games of Indian publishers are available on both Google Play and iTunes. But overall they put less effort in publishing on both stores, compared to the average publisher with 18%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

Indian Mobile Games
Available on Both Stores
Overall Mobile Games
Available on Both Stores

Who Are the Top 15 Indian Mobile Game Publishers Based on Downloads?

The following are the top publishers from India that accumulated most downloads.

1 Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd

Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd is on position 1 of the biggest Indian game publishers. Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd is a mobile game development company based in India. Founded in 2008, their mission is to entertain and bring joy to a wide range of audiences across all age groups. Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd has developed the apps Ludo King™, Ludo King for TV, Carrom King™, and Color King. They own 4 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 494.68m+ times.

494.68m+
4
2 Words Mobile

Words Mobile is on position 2 of the biggest Indian game publishers. Words Mobile is a mobile gaming app developer based in India. Words Mobile offers a wide variety of gaming apps, including Football Field Kick, Words Episode, Crossword Quest, Prison Escape, and more. They own 28 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 458.41m+ times.

458.41m+
28
3 Moonton

Moonton is on position 3 of the biggest Indian game publishers. Moonton is a mobile gaming app developer based in India. Moonton has published Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Mobile Legends: Adventure. They own 3 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 337.67m+ times.

337.67m+
3
4 Timuz Games

Timuz Games is on position 4 of the biggest Indian game publishers. Timuz Games is an Indian mobile gaming app developer. Their goal is to make the best games in the world! Timuz Games has established a substantial mobile gaming app résumé, including such games as Fidget Spinner .io Game, Bike Racing 2018 - Extreme Bike Race, Mega Ramp Car Racing : Impossible Tracks 3D, Dinosaur Hunt 2018, and more. They own 45 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 303.35m+ times.

303.35m+
45
5 Million games

Million games is on position 5 of the biggest Indian game publishers. Million games is a gaming app development company based in India. Million games has developed numerous gaming apps, including Counter Sniper Shooting, Impossible Trains, Bus Racing, Reckless Riding, and more. They own 37 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 254.21m+ times.

254.21m+
37
6 Nazara Games

Nazara Games is on position 6 of the biggest Indian game publishers. Nazara Games is a leading mobile games company headquartered in Mumbai, India. Their operations include subscription business, freemium business, and Esports business. They also have a number of independent subsidiaries, including Next Wave Multimedia and NODWIN GAMING, and have invested in the companies Hashcube Inc., Mastermind Sports Limited, Moonglabs Technologies Private Limited, and HalaPlay Technologies Private Limited. Nazara Games has developed the apps Ludo Game- 2019 Best Ludo Classic Game, Hrithik Bike Racing; Bakbuck play Indian Contests,Competitions & Games; TopQuiz - Play Quiz | Win Instant Money via Paytm, and more. They own 45 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 230.73m+ times.

230.73m+
45
7 Games2win.com

Games2win.com is on position 7 of the biggest Indian game publishers. Games2win.com is one of the largest mobile game publishers in the world. They are based in India. Games2win.com has developed Super High School Bus Driving Simulator 3D - 2019, International Fashion Stylist: Model Design Studio, Driving Academy - Car School Driver Simulator 2019, Decisions: Choose Your Interactive Stories Choice, and more. They own 32 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 214.52m+ times.

214.52m+
32
8 Axis Entertainment

Axis Entertainment is on position 8 of the biggest Indian game publishers. They own 95 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 213.19m+ times.

213.19m+
95
9 Moonfrog

Moonfrog is on position 9 of the biggest Indian game publishers. Moonfrog is India's premier game studio. They are focused on building world-class games with delightful gameplay for all to enjoy. Moreover, they believe the Indian market offers the best opportunity in the world right now. Moonfrog has published Baahubali: The Game (Official), Ludo Club - Fun Dice Game, Teen Patti Gold - With Poker & Rummy Card Game, Alia Bhatt: Star Life, and more. They own 11 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 197.79m+ times.

197.79m+
11
10 Nextwave Multimedia

Nextwave Multimedia is on position 10 of the biggest Indian game publishers. Nextwave Multimedia is a mobile gaming app developer focused on building world-class mobile games. Founded 1995, they are based in Chennai, India. Nextwave Multimedia is responsible for the games World Table Tennis Champs, World Cricket Championship 2 - WCC2, World Cricket Championship Lt, World Cricket Championship, and more. They own 13 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 171.12m+ times.

171.12m+
13

What Are the Most Used SDKs by Indian Mobile Game Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by India game publishers. To find out which mobile games integrate the following SDK use our App Market Explorer. We have also aggregated the worldwide Top Ad Network SDKs and other categories.

1 Google Ads AdMob

82% of mobile games from Indian publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 15,251 games. Google Ads AdMob is a mobile advertising platform that enables users to monetize their mobile applications via in-app advertising. AdMob is based on the Google Mobile Ads SDK and serves over 200 billion ad requests a month, with over 1 million advertisers and 1 million apps currently running on the AdMob mobile ad network.

82
15251
2 Firebase

62% of mobile games from Indian publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 11,565 games. Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform SDK that gives app builders the ability to develop their apps faster, without worrying about infrastructure. It includes functionalities like analytics, databases, messaging and crash reporting so developers can move quickly and focus on their users.

62
11565
3 Unity3D

45% of mobile games from Indian publishers have Unity3D integrated. In total 8,278 games.

45
8278
4 FMOD

45% of mobile games from Indian publishers have FMOD integrated. In total 8,275 games.

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8275
5 Google Play Game Services

42% of mobile games from Indian publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 7,783 games. Google Play Game Services is an SDK that provides cross-platform services that gives app developers the ability to easily integrate popular gaming features such as achievements, leaderboards, Saved Games, and real-time multiplayer on their tablet and mobile games.

42
7783
6 Google Play In-app billing

40% of mobile games from Indian publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 7,451 games. Google Play In-App Billing is an SDK that lets developers sell digital content on Android applications. It can be used to sell one-time products, rewarded products, subscriptions, and more.

40
7451
7 Google Drive SDK

40% of mobile games from Indian publishers have Google Drive SDK integrated. In total 7,436 games. The Google Drive SDK makes it possible for app developers to create mobile, web, and desktop apps that leverage Google Drive cloud storage. This includes reading, writing, and syncing files in Google Drive.

40
7436
8 Android Support Library V4

39% of mobile games from Indian publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 7,245 games. Android Support Library V4, developed by Google’s Android team, is a platform that helps app developers manage the release of new API versions. Rather than developing code to handle the provisioning of new features on earlier releases, developers can leverage Android Support Library V4 to provide that compatibility layer.

39
7245
9 Google Analytics

31% of mobile games from Indian publishers have Google Analytics integrated. In total 5,706 games. Google Analytics is an analytics SDK that enables app developers to measure user interactions on their app. It is designed to give developers the tools necessary to collect, configure, and analyze data in order to reach the right audience.

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5706
10 Google Cloud Messaging

28% of mobile games from Indian publishers have Google Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 5,151 games.

28
5151

What Are the Most Used Android Mobile Games Permissions by Indian Publishers?

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by India mobile games publishers. Use our App Market Explorer to filter the Google Play Store by mobile games with specific permissions.

1 Internet Access

android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps. This permission is not required for internet connection however, as the mobile browser provides all apps with the ability to send data to the internet. 96% of the games from Indian publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 18,459 games.

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2 Network Information Access

The android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission can be leveraged by app developers to enable their apps to view information about network connections. This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 90% of the games from Indian publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 17,378 games.

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17378
3 Phone Sleep Mode Preventation

android.permission.WAKE_LOCK gives apps the ability to prevent the phone they are running on from going into sleep mode. This is good for apps, like YouTube, that get extended periods of engagement that do not necessarily require the user to touch the screen or otherwise interact physically with the device. 59% of the games from Indian publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 11,320 games.

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4 Write External Storage

android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE makes it possible for app developers to enable their apps to modify or delete the contents of users’ SD cards. 37% of the games from Indian publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 7,213 games.

37
7213
5 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 37% of the games from Indian publishers use the Billing permission. Total 7,081 games.

37
7081
6 Push Notification

com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE can be used within apps to allow them to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. It should be noted however, that using this service will incur data usage, and malicious apps could cause excess data usage. 36% of the games from Indian publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 6,991 games.

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6991
7 Vibration

android.permission.VIBRATE makes it possible for app builders to give their apps control over the vibrating function of the devices they are running on. 35% of the games from Indian publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 6,801 games.

35
6801
8 Wifi Information Access

App publishers can leverage android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE to enable their app to view information about Wi-Fi networking. This includes whether Wi-Fi is enabled and the names of the connected Wi-Fi devices. 30% of the games from Indian publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 5,731 games.

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5731
9 Install Referrer

Apps often advertise other apps. By leveraging com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE apps can make sure that installs of other apps launched via their ads are properly attributed. 22% of the games from Indian publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 4,251 games.

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4251
10 Read External Storage

The android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission allows app developers to enable their apps to read the contents of user SD cards. 20% of the games from Indian publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 3,819 games.

20
3819

What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in India?

The following shows the official Google Play mobile games top chart of India. 7% of the top games in India are from Indian game publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in India's Grossing Top Chart?

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing mobile games chart of India. 13% of the top grossing games in India are from Indian game publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Arcade Mobile Games in India's Top Chart?

The following shows the official Google Play Arcade mobile games chart of India. There are no games from Indian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Casual Mobile Games in India?

The following shows the official Google Play casual mobile games chart of India. There are no games from Indian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Racing Mobile Games in India?

The following shows the official Google Play racing mobile games chart of India. There are no games from Indian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Action Mobile Games in India?

The following shows the official Google Play action mobile games chart of India. There are no games from Indian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Simulation Mobile Games in India?

The following shows the official Google Play simulation mobile games chart of India. There are no games from Indian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Strategy Mobile Games in India?

The following shows the official Google Play stranegy mobile games chart of India. There are no games from Indian publishers. See the full chart here.