It looks like the Indian mobile market appreciates home-grown gaming.
Indian mobile developer Mech Mocha revealed to GamesBeat today that its latest release, Chhota Bheem Himalayan Game (an platform runner based off of a popular cartoon character in the country), is No. 1 on Google Play’s chart for top free games in India, beating Cut the Rop: Magic. This is a nice achievement, since it’s difficult for small companies to beat the giants of mobile gaming in any country. While games like Candy Crush Saga come from outside of India, Mech Mocha focuses on creating apps that resonate with Indian culture. The Indian mobile market is expected to grow to $3 billion by 2019 — so it’s encouraging to other Indian developers to see a game from the homeland hit the top spot.
“This just shows how eagerly Indian players are craving for culturally relevant content,” Arpita Kapoor, chief executive officer and co-founder of Mech Mocha, noted in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “This is just the start; we are expecting much more going ahead, as we release some of the most relevant features for Indian market.”
Earlier this month, Mech Mocha finished a round of funding worth $1 million. It will use the money to create more content relevant to Indian culture.