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India’s major game trade group, NASSCOM, held its 2016 event and named four winners for its best video games.

The event was held by India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies at its National Gaming Forum event in Hyderabad, India. The event is a sign of India’s growth in the global games market.

The winners included Game of the Year MaskGun, a first-person shooter title for Android and iOS from June Software. The runner-up was Pelè: Soccer Legend for Android and iOS from Cosi Games.

The Indie Game of the Year was Missing: Game for a Cause on Android by Leena Kejriwal. The Student Game of the Year was Proximity for the PC by Aditya Bhadana. And the Upcoming Game of the Year was Ultimate Parking Simulator, a mobile game from Underdogs Gaming Studio.

“The NASSCOM Gaming Forum Awards 2016 honor Indian developers creating the best video games across all platforms,” said Rajesh Rao, the chairman of the NASSCOM Gaming Forum, in a statement. “The quality and innovation demonstrated from this year’s winners and runner-ups shows off how far the Indian games development and publishing sector has come. This year’s winners, MaskGun Multiplayer FPS, Missing: Game for a Cause, Proximity, and Ultimate Parking Simulator, showcase the best games development talent that the Indian industry has to offer and demonstrates how brands built by Indian developers can appeal to players everywhere.”

NASSCOM was set up as a trade group 10 years ago to provide a common platform to share best practices and knowledge to developers and businesses within the Indian gaming industry. The group has 1,800 members.


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