Gaming is still in its infancy
Inaugurating the recent Game Developer Conference in Pune recently, it was interesting to find 800 enthusiastic youngsters packing the hall and listening to experts talking about the state of the industry as well as the myriad
opportunities that await ambitious new game development companies. However a word of caution here. While the other segments that sprouted in the industry, business process management, engineering services, global captive centres and even product companies are all approaching critical mass, the game development business is still in infancy in our country and we have a long way to go to aspire to be at the level of even a China and Korea in the gaming industry. At a $300 million revenue level, the size and scale may be small today but the rapid proliferation of the internet and the capability enhancement of mobile phones at a rapid clip are both catalysts for rapid growth and increasing attention share for this exiting segment of India’s IT industry.
An industry that has hitherto
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