Vikash Jaiswal

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Vikash Jaiswal
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Vikash Jaiswal - Founder of Gametion Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and creator of Ludo King
Born
Patna, Bihar
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndian
EducationBachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from MIT, Bulandshahar
OccupationFounder and Director of Gametion Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Home townPatna, Bihar

Vikash Jaiswal is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the founder of Gametion Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and creator of Ludo King, a popular gaming app developed by Gametion for Android and iOS.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

Early life[edit]

Vikash Jaiswal was born in Patna, Bihar.[2]

Jaiswal pursued his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from MIT, Bulandshahar. As part of his thesis, he created a video game called ‘Eggy Boy’, which was named PCQuest magazine's ‘Game of the Month’ for July 2003.[2] In 2004, Jaiswal graduated from MIT, and moved to Mumbai. He started working as a tech lead for Indiagames Ltd.[2]

Gametion[edit]

In 2008, Jaiswal quit his job and started his own gaming company, Gametion, with an investment of ₹2.5 lakh and a team of seven.[2] Gametion originally created browser games, however it shifted into making game for Android and iOS.[2]

In October 2015, Jaiswal came up with the idea for Ludo King, after coming across a Snakes and Ladders game app.[5] Ludo King was launched in December 2016 and has "the list since May 2017."[3] By November 2017, the game had 120 million users worldwide, of which 'around 100 million were in India, followed by Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Brazil.' [2]

Gametion participated in the IGDC 2019 event, one of the most significant game developer conference in South Asia. [6]

Awards[edit]

Vikash Jaiswal received the Mobile & Tablet Game: Arcade/ Casual (International) in Gaming for Ludo King at the 19th FICCI FRAMES  Best Animated Frames (BAF) Awards.[7][8]

Mr. Vikash Jaiswal has been recognized as "Icons of Navi Mumbai" by the Economic Times group.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How a small Indian studio got 55 million downloads and 10 million DAUs in under a year". pocketgamer.biz. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Sharma, Varda (16 November 2017). "Ludo in the big league". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b Shankar, Shashwati (8 March 2018). "Vikash Jaiswal: The man who developed a tired, old British board game for mobile phones". The Economic Times. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ "The growing craze for online Ludo". hindustantimes.com/. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  5. ^ Ludo King बनाने वाले पटना के Vikash Jaiswal की प्रेरक कहानी | The Lallantop, retrieved 4 March 2020
  6. ^ Bhavani, Divya Kala (27 November 2019). "Highlights from India Game Developer Conference 2019, Hyderabad : Unreal Engine, e-sports competitions, and more". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  7. ^ "FICCI FRAMES 2018 BAF Award Winners Revealed". Animation Magazine. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  8. ^ "FICCI BAF Awards 2018 Winner LIST" (PDF). FICCI BAF. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Icons of Navi Mumbai". Gametion. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.