Indian mobile gaming is one of the top five in the globe for mobile gaming and it is growing at a very fast speed. The gaming world of India has around 628 million users and it is worth roughly $1 billion (£760 million) till 2020. The popularity of mobile gaming is increasing due to its cost and the trend of smartphones. Playing a game in any android phone is way cheaper than playing a console game. The popularity of mobile games is such that now smartphone makers are designing phones specially for games as their priority.
In India, people have more android phones than Apple phones. Hence, the number of android games are more. So, let’s know top 5 trending android games in India.
1- PUBG Mobile
Hit the market of mobile gaming in 2018, Player Unknown’s Battleground by the game developer Tencent has taken over the world of mobile gaming since its launch. In 2019, the game generated revenue of the whooping $496 million with a growth rate of 652%. PUBG has become not only India’s but world’s top grossing android game as well. The game took the place of ‘Arena of Valor’ to be the highest grossing android game. You can play the game with your facebook friends against online players from any corner of the world.
Seeing the popularity of the game, Tencent also came up with the lighter version of PUBG as PUBG Mobile Lite. The lighter version is specially designed for the android devices having 2GB or less RAM as it uses only 400 MB to be installed in the device. Game enthusiasts can enjoy the lighter version without compromising with the quality and essence of the game.
2- Clash of Clans
The game is trending not only in India but its rating shows the worldwide appeal of the game. Supercell, the game developer launched ‘Clash of Clans’ and it has garnered revenue of dollar 2.5 billion so far. Though, the game doesn’t charge any penny to play the game but it offers many in-app purchases to play smoothly. Being a clan based game, it requires the players to form villages and clans to win over the opponent clans. It’s a strategy game to save own’s village and clan from attackers. Players can play with online players and also can invite their friends.
3- Call of Duty: Mobile
With in no time, Call of Duty reached in the list of top 5 trending android games in India. Indian was the second to download the 13 million gaming app of Call of Duty launched by Tencent in collaboration with game publisher Activision. It was launched in all the countries where Google Play & App Store are part of mobile phones. Call of Duty:Mobile has seen over 10 Crores downloads of the game
since its launch. Players can play solo, duo or in a team of four players against 100 opponents in a single map.
4- Clash Royale
Game developers of Clash of Clans, Supercell released the Clash Royale as well. Like Clash of Clans, the players have to defend their clans and towers from opponents. But unlike the former, they can do it at the same time. Players can defend attackers by collecting dozens of cards and it requires real time strategy to make with the friends playing the game together in a clan. The friends interact to form a clan and they are able to share cards to build their battle community. Also, clan members can challenge each other for fighting private duels. Clash Royale generated revenue of over $1 billion in the year 2016 when it was released.
5- 8 Ball Pool
Developed by Miniclip, the very popular 8 Ball Pool is one of the highly trending multiplayer pool games. The game app of 8 Ball Pool has been downloaded by 500 million game enthusiasts and is considered the best online pool game in India and in the world as well. It can be played against online players and can invite friends to play also. With every winning of each round, all the coins of the opponent comes to the winning player. It has a level system to rank up and play against the player of same rank and earn more coins. Players can also invite their friends via facebook link to play as an opponent.