First-ever India pavilion inaugurated at Game Developers Conference


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The first-ever India pavilion has been inaugurated at the prestigious Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The coming up of India pavilion reflects a new dimension of the bilateral relationship between India and the US. The event witnessed the participation of WinZO co-founders Paavan Nanda and Saumya Singh Rathore, India’s Consul General in San Francisco K Srikar Reddy and Deputy Consul General Rakesh Adlakha.

The inauguration saw the launch of the ‘India Gaming Market Report’. It was done in collaboration with the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) and its member WinZO.

According to the report, India’s gaming market is expected to grow from USD 3.1 billion in 2023 to USD 6 billion in 2028.

“The online gaming sector in India is burgeoning and initiatives such as these would go a long way in fostering collaboration between the two nations, including investment, innovation and content. We envision a future where our combined creativity fuels the next wave of gaming excellence,” said USISPF president and CEO Mukesh Aghi.

Consul General Reddy underlined the significant potential of India’s digital economy, its youthful demographic dividend and the compelling power of storytelling in propelling the growth of the gaming sector.  “Each participant present at the India pavilion today serves as a digital ambassador, showcasing not only their work but also representing India on the global stage. It’s gratifying to witness companies like WinZO actively supporting and collaborating with game developers, enabling them to export their content and gain global recognition,” he said.

According to the India Gaming Market Report, the gaming industry in India currently employs 1,00,000 professionals and is expected to create over 2,50,000 jobs in the coming decade.

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