Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya was announced Brand Ambassador of the Video Game Festival 2015
After witnessing a exhilarating and a successful outcome in the previous year, Dumadu Games in association with the Government of Karnataka (IT), G2A and Vmax hosted India’s Biggest Gaming Galore – Video Game Festival 2015 recently.
Bengaluru reveled in the second edition of the gala and saw twice the surge in the fervor and festivities with gaming enthusiasts across the country coming to showcase their gaming talents and win whooping prize pool worth Rs 15 Lakh. The fest also showcased various exciting, fun-filled Established as well as Indie games for online PC gaming, mobile gaming and console gaming.
“The overwhelming response we received from participants, gaming developers and the industry stalwarts last year, motivated us to make a comeback in a much larger and enhanced way. It encouraged us to further continue using VGF as a medium to provide the gamers and developers from across the country the kind of exposure they deserve. We intend to nurture casual hobbyists and novice gamers, hone their skills and gradually transform them into a professional gamer. We strongly believe that with the gaming interaction slowly booming in India, it is progressively creating a lot of job opportunities for these gaming aficionados,” said Narasimha Reddy, Co-Founder and Director of Dumadu Games, a Bengaluru-based Leading cross-platform game development company.
After being announced as the Brand Ambassador of the Video Game Festival 2015 at the event, Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya said, “It is extremely delightful to be part of such an exciting galore and watch so many talented gamers in their zone. Video Game has been almost every kid’s favorite hobby. I have personally enjoyed playing video games. VGF has proven to be the ultimate dais to showcase some of the extremely skilled gamers and developers. It is also creating abundant number of opportunities for these gaming aspirants to demonstrate their talents on an International level and grab a plethora of opportunities. I strongly believe E-sports should be promoted as a separate category following the lines of other prominent sports like cricket, football, hockey etc.”
Sanath participated in the developers meet, one of the exclusive highlights of this year’s Video Game Festival and also launched a new game, Dream Run, developed by Dumadu Games at the fest. A special session “Sanath Cricket Zone” was organized at the venue where he played cricket with the other players at the venue.
Rohit Dahda, Head of G2A India Marketing said: “India is emerging as one of the most prominent market of game lovers and we are happy with the response of buyers on the digital marketplace of G2A.COM and this is the reason we are bringing FIFA 16 for our customers to get recharged much before the real game. Our unique offering is expected to pull more and more new buyers along with existing and we are hopeful to see rising number of game buyers.”
Video Game Fest is a great way to promote gaming as a career and motivate many gaming enthusiasts to pursue it as a profession. VGF authenticates the fact that there are so many budding gaming talents in the country and I hope it inspires universities across the country to convert a casual gamer to a professional game developer.”
In addition to this, G2A, Digital Global Marketplace that offers extensive variety of digital products and games marked their presence by exhibiting some of the games specifically developed for the Indian market such as Oculus rift, FIFA 16 etc. Some of the games showcased at the Video Game Festival were Asura: Rise Of The Demon King, Bomb Bros, Scribbled Arena, The Light Inside Us, Chennai Bus Parking, World Cricket Championship 2, Last of the Survivors etc.