Reliance Games has announced GameHack, the first of its kind pan-India game development and pitch competition for Indie developers and students, who have the passion and talent to create their very own mobile game or compete to showcase their existing games to win global publicity, funds and publishing contracts.
Anand Ramachandran, Design Director, Tiny Mogul Games; AS Rajgopal, CEO, NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud; and Manish Agarwal, CEO, Reliance Games were present for the launch of GameHack today in Bangalore.
Game Hack will travel to six cities starting from Bangalore and move on to Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, New Delhi & Mumbai to provide a stage to over 200 Indie Studios (1500+ developers) and tech students from 70+ colleges in India to hear inspirational talks, provide amazing networking, glimpse future technology and showcase their talent in the big indie pitch in April.
The finale will provide an opportunity to meet the biggest names in the global mobile games industry, learn from experts behind the big brands, meet global gaming media, and network with publishers and investors looking for the next big thing and ready to put their money on the line.
“India has great potential in the mobile gaming space and is an emerging destination for building games that can become global hits. Game Hack offers a great platform to get practical advice, be inspired by the hottest indie developers, meet publishers and international media, and best of all provides a glimpse into the future talent that will be wowing us in years to come. ” says Manish Agarwal, CEO, Reliance Games
“Gaming is a very exciting space and is revolutionizing personal entertainment. With the proliferation of smart phones, we are seeing an accelerated interest from all age groups. We are delighted to be associated with the Game Hack initiative and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of those who are building the next big game from India. We will enable the game development & hosting with our cloud services. We are also rolling out exciting incentives on our Cliques – Personal Cloud Service platform, for indie developers and students who are associated with Game Hack” says AS Rajgopal, CEO, NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Technologies.
The participants can submit their final entries for Game Hack before 20 March 2015 at www.game-hack.in. The entries will be shortlisted by a panel of experts and the top 20 finalists will be mentored by a global team of game producers, game development and design specialists with over 100+ years of combined experience for a period of six weeks, leading up to the grand finale in April 2015.
The finalists will compete at the big indie pitch to win global publicity, investments and publishing contracts, and a cash prize of Ten Lakhs, with an add on opportunity to be incubated at the Reliance Games studio.