Hello, It has been quite some time since I blogged. This is because of the hectic schedule due to the release of Asura. That being said, NGDC + Unite happened last week, and I figured, now would be a good time to share our experience at the show this year! **Please note that From here on in this blog, please consider the term NGDC or Unite as the same event** Nasscom Game Developer Conference 2017 was held last week, but unlike previous years, it was in collaboration with Unite, an event hosted by Unity, creators of the Unity game engine. It goes without mentioning that Asura was at the show with full force, heck, we had three booths(Show-off!). You might wonder that our tremendous presence is because we have amassed a lot of cash in our coffers post Asura’s release, however, allow me to shatter that notion of yours! We paid for a tablespace for Asura, but we also got a free Kiosk at MWU( Made with Unity). Then two days before the show, we received an email notifying our nomination for the NGDC Game Of The Year Award. Nomination grants us a free tablespace as well, and we tried to make the most of it. Now I agree that we could have asked for a refund and showcased Asura at two booths but the point of such shows it to as much of a presence as possible and that is why my friends, Asura was hacking and slashing at three booths at NGDC + Unite. The Made With Unity Kiosk which was offered to us was fantastically built. Each booth was separately placed, and they provided us with a free 42′ inch TV so that we could showcase our game. Check out our booth! If there is one thing that is in my agenda at NGDC, it is to check out what every other dev is working on and by far this was the best roster of games that I got to play at the show. Some of these where games showcased to me personally and others were up on the show-floor. I would like to share them all with you in case you might have missed so sit back, relax and check out some of the fantastic games from the Indian Games Industry! Zombie Bloxx Zombie Bloxx is a horde based game wherein tons of zombies are trying to tear you down block by block. You get a variety of powerful weapons to unleash on your hungry enemies like dropping a nuclear bomb, transforming into a dragon and incinerating them, etc. I got a chance to play Zombie Bloxx last year at IGX on a handheld device but now it is on PC, and it plays amazingly well! Possession Possession by Lucid Labs is a 3D isometric puzzler about perspective, a family, and their possessions. It was an amazing and soothing experience to play this game. Chirag has a knack for creating a simple yet effective design as always, and with Possession, it is quite apparent that he is pushing his abilities as a designer. Loved it and can’t wait to play more of it. Mukti Mukti by Underdogs studio & Wandermind labs is an exploration game wherein you explore the museum filled with rich Indian heritage and culture to unfold the truth behind the mystery and Vikram’s whereabouts, all in this beautiful Indian Museum. They won the Upcoming Game Award, and I am looking forward to the release next year. Raji Raji by Nodding Head Studios is an action adventure game set in ancient India. Raji, a young girl is chosen by the gods to fight against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny is to rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura . These devs are pouring their blood and sweat into their project, and the awesome sauce is totally visible for you to check out. They are on Kickstarter and in need of your support, back this piece of art and let’s make it a reality. You also play the demo HERE! Kill ‘Em All Kill ‘Em All in development at Approar Studios is a first-person endless zombie survival shooter based in a post-apocalyptic city. You have to survive through the incoming hordes of flesh-eating zombies who are relentless. You get to pick up tons of weapons to obliterate them. You can check out the demo HERE and share your feedback to the devs. Alter Army Alter Army by Vague Pixels is what happens when two teenagers infuse their charm and epicness to create a video game. It is a fast-paced 2d action platformer currently in development. I have been raving about this since forever now and you should play the demo if you haven’t already. PLAY THE DEMO HERE! Forgot the name of the game -_- Forgot the name of the game : I was idling around our booth when three 17-year-olds came up to me to showcase their game. I am not much of a mobile gamer, and I hate side-scrollers in Mobile, but these guys proved me wrong. They had cooked up a side-scroller akin to limbo wherein you play as a Soldier platforming through the harsh obstacles on the battlefield. It played well for the most part, and I was super impressed by it. Unfortunately, I forgot the name of the game for which I apologize, but it is inspiring to see such young folks whip up such incredible stuff. Keep it up you devs if you are reading this and please PM me the name of the game on social media! Bot Rod Bot Rod is a labor of love by Holy Cow Productions, Hobo Interactive, and The Circus. Currently, in development, It is a high adrenaline racing game set in a futuristic world. You play as one of the cute and charming characters in their bot racing around beautiful tracks. There are plenty of tricks and weapons you can use to overtake your opponents. They are not only creating a well-polished game but also are producing amazing trailers and cinematic short of it. I would love to someday have a toy of one of their characters in my collection. Gowtham, Vijay if you are reading this, PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN! On the final day of the show, Rajaram and his team from Jambav interactive showcased me his two upcoming games and boy oh boy am I glad! Stack & Crack Stack & Crack is a puzzle game about four cubes and their relationship. I think this was one of the most polished games which aced in executing its design.