Viral war game PUBG has been gaining a victory in the online gaming sweepstakes in India since 2019. But a new grasp of gaming applications is now giving rise to surges in India. Enter ScarFall: The Royale Combat, an online and offline action survival game that originated as one of the top Made-in-India apps in the gaming category in the recent Atma Nirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
More About ScarFall by XSQUADS
Surat-headquartered, XSQUADS Tech launched ScarFall in October 2019. It has arisen as one of the top apps in the gaming sector in the recent Atma Nirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. XSquads is a prominent game development company in India. Xsquads are serving on Unity3D platform for game advancement. A place that draws together smart and talented people from a variety of professional and artistic backgrounds following together the company’s vision.
The Indian origin app has far surpassed 1M monthly active users (MAU). Jamish Lakhani, Founder & CEO of XSQUADS Tech, says his gaming app competes with rivals like PUBG, Call of Duty & Counter-Strike.
The Idea of building an Indian-origin action game
The founder proclaims that constructing an action game app is “not easy”, putting in that it took him three years and 15-16 hours of endeavour each day to develop with a game like ScarFall. When he started building Scar Fall, he did not know how to make a world-class app, so he kept understanding and developing the game, one day at a time.
Considering the challenges faced, Jemish tells getting IT resources – readily available in Bengaluru or Gurugram – was a crusade since his startup was based in Surat. But he needed an Indian app in this category, so he persisted. ScarFall debuted on Google’s Play Store in Diwali 2019 and was soon available on Apple’s iOS.
What is the Game Plan?
Jemish explains his app did not get friction initially but was soon found out by some YouTube influencers, who surveyed the app with dignity as it was an India-made one. India has a total of 628 million gamers, who are charmed by hundreds of creators with desirable gaming possession. The online gaming sector is launched to cross $1 billion in earnings this year, according to Statista. The vast market has also generated enormous investor interest.
“We started gaining traction slowly. Within less than one year, we have clocked 80,000 daily active users (DAU) and one million monthly active users (MAU),” Jemish says.
Bootstrapped XSUADS Tech is not glancing to raise external funding as of now. Jemish declares he wishes to keep focusing on upping the game for ScarFall and plans to launch tournaments after “we are over coronavirus”.