India to focus on homegrown games, technologies and characters to promote Indian culture in a new initiative

The global gaming industry has experienced unparalleled growth. The Indian government has recognised this and now considers it a potential industry in which the country may establish a dominance. In order to accomplish this, India will shortly establish a digital gaming research effort aimed at generating new homegrown gaming technologies.

According to SERB Secretary Sandeep Verma, the project would be spearheaded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). The initiative’s main goal will be to establish excellent gaming research and development. SERB intends to accomplish this by bridging the gap between academia and the mainstream industry, allowing for the exchange of ideas and resources necessary for game development breakthroughs.

According to Verma’s tweet, one of the initiative’s goals is to develop homegrown game engines and content generators. It will also seek to develop new games and characters that can be patented.

SERB would create three verticals for the digital gaming research effort. The first will focus on R&D in Learning and Leisure Gaming Platforms, so virtual worlds and possibly metaverses might be expected in the next years. Collaborative Technical Design Process: SERB Game Labs will be another vertical. Immersive Game Prototypes with an emphasis on Indian Culture and Values will be the final one.

Another goal of the programme is revealed in the last vertical. It will use homegrown games, as well as related technology and content, to promote and popularise Indian culture. There aren’t many questions about whether this will be good to the country’s gaming industry and economy in general.

We’ve seen Indian companies create their own copies of well-known titles. FAU-G is a recent example, designed to give mobile gamers a battle royale experience following the success of titles such as PUBG: Mobile and Call of Duty: Mobile.

However, there haven’t been many success stories so far. Indian gamers, like the rest of the globe, still rely heavily on games developed in the United States or a few other countries. It will be a welcome difference to see a native production with an emphasis on an Indian setting and characters.

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