Users can access the closed beta version of battle royale game Indus after registering on Google Play Store
SuperGaming is also conducting an esports tournament to get feedback on various aspects of the game play to further refine the title and add more functionalities
Established in 2017, Pune-based SuperGaming is actively involved in the development of mobile games, including popular titles like MaskGun, Silly Royale, and Tower Conquest
Pune-based SuperGaming’s battle royale game Indus has surpassed the 7 Mn pre-registrations mark.
In a statement, the company said users can access the closed beta version of the game after registering on Google Play Store. This will enable users to obtain the closed beta key to join the pilot run of the game.
“We’re thankful for the community’s response to Indus… Since our last community playtest in our studio, we feel we’re ready to see how the game performs in competitive environments featuring India’s best teams. We’re grateful for their support in building India’s most ambitious battle royale to date,” said SuperGaming’s cofounder and chief executive officer (CEO) Roby John.
Meanwhile, the platform is preparing for its upcoming esports tournament, Indus Esports Invitational, which will have a prize pool of INR 10 Lakh. Of this, INR 5 Lakh will be earmarked for the winners while the runners-up and third-place finishers will receive INR 2.5 Lakh and INR 1 Lakh, respectively.
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) will also be awarded INR 1 Lakh during the esports tournament.
Indus has extended invitations to several prominent teams, including Orangutan, Godlike Esports, Team 8bit, Global Esports, Enigma Gaming, and Reckoning Esports for the esports tournament.
The event will also feature teams comprising Indus content creators, community members, and winners from previous playtests.
The tournament will enable the participants to provide feedback on various aspects of the game play, which in turn will help the game creators refine the title and add more functionalities. Deploying its gaming community to test games has yielded positive results for the company in the past when it used the same tactic to craft other popular titles such as MaskGun and Silly Royale.
Established in 2017 by John, Navneet Waraich, Sanket Nadhani, Christelle D’cruz, and Sreejit J, SuperGaming is actively involved in the development of mobile games, including popular titles like MaskGun, Silly Royale, and Tower Conquest.
In addition to its game offerings, the company is also building its gaming engine, known as SuperPlatform, designed for managing hyperscale, real-time multiplayer games. Its latest project, Indus, focuses on the creation of a futuristic society set within the rich backdrop of Indian civilization, art, and culture. The goal is to provide gamers with a fresh yet relatable and immersive gaming experience.
Recently, SuperGaming released a cinematic trailer for the game, with several characters voiced by prominent personalities and creators such as Olympic pistol shooter Heena Sidhu, Indian gaming YouTuber Techno Gamerz, popular content creators such as Magsplay (Mansi Gupta) and GamerFleet (Anshu Bisht), among others. In just 2 months since late August, the company has added an additional 2 Mn pre-registrations to its kitty.
This comes at a time when online gaming is witnessing rapid adoption among Indian masses. As per a report, the country was home to a massive gamer base of 450 Mn at the end of FY22, a number which is projected to grow manifold on the back of rising internet and smartphone penetration.