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Here Are the Top 5 Gaming Startups to Look Out For in 2022

EWar Games

EWar offers a cutting-edge skill-based mobile gaming platform combines the best and most exciting features and/or functionalities from multiple platforms, thereby providing a one-stop solution for every mobile gamer and/or gaming and esports enthusiast, as well as giving online gamers a platform to compete at the same levels at which bigger and on-ground (physical) sports are played. EWar Games’ superlative mobile gaming platform is available to users in 8 different languages, including English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, and Kannada etc. From casual games like Ludo, Candy Crush, TappyBird etc. to gruesome battle games like Call of Duty and Free Fire, card games like Poker and Rummy to fantasy games like Fantasy Cricket – EWar’s mobile app surely has something to offer for every mood and every type of gamer. Furthermore, EWar provides an opportunity to play/battle against real players 1vs.1 or through competitive tournaments or esports titles and get a chance to win super-exciting prizes and rewards!


WinZO is India’s biggest micro-transactions’ based social gaming platform that offers a wide range of games, i.e.  70+ games on its platform, and aims to solve the monetization problem for Indian gaming community. Founded in 2018, WinZO usually partners with 3rd-party developers to host a plethora of games on their mobile app, to enable for its users to enjoy a personalized multiplayer gameplay experience. The platform has acquired over 50 million registered users till date, and has recently partnered with Gameloft and Pro Kabaddi League teams as welll. WinZO is highly focused and dedicated on building an enthusiastic and vibrant community of players and gaming influencers across tier 2, tier 3 and tier 4 cities and towns in India.


Nazara-owned HalaPlay is a leading Daily Fantasy Sports or DFS-gaming platform that enables both serious and casual sports enthusiasts to play real money-based quick and interesting fantasy games or matches as well as win cash prizes upto sevral lakhs on a daily basis. HalaPlay has a vision to increase India’s sports fan engagements and thereby improve viewership for sports and fantasy gaming alike via making matches fun, exciting and rewarding for its users. They provide different types of leagues and tournaments within the app including all International, domestic ODIS, T20s, tests in Fantasy Cricket; English Premiere League, Champions Trophy, World Cup, Euro Cup, etc. in Fantasy Football and domestic leagues in Kabaddi.

99 Games

99 Games by SuperIndie Studio is an Udupi-based gaming company launched back in 2008. Their first game was a plain and simple chess game that soon evolved into the multiplayer mode with three versions – Chess Lite, Chess Pro and Chess Elite—which collectively garnered 50,000+ installs. Another initial offering of 99 Games was the WordsWorth game that became a huge hit with over 1 million downloads. From developing basic casual games for the iOS, they have, over the years, expanded to Android and Windows too. In 2013, they developed a game based on a Bollywood movie – ‘Dhoom 3’, and from there on went ahead to create games around other B-town movies such as Sultan and Fan.  One of their games – Fantastic Chefs – was chosen as Google Play’s Best of 2018 games, and many other innovative casual and engaging games are currently under development from this gaming company which is constantly growing in terms of reputation and popularity.

Mech Mocha

Flipkart-acquired Mech Mocha, which runs social gaming app Hello Play, was founded in 2015. They have been working with the vision to make the gaming space accessible and comprehensive within the tier 2, tier 3 ecosystem, and have now joined in Flipkart’s flagship GameZone platform. Mech Mocha has, pivoted over the years, from being a game developer to a dynamic vernacular social gaming platform, developing a plethora of games such as Ludo, Snakes & Ladders, Cricket, Carrom and many more. In recent years, the startup has seen commendable levels of growth and user expansion, and in the years to come, they will continue working towards creating stellar social gaming experiences for their Indian users.