Success Story of Ludo King - A Game from your Childhood!

Yash Gupta Yash Gupta
Mar 17, 2021 3 min read
Success Story of Ludo King - A Game from your Childhood!

Ludo king is a free board game developed by Vikash Jaiswal, who owns an Indian company named 'Indian studio Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd.'. Ludo King is a mobile application game developed on the Unity game engine and is available on all the mobile platform i.e. Android, iOS, and windows mobile phones.

Ludo King has gained popularity in the period of global lockdown due to COVID-19. This can be seen with the fact that the game ranked No 1 in the Top Free Games Section in Play Store and Apps Store with around 100+ million downloads.

Vikash Jaiswal and Ludo king

Vikash Jaiswal is Ludo King Owner
Vikash Jaiswal - The owner of Ludo King

Vikash Jaiswal is the founder of Ludo King.

Vikash, Ludo King owner, is a founding member of Indian studio Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd. He was born in Patna, Bihar, India and did his schooling from one of the well-known schools there. After completing his schooling, he pursued his Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science department from MIT, Bulandshahar, India.

Ludo King developer Vikash was very fond of digital games from his childhood days and so he created a video game called β€˜Eggy Boy’ during his bachelor's degree program as a part of his thesis. The game was able to make its name and even got featured as β€˜Game of the Month’ in PCQuest magazine. After completing his graduation from MIT, Vikash moved to Mumbai and started working as a tech lead for Indiagames Ltd.

After 4 years at his job, he quit in 2008 and started working on his dream project that is game development and so started his own gaming company named Gametion, with an investment of INR 2.5 lakh. They had a team of seven people. This game was first released on the iOS platform dated February 20, 2016, and after looking at its popularity, the game was released on other platforms. In the initial period, Gametion created simple browser games, but later on, they shifted their game platform to Android and iOS.

After a long period i.e. around October 2015, Ludo King founder Vikash Jaiswal came up with the idea to build a Ludo. The basic idea behind this game was to remember childhood memories while playing. This became their USP, as people felt nostalgic and started playing with their relatives and friends. This game has now become the most successful digital board game in the period of lockdown, as it was the best resource for passing time and chit-chatting with their friends and relatives.

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Gaming Idea of Ludo king

Ludo king- Gaming Platform
Ludo king- Gaming Platform

Ludo King has the same concept as the board game Ludo - a game that is popular among children during their childhood. This game is the digital version of Ludo. The main aim of this game is to move all 4 points from the starting place of your color house, around the board to the center of the board, also known as the home of the game board. The first person, who takes all his/her 4 points at the home center of the game board is declared as the winner of the game.

This digital game has four modes i.e.

  1. vs Computer
  2. Local Mode
  3. Online Multiplayer
  4. Private Multiplayer.

One of the best features is that here, the players can play with their Facebook friends in the online mode. Because of this feature, the game got popular in many different countries like Indonesia, Sudan, Brazil, and many other South Asian countries. A report also says that this game has overtaken Temple Run 2 in terms of its no. of downloads.

Ludo King FAQs

Who made Ludo King?

Vikash Jaiswal is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder of Gametion Technologies Pvt. Ltd - the creator of Ludo King.

Ludo King is from which country?

Ludo King is an Indian free-to-play mobile game application developed by Indian studio Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Can you download Ludo King?

Yes, you can download Ludo King from the App Store or the Google Playstore.

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