Vikas Jaiswal is the Founder and Director of Gametion Technologies Private Limited, the company which created the popular gaming app, Ludo King made for Android and IOS. Ludo King has now become one of the most popular game with 180+ million downloads. Also, it is ranked as #1 Top Free Games on Google Play and Apple App Store in India and other south-east countries. Since the lockdown, the app's revenue has increased from three to four times. In the financial year 2020, Gametion earned a revenue of Rs.44.63 crore and profits upto Rs. 15.96 crore.
Vikas Jaiswal- Biography
|Position||Founder & Director, Ludo King- Gametion Technologies Pvt. Ltd.|
|Net worth||Rs. 3 lakh (2020)|
Vikas Jaiswal- Personal Life
Vikas was born and brought up in Patna, Bihar, India. His father died when he was two years old and his family then survived on his father's pension. His wife, Soni Jaiswal serves as his business partner at Gametion.
He had a passion to play video games especially in the game parlors. Nintendo Mario games and Road Fighter were some of his favorites. During his early teens, he used to make hand-made greeting cards and gave them to the local shopkeepers to sell.
Vikas Jaiswal- Education
Vikas started pursuing Bachelor in Engineering specialized in computer science from Marathwada Institute of Technology (MIT), Bulandshahar in 1999. While studying, he had developed a video game, Eggy Boy in three months which is a seven level jump game similar to Mario. The game was named PCQuest magazine's Game of the month for July 2003.
Moreover, he took up animation, graphic design, and 3D classes in Patna while continuing to pursue his bachelors at the same time. He completed his graduation in 2004 and thereafter, moved to Mumbai.
Vikas Jaiswal- Professional Life
Vikas started working with a video game publisher company, Indiagames. Ltd., as a tech lead after shifting to Mumbai in 2004. After three years, he left the job in 2008 and established mobile app developing venture, Gametion Technologies Private Limited.
The parent company Gametion launched the popular gaming app Ludo King in October 2015. Ludo King is available in more than 15 languages including English, Tamil, Malyalam, German, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, French, Arabic, Marathi, Italian, Bengali, and Bahasa Indonesia.
The success of Ludo King persuaded Vikas to work on newer titles. Gametion also launched two other board games Carrom King and Sudoku King, which is headed by his wife, Soni Jaiswal.
Vikas Jaiswal- Gametion
After quitting his job, Vikas started his venture Gametion in 2008 with an investment of Rs. 2.5 lakh and a team of seven. He worked at home for two years and officially launched Gametion Technologies in 2010, with a small office at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
Initially, the company made browser games and eventually shifted to make games for Android and iOS. The browser games were published on oneonlinegames.com. Vikas serves as the Founder and Director at Gametion Technologies Private Limited.
Gametion is a mobile app developer and publisher that dwells in making popular and trending games for multiple platforms. Moreover, Gametion participated in the IGDC 2019 event, which is one of the most noteworthy game conference in South Asia.
Vikas Jaiswal- Ludo King
The idea of developing an application software for Ludo propagated in his mind when he came across a Snake and Ladders game app in October 2015. Vikas serves as the Founder and Director of Ludo King. He has developed the Ludo King app with one programmer and one graphic designer.
Ludo King was officially launched in December 2016 and got listed in the top charts in May 2017. Eventually, it had over 120 million users worldwide, of which 100 were from India itself and the rest included users from Pakistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Brazil.
Ludo King ranks in the top 10 board games category in India. Moreover, the app became the first Indian mobile game to cross 100 million downloads. During the lockdown, it has recorded maximum daily users with around 51 million. The lockdown has cordially increased the audience base of Ludo King and it has become the most successful Indian game till date.
The sudden and huge amount of traffic which arose during the lockdown period was unexpected. The team has not initially planned and developed the application software for such a big base audiences. It took ten days to resolve the crashing problem of Ludo King that usually happened during the afternoon and the night.
Vikas Jaiswal- Awards
At the 19th FICCI FRAMES Best Animated Frames (BAF) Awards, Vikas received the Mobile & Tablet Game: Arcade/Casual International in Gaming for Ludo King.
He has also been recognized as "Icons of Navi Mumbai" by the Economic Times. Moreover, Gametion has been accorded with Bootstrap Champ award at the ET Startup Awards 2020.