1699 Studio: Gamifying the Forgotten Chronicles of Indian History
Dhanpreet Singh Bevli
Assembling a team of experienced designers, game developers, and artists, in 2016 1699 Studio entered the mobile-app game development space. There after, what started as a pilot project to study the market and response of the users, in a short span of time, their first game named ‘Baba Banda Singh Bahadur’,a game about a Punjabi warrior became a sensational hit among the gaming enthusiasts, where by the game has gained half a million downloads across various
A lot of users have acknowledge to 1699 studio’s game and have stated that they have learnt everything about the history of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, just by playing the game
The Success Story of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
Without any advertisements or promotions of any sort, 1699 Studio’s Baba Banda Singh Bahadur has achieved immense popularity in India and abroad. Sharing personal views about the game, Dhanpreet says “Every parent wants their kids to learn their culture and history, and reading from books is boring for today’s generation and Games makes them interact with history and its perfect way to teach them at ease.”
The Future of Games is the All about the Past
Sailing against the wind, 1699 Studio has carved a niche in the industry by developing the most comprehensive games that are known to enrich the overall experience of the users. “By 2020, we are planning to launch four games and eight apps. However at the moment we have launched three apps, which include internet radio station, Sikh diary and more. Also, in the upcoming days, we are going to launch a game on Surya Putra Karan, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, and others,” states Dhanpreet.
Growing its user-base slowly and steadily at 15 percent MoM, 1699 Studio is all set to capture the gaming market with its quality content and games in the near future. “Knowing for a fact about the Population and the Smartphone penetration, India is definitely the biggest market for mobile gaming, compared to rest of the world. And, we are here to remain ubiquitous in this niche space,” ends Dhanpreet, optimistically.