The Minister for IT KT Rama Rao said his Government has identified animation, visual effects and gaming as the key growth engines for tech exports and employment generation. 'Hyderabad is already employing close to 30,000 people which include 100 animation and gaming companies, 2D and 3D studios, he said.
The Minister has inaugurated the 2-day fifth version of the Gamer Connect 2017 hosted by the NVIDIA in Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister while referring to the setting up of IMAGE Tower known for its innovation in Multimedia, Animation, Gaming & Entertainment, expressed satisfaction to see leaders from the gaming industries like NVIDIA, Dell, LG, Zotac and HyperX coming together to give gaming enthusiasts an experience through technologies like 4K, Virtual Reality and superior hardware. This will only help boost our economy and further develop the gaming industry,” he added.
The Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA Vishal Dhupar while speaking on the occasion said his company has conducted more than 150 events across 20 cities so far which has helped us connect with more than 10,000 gamers. There are 15M PC gamers in India out of which 1M are in Telangana and the number has a potential to go up to 2.5M, thanks to the recently launched world-class facility, IMAGE Tower. We hope to have more of such collaboration in future to develop the gaming community in India,” he said.
Out of the 35 million people who are actively talking about PC and console gaming on social media platforms, we have 15 million gamers who are currently playing on it. While Telangana market has a potential of more than 200 gaming cafes, there are only 20-30 decent gaming cafes.
At the event, NVIDIA showcased GeForce GTX graphic cards featuring the latest Pascal architecture. The participants experienced cutting-edge technologies like Virtual Reality and 4K that are driving increasingly immersive gaming experiences.