WinZO launches second season of BTTP to grow Indian gaming industry globally

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WinZO, a known name in the Indian gaming industry, has announced the start of the second season of its flagship initiative, the Bharat Tech Triumph Program (BTTP). This program helps Indian startups by promoting and selling their technology worldwide. It gives them important things like help to grow, connections with other countries, advice from mentors, and the chance to get money from foreign investors.

As reported by Storyboard18, building upon the success of its inaugural edition, BTTP Season 2 aims to further push India’s interactive entertainment sector onto the global stage. The program is made for inviting game makers, studios, and new businesses, especially those that focus on making games that have a big effect on people. These encompass domains such as Climate Change, Health & Wellness, Education & Training, and Indian culture-driven content.

The previous season witnessed the participation of over 200 Indian game development studios, with 10 chosen to represent India at the esteemed Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. These winning games, deeply inspired by Indian epics and cultural heritage, collected international acclaim and explored export opportunities in foreign markets.

Paavan Nanda, Co-founder of WinZO, highlighted the important role of initiatives like BTTP in nurturing an ecosystem of local cultural and impact-driven games. He highlighted their importance in addressing societal challenges while using the power of gaming to educate, inspire, and instigate positive change.

The winners of BTTP Season 2 will be granted a fully sponsored opportunity to showcase their innovative games and gaming technology at Gamescom LATAM (Brazil) within the prestigious India Pavilion. Scheduled from June 26 to 30, 2024, in São Paulo, Brazil, Gamescom LATAM provides an ideal platform for industry leaders to reveal special announcements, and launch projects.

The ‘BTTP’ Prize Package includes a free kiosk in the India Pavilion at Gamescom Latam, a free Gamescom exhibitor pass (3-Day), investment potential from ZO Fund, a certificate of achievement, complimentary IEIC membership, and free airfare for one.

Eligibility for the BTTP contest extends to developers, studios, and startups creating mobile games, gaming-related technology, or supporting products. The judging criteria, overseen by industry veterans including Suresh K Reddy, Ambassador of India to Brazil, and Rohit Kumar Singh, Former Secretary to the Government of India, will focus on various aspects including the product, pitch, team, and diversity across game genres, technologies, and target audiences.

With submissions closing on May 14, 2024, the BTTP contest aligns with Prime Minister Modi’s recent call urging gamers to develop games on diverse subjects, including ‘Swachh Bharat,’ thus underlining the importance of initiatives like BTTP in driving positive change through gaming.