Amidst the raging Covid-19 pandemic, digital gaming platforms are witnessing a surge in users and growth globally and India is contributing significantly to the numbers of some popular apps.
Scribble Rider from Voodoo and BrainWash from SayGames have recorded their highest downloads from India in August, shows a report from data tracking platform Sensor Tower.
Scribble Rider was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for August 2020 with an estimated 44.6 million installs followed by BrainWash with around 30 million downloads during the period, the report said.
India led the global chart for Scribble Rider and BrainWash with a 16.7% and 17.2% share respectively of the total downloads in August followed by the US with a 12% contribution to each.
Besides Scribble Rider and BrainWash, Cube Surfer, Sybo Games and Tie Dye formed the top five in the list of most installed mobile games worldwide for the month.
India has emerged as the top contributor to global gaming app downloads for the second consecutive month in August. It had led the downloads contributor list for the world’s top 3 gaming apps in July as well.
The report also said that PUBG was among the top 10 most downloaded mobile gaming apps on the App Store in August.
However, with the ban implemented on PUBG in India on September 2, other gaming apps such as Garena Free Fire, Ludo King and Call of Duty are witnessing a rise in their popularity and were the top three downloaded gaming apps across iOS and Android download stores between September 2 to September 5.
While Garena Free Fire was at the 10th position in the most number of gaming app downloads globally in August, Ludo King was the seventh most downloaded game on Google Play store during the period.