ICAT Alumni Wins a Million at Pocket Gamer Connects 2015

Mr. Himanshu Manwani (PG-Game Development, 2010-2011), alumni of ICAT, Bangalore won Rs. 1000000 cash prize at Reliance Games’ Pocket Gamer Connects 2015, under "The Very Big Indie Pitch" category. 16 April, 2015, turned out to be a ‘Big’ day for Himanshu when he grabbed global publicity, investments and publishing contracts, and above all the opportunity to be nurtured at the Reliance Games studio. Xigma Games of Himanshu Manwani won the hearts of the judges with their ‘Super Nano Games’, after surpassing more than 700 competitors from across six cities in India.

Himanshu Manwani, Founder of Xigma Games extended his gratefulness towards ICAT and Placement division at ICAT for giving him the right platform to nurture his talent. He, on winning the award, said “For any aspiring Indie developer, the most difficult part is to get noticed by investors, publishers and the media. This is where Reliance Games’ Pocket Gamer’s Connect Bangalore – The Very Big Indie Pitch stepped in. I am very glad to have got this opportunity and having won a sum of 1 million rupees and the desired recognition. A platform where I could showcase my game Super Nano Games to the Indian and international stalwarts of the mobile gaming industry and receive their feedback and appreciation is a big achievement in itself and could not have asked for more. I am ecstatic with this win and thank the organizers and everyone who believed in my game. Really look forward to seeing this game go live and taking it global.” The Super Nano Jumpers game is expected to be released as a free-to-play game on Android later this year, with additional level packs at an additional cost. An iOS version is also expected soon after.

We are very glad to witness our student travelling towards the pinnacle in his field. We whole heartedly congratulate him for all his efforts and render our wishes for his future endeavours.