wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Dhruva Interactive Launches Casual Games Label GameTantra


Dhruva Interactive, one of India’s oldest game development companies, which has so far been focusing on the game outsourcing business has launched a casual games label called GameTantra. We’ve heard of GameTantra before – almost two years ago, there was word that Dhruva was launching GameTantra as a casual games portal – on the lines of Zapak and Games2Win. Dhruva had registered the domain names GameTantra and KhelTantra in 2000.

Rajesh Rao, CEO of Dhruva Interactive told MediaNama that GameTantra will be Dhruva’s customer and product facing label. The services business and the products business had co-existed till now, but he felt it was time to split them as the two have very different business models and paradigms, he said.

The company has released a PC based casual game called Conga Bugs under this banner. Conga Bugs is a chirpy, simple game where the bugs dance and party while you collect and match them by colour using three types of launchers. The game offers 130 levels spanning five locations, and includes educational information on bugs. It is available now for download at Big Fish Games, which will take it to Europe as well, said Rao. The game will be released to other gaming websites soon, the release said.

The previous game by the firm, Maria Sharapova Tennis, clocked half a million downloads in the last 3 years. Asked if GameTantra is planning any mobile games, Rao revealed that with recent reports suggesting a surge in downloads especially on iPhone and other smartphones, they might develop one.

We wonder if there’s a market for a casual PC games, unless they’re on the Wii; our take is that casual games are more of a web based phenomenon, even as there are great free downloadable casual games available on sites like MiniClip. Any idea what happened to Zapak’s tie-up with Boonty for casual game downloads?

(By Preethi J and Nikhil Pahwa)

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Written By


MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



The US and other countries' retreat from a laissez-faire approach to regulating markets presents India with a rare opportunity.


When news that Walmart would soon accept cryptocurrency turned out to be fake, it also became a teachable moment.


The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.


In this excerpt from the book, the authors focus on personal data and autocracies. One in particular – Russia.  Autocracies always prioritize information control...


By Jai Vipra, Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy The use of new technology, including facial recognition technology (FRT) by police...

You May Also Like


135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...


Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...


By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...


Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ