Thu, 29 Apr 2021

Jagran Prakashan Ltd. launches Jagran Play, an online platform for passionate gamers 

Jagran Prakashan Ltd. launches Jagran Play, an online platform for passionate gamers

Acknowledging the magnitude of gaming in India, Jagran Prakashan Ltd has launched a new gaming website to give gamers from the country a platform to divulge into casual gaming activities.

Jagran Play features online games like Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, and Quiz Master. Players can also try single-player games like Bomb the Box, Millionaire Frog, Golden Goal, Last Knife, and Spin the Wheel on Jagran Play for free. Various prizes, money, and game coins will be rewarded to the winners.

Jagran Play will also hold competitions for players. According to them, these competitions "would help them cope up with the stress and depression that has been caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis."

Growth of online gaming

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, we have witnessed a massive spike in the number of online gamers in India. Many turned to online gaming, especially on mobile phones, for entertainment. Most of the popular mobile games including Free Fire and Call of Duty: Mobile are available for free. Yesterday, Respawn Entertainment even launched Apex Legends Mobile in beta in the country. The advent of 5G and 4G has also given a boost to online gaming in India.

Online games are proving to be helpful in keeping stress and depression away in these trying times. By indulging in an online video game together, players are experiencing a sense of closeness and it's crucial especially now when everyone is forced to stay indoors amid the second wave of COVID-19 that is mercilessly ravaging through the country.