Action and adventure channel AXN will be kick-starting their Indian production – GameMax – a game show on October 16 at 10 am. GameMax, which is a new weekly series, will give information on the latest games, exclusive news and previews, jargons and privileged inside dope on the gaming industry from all around the world.
GameMax will also have the “GameMax Gaming Championship” exclusively for India, where 12 contestants will vie for the championship title. TV actor Salil Acharya will host the GameMax Gaming Championship.
In order to make the programme more interactive, the programme will have a weekly contest, called “GameMax Gamer of the Week”, for the viewers. In order to take part in this contest, viewers will have to log on to Games2win.com and play the game of the week. There will be 13 different games, one for each week. Winners can take home goodies like Sony PS2, Sony PSP or an Ipod every week.
Said Alok Kejriwal, CEO Contest2Win.com, “Gaming in India has now achieved a cult status, where more and more young adults as well as mature audiences are participating in this popular phenomenon. With a weekly contest held in tandem with the show, our portal helps make gaming accessible to the Indian audience and gives a chance to the gaming enthusiasts to win some must – have, fabulous gizmo gadgets.”
Apart from the Gaming Championship, GameMax on AXN will provide in-depth, on-location reports filmed across the globe to entertain, amuse and provide unrivalled coverage of everything exciting that’s going on in the world of gaming be it internet, mobile or console games.
Whilst gaming in India has been mostly in the field of online, non-interactive, casual games, research studies estimate that the Indian Gaming market will touch Rs 600-700 crore by the end of this year.