Ludo King

Ludo King is the digital version of the old Ludo board game classically known as Pachisi, well-known in entire Southeast Asia, The Middle East, and some European countries. Ludo King was created out of the passion for converting a famous board game into a mobile game that would entertain people exactly like the board game did for centuries everywhere. The game created a buzz primarily because it could be played anywhere anytime with real-time players present globally. Ludo King became the first Indian game to cross 100 million downloads on Google play.

Idea and development

The idea of creating a mobile Ludo game was conceived by team Gametion in 2015. The most exciting part of it was to create an app for connecting people online over Ludo. The game was designed exactly as the physical Ludo board along with the sound that enhanced the feel of the game making it more thrilling to play online with players present globally. The game was released in December 2016 and it achieved a steady increase in growth month over month and was the most downloaded board game in India within a year of release. Ludo King achieved 300 million downloads in 2019 and became one of the top mobile board games in the world.

Latest Advancements

The creative team at Gametion had been continuously upgrading the game and wanted to transform the Ludo world. How would it feel to play Ludo in a jungle or a lush green garden? Or how would it feel to play Ludo in mysterious ancient Egypt? How would dazzling lights and electronic music feel in a Ludo disco?

Ludo King brought a major Theme Update in 2019 that added to the fun of playing the game with 5 interesting Ludo board interface themes that are basically designs that resemble different attractive settings. Themes are a blended audiovisual experience that sets the player in the mood of the respective world. For example, one of the themes is the "Nature" theme that has a Ludo board in the form of pavement blocks embedded in a natural setting of grass vegetation and a natural green world with sounds of nature giving the player an isolated experience of playing Ludo King in greenery in solace with nature. Similarly, other themes like Egypt, Disco, Pinball, and Cake & Candy take players in specific worlds or moods while playing Ludo taking them to a new realm.

Ludo King has come up with premium offers for themes, coins, and diamonds to help players progress in their game without any impediments. Players can purchase the items of their choice and can also avail special purchase offers whenever they are opened.

A recent addition in Ludo King is a mini game called 7 Up 7 Down. Two 6 sided dice are rolled and the results are totaled up. The players have to bet on the total being under 7, exactly 7, or over 7. Above and below 7 gives payout double the bet amount and exactly 7 gives payout triple the bet amount. It is a great quick-play game for players to increase their coin amounts.

Ludo King has tied up with Amazon Prime and offers one premium theme for free every month. Ludo King players who are also Prime Video subscribers can claim a premium theme every month and enjoy Ludo King game with the theme of their choice. The recent additions to the themes are the Battle, Diwali, Christmas, Winter, Pirate, and Alien themes.

Ludo King brought a voice chat feature in July 2020 with which players can talk to each other while playing in the room in the Play with Friends mode. Players can get the talk time by watching videos or purchasing talk time.

Ludo King has brought a feature to make Festival celebration memorable for users with Festival Themed E-Greeting Cards

2020 Milestone - Ludo King crossed 500 million downloads globally!

Ludo King saw massive success with the following super-hit features in 2020

  • Voice Chat
  • New Themes
  • 6 Player Online Multiplayer
2020 Timeline
  • Ludo King crossed 400 million downloads on 16 June 2020
  • According to Sensor Tower, Ludo King saw 48.3 million downloads between April and June 2020, beating other popular games like PUBG Mobile, which ranked 3rd with 30.8 million downloads
  • First Indian gaming app to cross 500 Million installs globally in November 2020
  • Ludo King emerged as the No. 1 free game on app store India in 2020
  • Ludo King ranked in the top three games globally on Android in 2020
  • Ludo king was one of the top global games with 50 crore downloads in a quarter
  • Ludo King became the Quarantine sensation of the pandemic with 51 million daily active users (DAUs)
  • Mid Day recognized Ludo King as the Number 1 game of india

The Ludo King Gameplay

Ludo King has four playing modes:
  • With Computer- Playing with computer
  • Local Multiplayer - Playing with players physically present with you
  • Online Multiplayer - Playing with online players over the internet
  • Play with Friends - Playing with friends forming private lobbies

Snakes & Ladders Rewind

The Ludo King app has an in-built complimentary game - Snakes & Ladders. It is the mobile version of the famous Snakes & Ladders board game and can be played in four modes namely - With Computer, Local Multiplayer, Online Multiplayer, and Play with friends. The game is great fun and follows the same rules as the board game. It is a pleasure for Ludo King lovers to take a quick break from Ludo and play Snakes & Ladders Rewind in the same app.