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 1 billion downloads globally by 2023.

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.

Advancements & Upgrades

The creative team at Gametion had been continuously upgrading the game to transform the Ludo world into a unique experience. 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 designs that resemble different attractive settings. Themes are a blended audio-visual 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.

Ludo King brought "Lucky 7" a mini-game which helps them earn more coins. Two 6 sided dice are rolled and the results are totalled 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.

The recent additions to the themes are the Battle, Diwali, Christmas, Winter, Pirate, and Alien & Taj 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 introduced Tournament Mode in 2020 in which a maximum of 8 players can play a tournament and the winner earns a reward up to 6X times the entry coin amount. Ludo King has also come up with premium offers for themes, coins, and diamonds to make the in-app items easily accessible to all players.

By 2021 Ludo King was among the Top 10 Games worldwide with a total of 700 million downloads. It ranked as the most downloaded game of 2021 as reported by many media houses.

Ludo King crossed 800 million downloads in 2022 globally. Ludo King received the "The Most Popular Game Of The Year" award at the India Gaming Awards 2022.

Ludo King crossed 1 billion downloads globally by April 2023 on Android and iOS.

Hit Features
  • Voice Chat
  • New Themes
  • 6 Player Online Multiplayer
  • Quick Mode
Achievements & Milestones
  • Ludo King crossed 1 billion downloads globally by 2023.
  • Ludo King received the "The Most Popular Game Of The Year" award at the India Gaming Awards 2022
  • Ludo King was featured as Gametion's flagship success on Android Developers
  • 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)

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
  • Tournament Mode - Play 8 player Ludo for 6X rewards