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.
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 700 million downloads by the end of 2021.
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.