Gamedoora in conjunction with TheMentorpreneurs (, is organizing the 1st of its kind Gamefest 2016 In India. Gamefest will be powered by Gamedoora in association with TheMentorpreneurs for Mentoring support and Catapooolt as crowdfunding partner.

Gamefest is a Pan India Gaming contest to identify, nurture and acknowledge the best indie or studio in India.

This inaugural Gamefest is targeted at the Game fraternity, it aims to stimulate innovation in the creation, development and deployment of startup games studios be it an Indie or a Small Studio. The event offers the possibility to develop an idea into an innovative solution and at the same time, the opportunity to explore the process of game development, in association with the creative fraternity.


Rupesh Pamaihgari from Maxin Games for Unreal Lab VR

First Runner Up: Ashish Daga

Second Runner Up: Gaurav Duby

Winner Prize

Winner got a spot in the international Indie Prize showcase that includes: two free tickets to the conference, a free spot to showcase a game and free accommodation in Europe and Asia during the conference for two developers. The winner also was presented with the GameFest 2016 Trophy and entry to ET Changemakee Challenge of Catapooolt, Rs 10,000 credits if they are able to raise Rs 2 lacs on Dreamwallets via crowd funding.

What is Gamefest?

Gamefest is a gathering of creative people for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time. Creative people are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists, and others in development-related fields.

Competition Theme:

Participants in their group or individually need to develop a short game (on any platform, mobile, pc, console, and using any engine) that can train or showcase in one of the following theme:

  1. Startup Mentoring
  2. Sports & Fitness
  3. Education
  4. Defence
  5. Healthcare
  6. Agriculture
  7. Finance
  8. Build your Theme


The themes would be announced by the organising team. Entries would be invited Pan India for the same, Studio should join Gamedoora and create their teams or individually start working on the themes.

Once the projects are completed our esteemed jury panel of experts would short list the finalist. The finalist would be then mentored by TMP to pitch at the grand final in Mumbai.

The winner of the Gamefest would further be supported by Catapooolt for crowdfunding and raising initial funds.


Competition Criteria

Teams participating in the Gamefest have to use Gamedoora Platform to build their Project. They have to produce a concept document of the idea that they have in mind to develop under any of the themes listed above. A concept document describes the general idea of the game. This document explains the game idea, refines some initial concepts of the project, and makes sure that teams are clear about the primary objectives before they start.

In your concept document, you should have the following key points:

1. High-level Concept

This is a single line that explains your project. This can be theme based or game play related. For example:

Game: This game is about how fat storage affects the body's’ capabilities.
Animation Short: The Film is about how fat storage affects the body’s capabilities.

2. Story and Background

This is where you can expand on the background of the project, and elaborate on the narrative around which the idea is built.

3. Game Play Overview

A one paragraph description of the game, which could be fairly story oriented. In this section, talk about what the player does. Describe the actions (mechanics) that you know will be in the game using verbs. For example: Players will have to explore the stomach cavity, and find tools that will help them to reduce the stored body fat.

4. Key Features

A bullet point list of what the player can expect.

Once the concept document is ready they have 3 weeks to develop the short game to a finished version, which will be go to the jury to short list for the final round.

The short listed teams would then be mentored by TMP for 1 week for be prepared to pitch in front of Investors at the Grand Final.


In collaboration with TheMentorpreneurs, Gamedoora is facilitating the use of its collaborative cloud based platform as the tool for game development. Gamedoora makes it possible for anyone to create customised games in a simple to use environment. Users get to focus on the content and design of games without having to worry about how to easily collaborate and create. Additional information can be found at

Who Is It For?

For creative people considering games as the next innovative way to train their people or using it in their day to day care. This is meant for those who want to make valuable contributions to the area of start-ups and gamification innovations and help increase greater productivity


24th December 2016

09:30 am to 10:30 am
Registration and Welcome
10:30 am to 10:35 am
Inaugurating GameFest with Lamp Lighting
10:40 am to 11:00 am
Introduction to Community Power Game Development, Mr. Devang Parikh, Founder : Gamedoora
11:00 am to 11:20 am
Significance of Mentoring and its Impact on Startups, Ms. Shraddha Patil, Co Founder & Chief Mentor : TheMentorpreneurs
11:20 pm to 11:40 am
How to Enhance Customer engagement with Gamification, Mr. Hrishi Oberoi, Founder & CEO : Photon Tadpole Studios
11:40 am to 12:00 pm
Journey of Underdogs to Case Study, Mr. Vaibhav Chavan, Founder and CEO : underDOGS Gaming Pvt Ltd.
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Presentation by the top three selected Gaming companies
01:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Announcement of the Winners and Felicitation.
01:30 pm Onwards
Networking Tea/Coffee and snacks



Team Menber

Vaibhav Chavan

Founder & CEO : underDOGS Gaming Pvt Ltd

IT engineer by qualification and a gamer by choice, started my own game development and publishing company "underDOGS" in 2011 after working for few biggies in India.Developed more than 100 games across various platforms, spearheads underdogs by managing core design and business for the company.

Team Menber

Hrishi Oberoi

Founder & CEO : Photon Tadpole Studios

Hrishi has been in the Games Industry since 2002 and is currently the Founder & CEO of Photon Tadpole Studios, a game development and publishing company, which is developing and publishing original Indian content for India. Prior to this Hrishi has been the "Director of Games" at Disney India’s Interactive division and held various roles including "Studio Head", "Business Head: International Publishing" and “Director - Games & Studios" at one of India’s pioneering gaming companies, Indiagames.

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