Gaming start-up Winzo expects its ecosystem to create more than 100,000 direct and indirect jobs over the next year, a top official of the company said. Winzo Co-Founder Saumya Singh Rathore claimed that with growth in the number of games, the company is engaging housewives, teachers, and influencers for various assignments paid on a work basis. Moreover, the number is expected to grow in the coming years.
Winzo provides games in over 12 languages, including English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, and Bhojpuri. Rathore said that the platform has brought in translators who work with the company on a project basis. She also said that with the recent increase in the number of games, the demand for translators is growing on its platforms.
Rathore also said that Winzo plans to double the direct headcount in the company to 300 in the next year and a half as the platform ventures into the Web 3.0 space which will be based on blockchain technology.
“We want to collaborate with society to build something for the world instead of directly hiring people,” said Rathore. “India has become the epicenter of gaming on the global grid by virtue of the quantum of time that is being spent on the games.”
Winzo has exited from Google’s Play Store and now provides its own platform where third-party game developers host their games. The platform charges commission from gaming entities in single-digit percentages.
(All information was provided by The Economic Times of India)