GMonks Entertainment is an indie game studio that develops and publishes games for Android, iOS, and Amazon devices. Since launching in 2014, they have published multiple popular games like Wordstine and Hangman.
GMonks primarily focuses on creating immersive cross-device gaming adventures. The team incorporates an iterative approach to their game development process to constantly refine and improve their games and exceed player expectations. In addition, they recently built support for gamers to use their keyboard and mouse along with implementing the new Amazon Input SDK to create an in-game tutorial, showing customers how to play using these device inputs. This capability gives users the additional flexibility of using the physical keyboard and mouse to play their favorite games on both touchscreen and non-touchscreen Windows 11 devices.
GMonks was looking to expand to Windows in order to reach new PC game customers. Their priority in reaching this goal involved launching a Windows version of their app with in-game tutorials to show Windows 11 customers how to play with a keyboard and mouse. However, building for Windows could take months to develop, and creating in-game tutorials from scratch would take weeks. Plus, there were the additional costs of UX design, development, and testing required to publish and launch the app.
To expand their reach, GMonks had to effectively maximize the return on their investments by reducing the time, effort, and development costs required to create the Windows game with in-game tutorials.
GMonks turned to Amazon Appstore for Windows 11 and the Windows Subsystem for Android™️ (WSA) to fulfill their cross-device aspirations. “We never launched a game on PC before, but we recognized the importance of expanding to Windows 11 due to its wide usage and access to a large user base of PC gamers,” said Neeraj Kumar, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of GMonks Entertainment. He emphasized how seamless the process was as his team relied on Amazon Appstore’s developer documentation as their primary resource for building and testing the game on Windows 11 prior to publishing. “The documentation provided clear guidance, allowing us to build and deploy our first game within a few hours,” Kumar mentioned. “The learning curve for deploying the app on WSA was straightforward.”
Through this experience, GMonks highlighted the top five offerings from Amazon Appstore that up-leveled their growth opportunities and propelled their mobile Android games to launch on new devices:
Beyond key offerings, GMonks mentioned the five benefits from publishing on Amazon Appstore for Windows 11:
By embracing Amazon Appstore for Windows 11, GMonks successfully tapped into new opportunities, addressed customers needs, and established themselves as a leading player in the gaming industry.
“Porting our game to Windows 11 was a remarkably simple process, taking only a couple of days to complete. Amazon has done an excellent job simplifying the porting process and creating new opportunities for mobile games,” said Kumar. “We appreciate the ease of porting to Windows 11 through the Amazon Appstore as it opens doors for indie developers to expand their app’s reach.”
- Neeraj Kumar Co-Founder & CTO GMonks Entertainment
GMonks continues to redefine the boundaries of gaming by delivering exceptional experiences for the gaming community. They observed a growing trend for seamless cross-device gameplay. “Players appreciate the convenience of seamlessly continuing their gaming experience on different devices, whether it's transitioning from mobile to PC or vice versa,” Kumar explains. In response, GMonks continuously improves their apps' quality and user experience across devices.
In addition, GMonks recognizes the increasing interest in social and multiplayer experiences. Driven by player feedback, GMonks is exploring ways they can enhance the social aspects of their games to foster a sense of community and collaboration.
GMonks's partnership and Amazon Appstore for Windows 11 launch is a testament of their commitment to listening and incorporating player feedback and delivering new features and gameplay elements to create better experiences.
Head over to the Amazon Appstore to play GMonks games today!