Nostra from Glance emerges as India and Southeast Asia’s largest mobile gaming platform with over 75 million monthly active users; aims to cross 200 million by 2024

With plans to launch in North America and Latin America in the future, Nostra envisions becoming one of the biggest platforms for all gaming experiences globally

Key Highlights

  • Nostra has crossed 75 million monthly active users for online gaming and of this, 25 million monthly active users enjoy live game streaming through Glance Lock Screen
  • In 2023, Nostra aims to expand its games library to over 1000 games across 15 top categories
  • Nostra is working towards enhancing its game experiences by bringing in top of the line games from developers and studios worldwide through easy integrations, enhanced gameplay, and platform capabilities
  • Nostra aims to double down on expanding live game streaming with more daily streams, tournaments, and partnerships with esports organisers

Singapore/Bengaluru, January 24, 2023: Nostra (formerly Glance Gaming), a division of consumer technology company Glance, announced today that it has surpassed 75 million monthly active users in online gaming through Glance Lock Screen, making it India and Southeast Asia’s largest mobile gaming platform. Of this, 25 million users are active monthly on live game streaming and esports tournaments. By 2024, Nostra aims to reach 200 million monthly active users globally by expanding to new device surfaces and global markets.

Nostra’s vision is to develop a single destination for gaming globally with a wide array of experiences for every gamer to discover, play and watch games, and connect and compete with fellow gamers. Its frictionless experience allows users to access games on the smartphone lock screen without downloading them or unlocking their phones. In addition to its scale of gamers, diversity of games and frictionless experience, Nostra aims to uplevel the gaming experience by offering formats and solutions that are interactive and experiential at once. It aims to take this vision to the market with its positioning of ‘It hits different’ on Nostra, highlighting the unique personalised experience for every gamer.

Online gaming is one of the fastest growing industries globally. In India alone, the online gaming market is estimated to cross $7 billion by 2025.

“Glance is fully committed to its role in the growth of the gaming industry and Nostra is a huge part of this vision. In 2022 alone, the top three games on Nostra were played a whopping 423 million times on Glance lock screen,” said Piyush Shah, Co-founder of InMobi Group and President & COO of Glance. “Users are not only playing games on Nostra, but also engaging deeply with games streams. They clocked over 470 million hours watching game streams in 2022. We plan to take Nostra’s proposition that users clearly love global and aim to reach over 200 million monthly active users in the next two years on the back of Glance lock screen and several other device partnerships,” he added.

“Nostra is designed to engage, empower, and entertain people in meaningful ways. Keeping our consumer-first approach at the core, our product and offerings are a healthy mix of games that are fun to play to ones that help improve cognitive & performance thinking, spanning across online games, live streaming and esports tournaments,” said Yashashvi Takallapalli, VP & GM, Nostra.

600 new games will be added to Nostra’s gaming library this year

In 2023, Nostra plans to introduce 600 new games spanning across 15 categories across instant and Android games, bringing its total number of titles to over 1000. To make this possible, Nostra will bring state-of-art games from global game developers and studios. The instant games on the platform can be played without downloads, right on the lock screen, making this an industry-first format. On the other hand, the Android games can be experienced on the platform first and downloaded based on the user’s interest.

Nostra Games (Current Stats and Preferences)

  • 75 million monthly active users (India and SEA)
  • 15 minutes average daily time spent per user
  • Current game library - 400+ games across 15 categories
  • User demographics - Age group of 15 to 50+, 47% female gamers and 75% non-metro gamers in India
  • Most played games - Chess, Sudoku, Ping Pong, Carrom and Word games
  • Top 3 games of 2022: Chess takes Queen with 192 million plays, followed by Fruit Katana with 144 million plays and Wothan the Barbarian with 86 million plays respectively.

Nostra intends to deepen focus on live game streaming & esports

Currently, Nostra’s esports and live streaming is the platform’s fastest growing vertical. To further boost this, Nostra intends to double down on expanding game streaming with more daily streams, tournaments, and partnerships with leading esports organisers.

Nostra intends to launch owned digital properties that will offer aspiring players opportunities to be discovered by pro teams globally. One such first-of-its-kind monthly IP will be ‘Nostra Gaming Week’, a week-long gaming festival where esports teams from across the country will get an opportunity to compete across multiple popular games.

Nostra Live (Current Stats and Preferences)

  • 25 million live monthly active users
  • 50 live streams daily across 20 games
  • More than 10 major esports tournaments shown on lock screen in second half of 2022. These include Valorant, Free Fire Max, Pokemon, FIFA and Mobile Legends among others
Nostra to expand partnerships with game developers and work towards unveiling industry-first plug-and-play solutions

To provide consumers with a wider range of games and innovative formats on lock screen, Nostra aims to launch an industry-first, one-stop integrated suite that can aid top developers and studios worldwide to go beyond game discovery for users, and achieve scale, contextual engagement and increased monetisation.

Nostra’s massive reach and innovative plug-and-play solutions will enable developers to instantly access a very large gaming community, and drive easy discovery of their games, through personalisation and engaging platform features.

Nostra aspires to bring about a fundamental shift in the gaming ecosystem that will change how people discover and consume games through its innovative and experiential features.

For more information on Nostra, visit www.nostra.gg

About Nostra

Nostra is India and Southeast Asia’s largest gaming platform and aims to become one of the biggest platforms for all gaming experiences globally. Nostra’s vision is to create one of its kind rich entertainment-led gaming platform and contribute to the larger gaming ecosystem. It brings consumers engaging, simple ways to discover, play, watch, learn and compete through a rich variety of gaming experiences (instant, online, live, tournaments) that hits different for every gamer. Developers get innovative plug-and-play solutions and instantaneous access to passionate gamers, while brands leverage it for unique contextual engagement with their audiences. Nostra is owned by Singapore-headquartered consumer technology company, Glance.

About Glance

Founded in 2019, Glance is a consumer technology company that operates some of the most disruptive digital platforms including Glance, Roposo, and Nostra. Glance has redefined the way internet is consumed on the lock screen, removing the need for searching and downloading apps. Over 400 million smartphones now come enabled with Glance’s next-generation internet experience. Roposo has revolutionized commerce by launching a destination for creator-led live entertainment commerce. Headquartered in Singapore, Glance is an unconsolidated subsidiary of InMobi Group and is funded by Jio Platforms, Google, and Mithril Capital. For more information visit glance.com, roposo.com and inmobi.com