Backstage Pass Alumni Game Crosses 5M Downloads

HYDERABAD, India, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Backstage Pass alumni Asar Dhandala and Satish Chandra Yerramsetti created history when their Avion Flight Simulator ™ crossed 5 million downloads on Google Play. The game currently occupies the 3rd position among similar games in the world on Google Play. It took the game less than 2 years to reach the 3rd position.

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In less than two years since its release on 2nd August 2015, the game has topped the charts. Published both on Google Play and Windows Apps store, the game is appreciated by many aircraft lovers. It also proves the effectiveness of the ecosystem, including the academic rigour, at Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology as well as India's growing prowess in game development.

The young creators are happy to see Avion reach a major milestone. Asar says, "I felt ecstatic and satisfied that the game has appealed to 5M people worldwide. It was followed by a brief sense of responsibility for Avion 2017." Satish Chandra Yerramsetti adds, "It was an important milestone for us. I look forward to making more games and cross many more milestones."

Surya P, founder of Backstage Pass says, "It is a proud moment for all of us at Backstage Pass. First things first: I am happy for Asar and Satish. They have built many games earlier. It goes to prove that entrepreneurs need to fail fast so that they can create a winner. Also, the aspiring student entrepreneurs at Backstage Pass and across the country can rally around the achievement and look forward to bettering it."

About Backstage Pass 

Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology, a subsidiary of PVR Memorial, offers academic programmes in game art and game development. Backstage Pass has collaborated with JNAFAU, Hyderabad, to offer B. Tech (Computer Science and Game Development), B.F.A (Game Art and Design). In addition, Backstage Pass offers post graduate diploma courses in game design & art and game development.

Backstage Pass is a favoured destination in India for studying game development but is also a meeting place for many budding entrepreneurs. Backstage Pass alumni include entrepreneurs, employees of start-ups and MNCs and students of acclaimed universities across the globe.

For more information about Backstage Pass, admissions and schedules, please call +91-40-800 800 2794/95 or write to us at or

Media Contact:
Surya P.
Founder, PVR Memorial

SOURCE Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology

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