Thanks to the evolution of the gaming industry, the days of kids going over to a friend's house to play with a console are long gone.

Arcades no longer have lineups for Mario Kart and Miss Pacman. Gaming in the twenty-first century is significantly different from what many of us are used to; it is continually evolving and changing.

Latin America, like any other part of the world, has seen the fast-changing world of gaming. Due to the large market given by online businesses, some countries in the region regarded gaming as a commercial potential.

These games are now accessible to anyone with a smartphone, which is virtually everyone, giving video game production a major opportunity for start-up enterprises. According to Panamerican World, hundreds of these games are developed each year by Latin American firms. Here are three of the top video games from Latin America in recent years:

"Preguntados" (Argentina)

"Preguntados," while regarded as the king of all games, is not as difficult as conquering space or solving numerous puzzles. It's just a series of questions and replies.

Preguntados is a trivia game in which two players compete to answer questions from six distinct categories: sports, science, the arts, geography, history, and entertainment. On the other hand, the game allows users to communicate with individuals from all over the world, as you can compete against random opponents or challenge your own pals.

It was published in late 2013 and was designed to be compatible with Android, Windows, and iOS smartphones. The game has been downloaded more than 50 million times around the world.

"Papo & Yo" (Colombia/Canada)

Minority, a Canadian firm, created the game "Papo & Yo." While the game was not created by a Latin American firm, it has garnered appeal because to its setting: peripheral slums of Latin America, also known as favelas.

The tale of Papo & Yo was inspired by some of its creator and Minority's creative director, Colombian Vander Caballero's childhood memories.

The game is mostly a puzzle game that follows the story of Quico, a companion of Monster. Monster is a kind creature. He was, however, hooked to poison frogs, and as a result, he became a vicious animal.

The purpose is to assist Quico in solving riddles in order to help Monster overcome his destructive addiction. Caballero's relationship with his drunken father is reflected in Quico and Monster's story.

Caballero said he sought a new media to communicate his experience, according to The World.

"[To] take my suffering and my hurt and transform it into something positive for others," he noted. 

Papo & Yo is available on Steam for Windows and PlayStation.

"Kerbal Space Program" (Mexico)

"Kerbal Space Program" (KSP) is a game for those who enjoy space exploration and stimulants. Thousands of people have already become addicted to this game, allowing users to design and control their own space program.

Kerbal was released in 2011 and has received a lot of positive feedback since then. Kerbal Space Program 2 has multiple editions, including an expanded edition with history and components pack. Every edition has a distinct set of obstacles and missions for the player to complete in order to complete the ultimate goal of conquering space.

KSP's origins were also historic, as its creator Squad, a Mexican firm, authorized one of its employees to build the game after he threatened to quit if he wasn't allowed to produce the game that had been on his mind for over a decade.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has urged Squad to promote its missions due to the game's popularity. KSP is a cross-platform application that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

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