It is completely legal to play skill-based games in India and all the games offered by Play Motion involve a high degree of skill.
Games such as these are protected by the Constitution of India under Article 19 (g). The Supreme Court stated in 1957 that prize competitions which involve substantial skill are business activities that are protected under Article 19(g) of the Constitution of India. In another judgement in 1996, the Supreme Court has stated that (i) competitions where success depends on substantial degree of skill are not “gambling” and (ii) despite there being an element of chance, if a game is preponderantly a game of skill it may be called a game of “mere skill”.
Furthermore, the Public Gambling Act, which is the central law on gambling as well as most subsequent state laws on the subject substantially state that “nothing in this Act shall apply to games of mere skill wherever played”. This is also mentioned in the 1996 Supreme Court judgment with regards to Tamil Nadu and Madras laws. “In any case…Section 11 of the Gaming Act specifically saves the games of mere skill from the penal provisions of the two Acts.”
All games offered by Play Motion requires a degree of skill from the player to score points to challenge other players and hence these games are predominantly a game of skill, and do not constitute gambling.