Now, you can become Wing Commander Abhinandan!
'Indian Air Force: A Cut Above' is to give young people a taste of air missions. The pilot of this game is a lookalike of Wing Commander Abhinandan.
Video game enthusiasts can rejoice! Now, even teens can play at being Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthhaman [the Indian pilot whose plane was shot down and parachuted into Pakistan] executing complex air manoeuvres and missions, including air strikes.
The Indian Air Force put out an interesting 3D video game in National Bal Bhawan on Wednesday. In this video game launched by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, 'Indian Air Force: A Cut Above,' the aim is to create a virtual reality air game to inspire youth to make a career in the Indian Air Force. This game is available on both Android and iOS. It has been designed to target tech-savvy young people over 14.
#MobileGame : Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa launched IAF's latest 3D mobile gaming application 'Indian Air Force: A Cut Above' on Air Combat at National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi, today. @SpokespersonMoD @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/9JlsGFxybv- Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) July 31, 2019
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal was also present at the launch. According to an officer in the Air Force, there are 10 missions in the game with three or three sub-missions in each mission. Officials said that on Wednesday only the first stage game had been launched, which is a single player game. On Air Force Day, October 8, the second phase will be launched, which will be a multi-player game.
Glimpses of inauguration ceremony of Indian Air Force Publicity Pavilion and Mobile Game 'Indian Air Force: A Cut Above' held at National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi today.- Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) July 31, 2019
To download the Game visit: https://t.co/cI6qOWcWil pic.twitter.com/d2RNH0cDkM
The teaser of this game was shown on Wednesday. There are many taglines in the teaser. For instance -- 'I'm a wind warrior', 'For me, the respect and security of my motherland is the first thing', 'I fly inside the border of enemy countries' and 'complete the mission'. According to an officer of the Air Force, "There are many missions in the game, including air strikes, refueling in the air, humanitarian aid and disaster relief work."
In 2014, the Indian Air Force launched a video game called 'Guardian of the Skies', which was downloaded by more than 1 million people.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]