Have you ever thought about playing Indian games? Online games in India have gained massive popularity over the past few years. Games like PUBG, BGMI, Free Fire, Valorant and more have become a household name with young people playing these games day in and day out. These international games are undoubtedly fun and full of enjoyment. But did you know, we have games that are not just interesting but are also based on Indian mythology? The Indian mythology and culture itself is so vast, imagine what an engaging, relatable and unique experience these games will have.
Don’t believe us? Let us show you. In this article, we’ve brought you five hand-picked games that are made in India and offer you a trip to the good old days of nostalgia! Believe us these are super interesting and we’re sure you won’t be able to stop once you start playing these games. So let’s get started.
Raji: An Ancient Epic is an Indian action-adventure game which is developed by Pune-based video game developer Nodding Heads Games and published by Super.com. The game which was released last year is available on gaming consoles like Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox as well as on game distributors like Steam and Epic Games. The video game revolves around the adventures of an Indian girl named Raji. The single-player game combines elements of Hindu mythology and takes cues from epics like the Mahabharatha and the Ramayana. It doesn’t end there, even the graphics of the game have an Indian touch. It includes Pahari paintings, similarly, the architecture in the game is designed to replicate medieval Rajasthan.
FAU-G was launched on India’s 72nd Republic Day on 26th January, 2021. The single-player game is developed and published by Bangalore-based Ncore Games. It was released after the popular global game PUBG was banned in the country last year over national security concerns. Though the initial reception of the game was that it was a version of PUBG, due to the timing of the launch of the game, but to the surprise of many gaming enthusiasts, FAU-G is quite different. It is based on the Indian army, as the name suggests. It is a mobile game available on Android and iOS, and has been widely endorsed by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.
Unrest is a product of Jaipur-based game developer and publisher Pyrodactyl Games. It is a role-playing game that was released on 23rd July, 2014 and is available only in PC versions on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The game is based in times of ancient India when the country was enduring a period of social upheaval. The game features a two-dimensional appearance which makes every scene look like a hand-drawing. Another intriguing feature about this game is that once the main character of the game dies, the game does not end. It proceeds to the next chapter in continuation of the character’s death. The single-player game is divided into eight such chapters.
Indian Air Force: A Cut Above is the official mobile game of the Indian Air Force. The air combat game which is developed by Threye Interactive Pvt. Ltd. was first released on 31st May, 2019 and later officially launched on 31st July, 2019 by the then Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa. The main character of the game is based on famous Air Force fighter pilot Abhinandan Varthaman. The game features three difficulty levels and gives players a first-hand experience of tasks like takeoff, landing gear operations, air-control, target hitting and others. It also features a variety of IAF’s armoury like MI-17 V5 helicopter, the Mirage 2000, Rafael among others.
Desi Adda: Games of India is a compilation of various cultural Indian games like kite fighting, Kabaddi, Pachisi, and Gilli-Danda. The game is developed by Hyderabad-based global company Gameshastra and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is available only on PlayStation 2 and PlayStation portable consoles. The single-player game was first released on 27th October, 2021. The game’s main character is Avinash, an NRI, who returns to his ancestral village. While on the visit, he meets a couple who are in love. Avinash, through his interactions with the villagers, must get approval for their wedding. Interestingly, the game is available in three regional languages – Hindi, Tamil and Punjabi.
See, aren’t these interesting? We told you these are sure to catch your attention. Now that you’re already intrigued, why wait, go download these games and enjoy them to the fullest! Believe us you won’t go back to the other games once you start playing these made in India games.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by manifesting herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in drawing and DIY crafts.
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