A new battle royale game is on the horizon and is locally made by the SuperGaming company. The name of the game is Indus. The teaser trailer was shown in New York’s Times Square on August 15, Indian Independence Day. The publisher also shared the clip separately via his Twitter handle. Let’s see what we learn about the upcoming Made in India game that might prove to be an alternative to the currently banned BGMI and other popular titles like Call Of Duty Mobile and Apex Legends Mobile.
Indus Game: What is it about?
The game’s plot, as suggested by the developer, has something to do with a fictional and futuristic version of Indus Valley Civilization. Indus, the name comes from the river of the same name that flows through south-central Asia including northern India. The civilization mentioned above was settled around this river, but history tells us that it died out due to geoclimatic reasons.
Indus Game: Indo-Futurism
SuperGaming tries to re-imagine what if the Indus Valley Civilization didn’t collapse and instead transitioned to the Space Age. The creators were inspired by Black Panther’s Wakanda and the Afro-Futurism depicted in the Marvel franchise.
The company says: “We don’t see this as an opportunity to simply show India and its culture as you already know it and call it a day. Rather, we want to highlight those parts that may not be well known but deserve recognition – locally and internationally. More importantly, we want to revisit them through the positive, hopeful lens of Indo-Futurism.”
The five pillars of this concept are Indian, Futurism, Culture, Science and Optimism.
Indus Game: Trailer (Teaser)
So, the game’s 21-second teaser trailer reveals a colorfully animated world and sophisticated and stylized action sequences, cool character design and weapon system, etc.
Indus game: locations
In a video shared on the company’s blog, one of the game’s key locations is revealed and it’s called Arches of Virlok. It is a monumental wall behind which the world of Indus exists. It is designed to look dreamy with touches of Indian art nuances.
Another video reveals Jatayu Central, based on a mythical creature from the Ramayana.
Now we should get more details in the period leading up to the launch of the Indus game.
In the meantime,
Indus Game: Pre-registration for iOS and Android
You can pre-register for Indus later this year in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Last but not least, SuperGaming shared with us some highlights from their playtest:
- The game received a good response from the testers
- Around 30% of the participants would like a gyro control in the game.
- The playtest attracted more interest in Pune, followed by Delhi, Gujarat, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
- The focus group consisted of people under the age of 25.
We’ll update this article with more details about the game as they come out. So stay tuned.
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