In a bid to strike a chord with video game lovers, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday released the teaser of a flight simulator mobile game to be launched by the end of the month.
The teaser released on Twitter also featured a character sporting a gunslinger moustache similar to that of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s, who was captured and later released by Pakistan after his aircraft was shot down in an aerial dogfight.
“Launch of IAF MobileGame: Android / iOS version of IAF developed Mobile Game (Single Player) will be launched on Jul 31, 2019. Download on your mobile phones and cherish the thrilling flying experience. The multiplayer version will soon follow,” the Air Force tweeted.
Launch of #IAF #MobileGame : Android / iOS version of IAF developed Mobile Game (Single Player) will be launched on 31 Jul 19. Download on your Android / iOS mobile phone & cherish the thrilling flying experience. The multiplayer version will soon follow. The Teaser of the game… pic.twitter.com/yhfOrOZxWV
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) July 20, 2019
The teaser gave insights on the single-player game ‘Indian Air Force: A cut above’ and showed several fighter jets in aerial combat, targeting different on-land structures.
“I am an air warrior, proud, dependable and fearless. In every act and deed, I put the honour and security of my motherland, first,” the teaser said setting up the storyline for the game.
“I fly deep into enemy territory and strike fear in the hearts of my enemies,” it added.
In the video, a game character standing near an aircraft shared a resemblance with Varthaman.
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The Wing Commander has the unique distinction of being the only pilot in the world to have shot down an F-16 combat aircraft from his vintage MiG-21 Bison aircraft on February 27 during an aerial conflict with Pakistan.
He was held captive by Pakistani authorities on February 27 after his MiG 21 Bison went down during a beyond visual range combat with Pakistani jets. He was taken into custody by the Pakistan Army when his parachute drifted and fell inside PoK.
The IAF mobile game is already receiving a positive response from users on the micro-blogging website.
“Waiting for this. Desperately,” said an avid gamer Arpit Aggarwal while another enthusiast Meet Sagarka said that “It’s going to be the greatest action game ever.
(With ANI inputs)