The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has launched two new ‘Azadi Quest’ mobile games. The intent of these games is to highlight critical milestones of India’s struggle for independence and encourage a digital learning experience.
Azadi Quest Mobile Games to Educate Players About the Indian Independence
The two games are an attempt to reach the massive internet gaming market and educate players through gaming. The Indian government’s various branches have gathered data on unsung freedom fighters from all throughout the nation.
Anurag Thakur, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of India, said, “Azadi Quest series will impart the knowledge of India’s freedom struggle and the legends of country’s great freedom fighters, thereby inducing upon the players, a feeling of pride and a sense of duty and will be instrumental in removing the sense of colonial mindset as also emphasized upon by the Prime Minister in the 76th Independence day speech as ‘Panch Pran of Amrit Kaal’.”
Later, he mentioned that the gaming industry increased by 28% in 2021 alone, and that by 2023, there would be 45 crores of online players.
The concept for developing the games was born during a meeting Anurag Thakur had with members of Zynga India earlier this year. Further, he said that the games were developing for the past six months in close collaboration with Zynga, the Publications Division, and the ICHR by Vikram Sahay, Joint Secretary in the I&B Ministry.
In addition, the Publications Division and Zynga India signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of a number of games for the ongoing “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.”
According to Kishore Kichli, Country Head of Zynga India, the main reason for developing games is to educate gamers of all ages by using interactive entertainment’s educational potential.
Creating games to educate players about the country’s history is a smart move from the government. The Azadi Quest games are quite interactive and informative. It will be interesting to see what more this collaboration will bring for us.