An educational game campaign honoring Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative of the Government of India commemorating 75 years of independence, will be launched by Zynga Inc. in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India, a wholly-owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive today. Azadi Quest: Match 3 and Azadi Quest: Heroes of Bharat, two mobile games from Zynga, which have been released in India on this historic day.
The free games, which are available in Hindi and English for players of all ages as a part of the Zynga Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India collaboration, recount the tale of India’s struggle for freedom while incorporating entertaining gameplay. Players can earn official completion certificates for both games to show off their accomplishments.
“The path to independence commemorates a transformative milestone in India’s history and we are proud to be a part of this important national effort to honor India’s past,” said Kishore Kichili, Senior Vice President Games and Country Head of Zynga India. “Our mission at Zynga is to connect people through games. This initiative is designed to engage players of all ages while harnessing the power of interactive entertainment as a teaching experience about this important era.”
Zynga celebrates India’s 75th Year of Independence with two new games as a part of Zynga Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India collaboration
1. Azadi Quest: Match 3 Puzzle
Players in Azadi Quest: Match 3 Puzzle are led by an endearing ensemble of characters. Grandma (or Daadi) tells her granddaughter Rekha, an eager history student, her anxious younger brother Chhotu, and their amiable dog Sheru the narrative of the game. Mobile gamers are transported to follow the vibrant history of India’s independence as the enquiring grandkids gather around Grandma to listen to her memories.
The game pays homage to the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav project, which was created to celebrate and remember India’s 75th anniversary of independence as well as the history of its people, culture, and accomplishments, which is now available on Android and iOS.
As players go through gaming, Azadi Quest: Match 3 highlights significant liberation warriors, historical turning points, and iconic movements in order to engage mobile users in an engaging educational experience. Players can compete on leaderboards, acquire trivia cards that highlight significant historical events, and post in-game achievements and progress on social media while on their quest.
2. Azadi Quest: Heroes of Bharat
Heroes of Bharat, a quiz game with 750 questions about India’s struggle for independence, was created as a way to assess and inform mobile users about their understanding of these unsung Azad Veer heroes. With special silver and gold versions that can be unlocked through repetition, players can collect 75 trivia cards in this game which is available on Android and iOS.
“What better medium than gaming could be there to engage the youth to ensure they know the history of our country,” said Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting. “These mobile games use the interactive medium to engage, entertain, and educate the people of India and abroad about the efforts of numerous unsung heroes of the Indian freedom movement.”, he added.
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