Indian Air Force (IAF) launched 3D mobile game called ‘Indian Air Force: A Cut Above’, on air combat. This is the second smartphone game launched by the IAF, after ‘Guardian of the Skies,’ which came out in 2014.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurated a special pavilion, which also has a flight simulator. The mobile game was released at the National Bal Bhawan, New Delhi.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said such applications would create awareness among children and encourage them to think of the Air Force as a career option.
The new mobile game has pilot with gun slinging mustache that was inspired after the most famous pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan.
The game features 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 which broke out in the aftermath of Balakot airstrikes.
Other features of this game: the whole IAF lineup, which includes the Mi-17 chopper, Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, the IL-78 refueling plane and even the Dassault Rafale, among other IAF jets.
The official mobile gaming application of IAF also has a segment on career navigation, where students can learn about the career options available in the IAF and experience first hand the roles of an IAF air warrior, and they can able to apply and appear for recruitment from the comfort of his/her mobile phone.
‘A Cut Above’ features intense air-to-air combats with quality graphics to keep the user engaged. It was launched for both iOS and Android and is now available to download on both the app stores.
The developers have said that a multiplayer mode will also be introduced in October.