Technology is looking to Indian tradition for newer inspirations. Forget car chases and rocket attacks, a new set of games for Playstation is based on kabaddi, kho-kho, gilli danda, patang bazi and chausar (or pasha).
This comes close on the heels of the launch of Hanuman: The Boy Warrior, a mythological story in a gaming format. Also, Playstation addicts will soon be able to engage in Bollywood-style naach-gaana, play street cricket and muscle their way into Mumbai gang wars. The sequel to the gang war game may be set in Delhi.
“India is fast becoming a hub for gaming enthusiasts,” says Atindriya Bose, country manager, Playstation, Sony Computer Entertainment. “So, we’ve tied up with Indian game studios and developers to delve into local content. If all goes well, we shall take it international, too.”
Khel Khel Mein, a game that tracks the return of an NRI to his roots, packs in task-oriented games like those above and a sequence of saving the village belle. Ready to play?