SuperGaming has revealed Indus, a brand new made-in India battle royale game for PC, mobile, and consoles. While shooters and battle royale games have been exceedingly popular in recent times, Indus is a differentiated effort, banking on its unique take on the genre. There are few battle royale games that put lore and story as a priority and none that tackle Indian culture with a futuristic twist.
“The hope is to draw on our deep lore to create a world that’s distinct but relatable, complete with guns and gameplay systems you’d expect — with a few surprises we plan on revealing down the line.To be honest, we’re surprised at the progress we’ve made, given that we wrote this game from scratch. We had our first playable version of the game at our yearly company meet-up on 25 November 2021 which was very well received,” says SuperGaming co-founder and CEO Roby John.
The game is slated to be playable in 2022 and is the company’s most ambitious project to date. Since its early development, SuperGaming has launched a developer blog to showcase a rare behind-the-scenes look at how games are made in the country.
A specialist in the mobile games space, SuperGaming’s decision to target PC and console platforms is in line with the goal of making games in India for the world.
“In addition to mobile, PC and console need to be cracked in order to be on the world stage of gaming. When we say ‘global’, ‘world’, or ‘international’, we don’t get to trivialise what those words mean. We don’t get to pick a subset of what they actually represent and say ‘this is global for us’,” says SuperGaming chief architect Indus Sujeet Kumar.“
Indus follows SuperGaming’s recent hits, social game Silly Royale, which recently clocked 14 million players and multiplayer shooter MaskGun which has garnered over 60 million players.
For more on Indus, check out the developer blog that’s updated weekly as well as Discord, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest behind-the-scenes updates.
Here’s all the basic information about the game in one place. This should clear doubts you have about Indus and what to expect.
What is Indus?
Indus is a made-in-India for-the-world battle royale in development at SuperGaming.
What’s Indus story about? What’s my character called?
The game has you in the role of a Mythwalker. You’re a hired gun working for COVEN, an intergalactic syndicate that discovered an ancient yet scientifically advanced world called Indus.
What is the planet of Indus?
The planet of Indus is a mystery to most spacefaring civilisations. It’s a collection of untouched, unexplored, and ever-changing islands.
Why is Indus important to the galaxy?
Faint whispers of Indus’ limitless Cosmium — a life-changing natural wealth have drawn the attention of COVEN, looking to harvest it for material gain.
What’s the map of Indus called?
All the action in Indus takes place on an ever-changing island map called Virlok.
What can I play Indus on?
Indus will be playable on PC, mobiles, and consoles.
Do I have to pay to play Indus?
No. Indus is a free-to-play game. You won’t need to pay to play it. Like most free-to-play battle royale games, we plan to monetise through in-app purchases.
Will Indus have a battle pass?
While Indus is a free-to-play game, we’re still deep in development and yet to determine the exact progression mechanics that would be the right fit for our game.
Can my phone run Indus?
Hopefully, most mainstream Android and iOS devices should be able to run the game with no issues when it’s out. Watch this space for more or check out our Discord for these details when they’re ready.
We’re early in development, so we haven’t locked in the minimum requirements to play Indus just yet. However much like our other games, we take compatibility seriously.
When will I be able to play Indus?
When it’s done. A playable version of the game should be available in 2022.
What are Indus anti-cheat measures?
We take cheating very seriously and employ a variety of methods to prevent it. Our aim is to make Indus fun and fair for all players, much like our existing games — MaskGun and Silly Royale, we monitor and act on any unusual activity to ensure the community isn’t impacted in any way.
What engine is Indus running on?
Indus runs on Unity as base engine with a fully custom-built sandbox shooter tech stack called the Indus Engine.
Mobile is the biggest segment of the global gaming market by hardware now and we want to treat players on mobile as first-class citizens rather than an after-thought. For us, working with Unity, it’s significantly easier and faster to target mobile devices because of its feature set, toolchain, and relatively lighter runtime footprint compared to some other commercially available game engines.
The team has an extensive experience working with Unity over multiple shooter titles. We made a conscious choice going with Unity so that we can leverage our expertise working with it and deliver the game in hands of players as soon as possible.
What type of guns can I use in Indus?
Like most shooters, you can expect a variety of guns at launch. These include — and are not limited to — assault rifles, hand cannons, and even snipers to name a few. Speaking of snipers, we just dropped our first concept art for Ashvini, our double-barrel, burst-fire sniper in our Discord. You can also check it out right here:
Will Indus have both FPP (first-person perspective) and TPP (third-person perspective) modes?
Right now, Indus is in FPP only — at least in our internal play tests, though we are planning for both down the line.
Can I make videos on Indus? Will you copyright strike my channel? Is there an Indus creators program?
Yes you can make videos on Indus and no we won’t copyright strike your channel. There are exceptions to this such as using Indus art, screenshots, videos, and gameplay to misrepresent the game or being in violation of our content creator guidelines. And yes, there is an Indus creators program. .