As a part of an educational initiative honouring Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and narrating India’s struggle for freedom, Zynga and the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting jointly released two smartphone games in India: Azadi Quest: Match 3 and Azadi Quest: Heroes of Bharat. The government of India took this step to mark the country’s 75th anniversary of independence.
Azadi Quest: Match 3 is a match three puzzle game which is one of the popular mobile games categories in India thanks to Candy Crush. The game has a storyline where the dadi (grandmother) shares information about India’s struggle for independence to Rekha and Chotu similar to our grandma’s age old storytelling tradition.
On accomplishment of every level the information card gets unlocked. The moment you cross the levels, these information cards assist you to go back in history and get educated about British rule and India’s struggle for Independence. Reading history books can be monotonous for kids; however, this interactive game might help them to learn the subject as well as gain interest for the subject in an entertaining way. Likewise, the game can be useful for adults too to hone the knowledge of India’s Independence.
The aesthetics in the game are vibrant and the gameplay is fluid which draws gamers attention to play the game. The three characters Dadi, Rekha, Chhotu blend well with the game. The knowledge cards also include some rare pictures of India’s Independence era which is quite interesting. The game is ideal for reliving the inspirational and historical adventure of India’s freedom as one travels from 1857 to 1947! There are countless levels, as well as thrilling trips.
On the other hand, Azadi Quest: Heroes of Bharat is a type of quiz game that honours the unsung Indian heroes who gave up their present for the sake of our future.
This MCQ pattern trivia tests players’ patriotic knowledge of the history of India, and the greatest of heroes who made that history happen. The interesting quizzes help players to learn about the unhailed or unfairly forgotten warriors, tacticians and martyrs who made this country what it is today!
On accomplishment of levels one can collect Hero Cards commemorating India’s unsung heroes which can be shared with loved ones. The lives, motivations, and battles of India’s valiant freedom warriors as they worked toward national independence are extensively described in these Hero Cards. By playing this trivia game, not just the players but their entire circle can gain knowledge about the Indian heroes. The aesthetic is clean and simple to understand the colour of the graphics is subtle.
These two games are not just made for entertaining purposes but can also be used as educational tools. One of the best and engaging ways to educate today is through interactive activities. These games are one of the best tactics to look back into the Indian history of Independence and heroes who made it possible. It will be amazing if other history chapters were also incorporated into games like this.