Made In India Battle Royale Game: Indus Releases Trailer At New York’s Times Square! (Exclusive Pics)

The trailer for Indus Battle Royale, a fully made-in-India Battle Royale game developed by Pune-based studio SuperGaming has launched its trailer at New York’s Times Square.

Made In India Battle Royale Game: Indus Releases Trailer At New York's Times Square! (Exclusive Pics, Videos)
Made In India Battle Royale Game: Indus Releases Trailer At New York’s Times Square! (Exclusive Pics, Videos)

This is the same studio that has developed MaskGun and Silly Royale.

Pre-registrations will go live later this year on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Finally a homegrown product

Indian players have had the chance to play global titles such as COD: Mobile, Apex Legends Mobile, New: State Mobile, and Free Fire: Max.

However one thing was missing: an indigenously developed title that can compete with these established ones. 

‘Indus’ has been developed for mobile, console, and PC.

First community playtest

The studio conducted its first community playtest last week which produced some interesting data from players.

80 percent of the community felt positively toward the theme of Indo-Futurism.

The average age of players was under 25.

Most entries for playtest invitations were from Pune followed by Delhi, Gujarat, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

Indo-Futurism: What is it?

Put simply, it refers to Indian culture with a futuristic twist.

The concept combines our history, namely the Indus Valley Civilisation and catapults it towards the advanced space age.

And this is no more just a river valley. 

In the future it is an entire planet.

Some inspiration has been taken from Marvel’s Wakanda, home of the Black Panther.

Map

Worldbuilding has taken a different direction than what other sci fi games do. 

Typically the genre reeks of dystopia, and at times, a general feeling of dread.

Indus wants to create a world that’s positive and optimistic.

Jatayu, the one from the Ramayana,  is the chief location on the ever-changing island map called ‘Virlok’- one of the ways it pays homage to Indian heritage.

Player character

Players take on the role of a Mythwalker, a hired gun working for COVEN, an intergalactic syndicate that discovered an ancient yet scientifically advanced world called Indus

COVEN wants to get its hands on Indus’ limitless Cosmium — a life-changing natural wealth, looking to harvest it for material gain.

Free or payable?

The game is free-to-play. 

Typical of such games, microtransactions will eventually be involved.

On the topic of whether it will have a battle pass- the official blog says that the studio is ” yet to determine the exact progression mechanics”.

Weapons

Like most shooters, players can expect a variety of guns at launch.

These include the ‘Kismet’ shotgun, an SMG, a heavy-duty sniper rifle, an LMG, and an Assault rifle.

Release

As earlier mentioned, pre registrations will go live later this year.

When the full release will happen is not yet revealed, but it is hoped that the studio does not rush it, lest it meet the same fate as CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077.

It can be tempting to push for a hasty release in order to meet players’ demand and in turn subject employees to intense crunch periods. 

However one of the best ways Indus can stand out from its global peers is by actually taking the time to build and release a finished and unbroken game.

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