Zynga launches two India-made games showcasing the Independence journey

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Zynga, which is now owned by video game giant Take-Two Interactive, has launched two India-made mobile games commemorating India’s 75 years of Independence.

According to company officials, both games named “Azadi Quest: Match 3” and “Azadi Quest: Heroes of Bharat” have been made available on both Google Play and App Store on Thursday. The games depict India’s journey to Independence and are available for free.

Both games are developed in Zynga’s studio based in Bengaluru

Both these game launches are a part of an educational games campaign for which the company has partnered with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The campaign is part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, a government initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of Independence.

“What better medium than gaming could be there to engage the youth to ensure they know the history of our country? These mobile games use the interactive medium to engage, entertain, and educate the people of India and abroad about the efforts of numerous unsung heroes of the Indian freedom movement,” said Anurag Singh Thakur, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

Talking more about the games, ‘Azadi Quest: Match 3’ is a puzzle game and it will highlight the iconic freedom fighters, historic milestones, and significant movements as players move ahead in the game. Users can avail of trivia cards that showcase key moments in Indian history, share in-game rewards and progress on social media platforms apart from fighting it out on the leaderboard.

The second one, ‘Azadi Quest: Heroes of Bharat’ is more of a quiz game that has 750 questions and will test a player’s knowledge about the prominent freedom fighters of the country. Both games will support English and Hindi language as well.

The company mentioned that the players would also receive an official certificate of completion to recognize their accomplishment.