Want to become an IAF combat pilot? Well! you can experience it virtually now. The Phase II of Indian Air Force's 3D mobile air combat game - Guardians of the Skies (GOTS) - will be released on the android, iOS and windows mobile app stores tomorrow.
GOTS takes the player to a simulated world, wherein the player becomes the part of Air Force engaging in air combat operations against a fictitious country called Zaruzia. The player undergoes flying training and subsequently gets engaged in combat missions in various aircraft types of the IAF fighters, transport and helicopter fleet.
The first phase of the game with the two teaser missions was released in July this year in a bid to attract generation-next youth to pursue a career in the air force. The game received an enthusiastic response from gamers in the age group of 15-25 years and has been acclaimed for its realistic graphics and game play.
The game has won the prestigious 'Best Indian Game' award from Microsoft on its windows application store, proving its popularity amongst gamers. With over a million downloads till date, the phase two release featuring the complete range of one training and ten combat missions, is expected to propel the game to greater stature and downloads in excess of five million by the end of 2015.
"This will effectively mean reaching out to millions of individuals and engaging them with snippets of operational life in the IAF as a combat pilot and motivate them to pursue a challenging and exciting career in the Indian Air Force," an official statement said. Many of the missions featured in the game will be seen for the first time on a mobile based game anywhere in the world.
The game will also have a multiplayer feature in which players will be able to carry out simulated combat against each other using their mobiles and WiFi network.