Member of the Indus development team, John Roby, shared more details about the upcoming game. John says the Indus is “inspired by Indian history, culture and Indo-futurism”. The team decided to go in this direction because there aren’t many battle royale games that prioritize lore. and there is none that offers a vision of Indian culture with a futuristic twist. Unlike many Indian games, Indus is releasing on PC and consoles alongside mobile. Games says the chief architect“We have world-class music, books and movies, but we haven’t seen a game that we can label the same! There are no highest-grossing games in the world, no GOTY PC, console or mobile titles from India SuperGaming will share more details about Indus in the coming months.
It’s refreshing to see an Indian developer making a game with Indian culture and history as part of the lore. As risky as it may be in a country like India due to virtue signaling, creating traditions around Indian culture can be done without much political backlash. International franchises like Far Cry and Hitman have storylines and missions set in India, but that hasn’t happened much in Indian games. It’s also surprising to see a PC and console title getting enough funding for the project.
In one interview with IGN India, Nodding Heads Games, developer of Raji: An Ancient Epic, said convincing investors and venture capitalists to invest in console and PC games was a major challenge. Most VCs and investors are open to investing in mobile games, where they can expect quick returns. That being said, with more games like Indus and Raji being launched from India, the gaming market in the country is only going to grow.