Hyderabad: The Vice Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal HS Arora AVSM, ADC launched the multiplayer version of its upgraded 3D Air Combat Mobile Game ‘Indian Air Force: A Cut Above’ at the Air Force Bal Bharti School.

The game was initially launched by the Indian Air Force to connect with the country’s youngsters, inspiring them to join the Indian Air Force and serve the nation.

The first version of the mobile game was launched on May 31, this year, and has been downloaded by more than 2.2 million ardent gamers since then. The single-player version required individuals to play with the in-built Artificial intelligence. The latest multiplayer version, on the other hand, will enable players to engage with opponent anywhere across the globe.

The mobile application has two modes — Team Battle and Death Match. The user has the option to choose from a diverse range of aircraft in the inventory of the IAF, including Mig 21, Tejas, and Mig 29, which were not available in the previous version.

In the Team Battle mode, the user forms a team with other players and takes on adversaries in the virtual arena, thus enabling a real-life feel of an aerial combat. In the Death Match mode, the user joins a match with eight players and the individual with the highest score at the end of the mission is the winner.

This version of the game includes augmented reality features, wherein users can have a 360° view of the aircraft both from inside as well as outside. Besides, the user will be able to upload their achievements on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites at the end of the session.

‘Indian Air Force: A Cut Above’ will be available on Android and IOS platforms and can be downloaded from their respective app stores.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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