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IAF game featuring Abhinandan nominated for 'Google Award'

Google Play’s Best of 2019 awards has been announced to honour the best Android apps and games of 2019. The award also highlights apps that are the favourites of millions of Android users globally. As part of the 2019 Users’ Choice winners, the official Indian Air Force Android game has been nominated among the top 10 most popular games of 2019. Having said that Call of Duty Mobile grabbed the top spot and won the Users’ Choice award.

The game dubbed as “Indian Air Force: A Cut Above”is available on both Android and iOS for free. Other nominated top 10 games are RAID: Shadow Legends, Brawl Stars, Assassin's Creed Rebellion, Masala Madness: Cooking Game, Angry Birds Dream Blast, Stick Cricket Live, Ludo All Star - Online Classic Board & Ludo Game and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

The IAF game is developed by Delhi-based Threye Interactive. The company had made a similar game for the IAF in 2014 which was called “Guardians of Skies”. The new IAF game is similar to the older Guardians of Skies game including controls and graphics. However, the developers have added a new storyline along with some gameplay changes.


The new game allows players to simulate missions similar to the one wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman was assigned in February this year. Gamers will have the option to use a wide range of IAF warplanes while playing. There are 10 missions in total to try out in the game.

The game supports online multiplayer gaming too in which different players can compete against each other in the game. “Multiplayer game will have two modes – a squad vs squad where players team up, and a free for all, where the last man standing will be the winner,” explained the developer. The multiplayer mode is expected to be available later.

Apart from flying fighter planes, gamers will also get the chance to go on missions “as aid to civil authorities in the form of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.” To add more thrill to the game, the developers have given the option to use long range missiles in the game as well.

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