New Delhi: Picture this: India’s next prime minister being selected by the click of a mouse or the press of a cell phone button!
Though this is farce in actuality, gaming freaks can now look forward to a series of games based on Indian politics and ‘help’ their favourite politician win.
Hyderabad-based 7Seas Technologies Limited has launched five online political games which have prominent Indian political leaders as main characters vying for the prime minister’s post.
“Given the enthusiasm that the Indian elections are generating globally, we expect these online games to attract players of all age groups,” says L. Maruthi Sanker, managing director of 7Seas.
“These fun-based games are for relaxation and creating political awareness,” Sanker said.
“The main objective of these games is to provide relief to the gamers from their routine lives and at the same time create awareness among them on the Indian political scenario.”
The country’s leading politicians Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will be part of these games.
7Seas, which had launched a funny game “Big Fight” before the US presidential elections featuring Barack Obama and John McCain, has also similar games featuring Andhra Pradesh politicians.
“Five games feature Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and Praja Rajyam founder Chiranjeevi,” says Sanker.