You may have played history-based war games like Brothers in Arms or early Call of Duty series. But you have never played a war game on your computer that lets you fight through the Liberation War of 1971. A Bangladeshi game company, Massive Star has developed one such game “Massive Juddho 71” that will let you fight through the war in the actual historical context.
With the slogan “Massive War 71 not just a game but a depiction of how the nation was born,” the first episode will be available for free download this December.
The game will have total 21 episodes to be periodically released by Massive Star till 2021. All phases of the war will be covered by the time the last episode is brought out.
In the first episode, players will be able to play the roles of eight heroes in eight areas in 51 game levels.
The episode will cover the March-April period of the war, said Mahabub Alam, CEO of Massive Star.
People know the history of the war. But this game takes it to the next level by giving the players a feeling that he is participating in the war, he added.
“We developed this game for our next generation so that they get to know the real history of our liberation war,” Mahabub pointed out.
The game does not boast of any impressive graphics, because of financial and human resource constraints. But it does put out scenes like Bangabandhu's March 7 speech delivered before the war broke out.
Mahabub said one cannot compare this game to popular PC games like Call of Duty with a budget of like $250 million.
“But this is the beginning. As we are developing this game and will roll out new episodes, we believe we will be able to provide world-class graphics.”
With a team of 10 programmers and extra graphic artists, the game company spent around two and a half years researching into the 1971 war and learning stories from freedom fighters to create the game.
"By 2021 when we will have rolled out all episodes, Massive Juddho 71 would become the world's biggest history-based game," Mahabub said.