Whistling is something many Indians are experts at. Some can whistle an entire song while others whistle to express their then feelings, like if they are happy.
Playing video games whether on PC or smartphones is a trend that has caught up with Indians.
Hey, wait a minute! Why did we jump from whistling to video games? What’s the connection, you ask? None, if you see it that way, but a young Indian engineer saw a connection.
Kishlay Raj. Facebook
As you can see, the height of jump the ball takes depends on the length of the whistle.
The ball will continue moving forward. A player can only control the jump over obstacles, while the ball continues heading towards the goal.
So technically, the game is totally hands-free!
This is a screenshot from Pah, one of the first voice-based games. PlayStore
Players give specific commands in the game to fight a war. As one reviewer put it, “It is like being a General in a war room.”
A screenshot from Tom Clancy’s EndWar. GameSpot
It is simple and does not put one through a lot of stress (like the Tom Clancy one would). It is not for hardcore gamers but for those who want to kill time between their busy schedules.
Yet India’s gaming industry is rising at a rapid pace, which means the revenue generation will go north in no time. There are now more than 250 gaming companies in the country, and their numbers are only rising given the rise in demand. So Raj’s game comes at the right time.
But as an afterthought, since the Indian society has a very low opinion of whistling (blame the catcallers!), will not anyone playing this game in public have a lot to explain if misunderstood?