Iran launches computer game on national hero

Mir Mahna was an Iranian national hero who liberated Iranian cities from Dutch colonisers at the end of the reign of Nader Shah Afshar (1736-1747).

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2011, 09:19 AM IST

Tehran: Iran has launched a new computer game on a national hero who defeated Dutch forces and liberated Iranian cities from colonisers, the Mehr news agency reported.

The computer game is called "Mir Mahna".

Mir Mahna was an Iranian national hero who liberated Iranian cities from Dutch colonisers at the end of the reign of Nader Shah Afshar (1736-1747).

A series of books titled "On the Red Marine Roads" written by Nader Ebrahimi were the major source of inspiration for the storyline of the game, the report said.

The game was launched in collaboration with the Iran National Foundation of Computer Games.

Project manager Morteza Rezaii, artistic director Behnam Shojaei, character designers Hossein and Ebrahim Diba and Behnam Shojaei, and musician Payam Azadi worked on the project.

The Iran National Foundation of Computer Games has previously released other games titled "Garshasb" and "Nader Sword".

IANS