FAU-G is an alternative to PUBG Mobile made in India. It is published by Bangalore-based nCore games. Indian game industry veteran Vishal Gondal and actor Akshay Kumar have also taken to Twitter to promote FAU-G. FAU-G is short for Fearless and United-Guards, and Twitter that promotes the game stated that it will donate 20% of its revenue to the government’s fundraising program Bharat Ke Veer. However, there is no news about the release date of FAU-G. It is unclear whether the game is limited to mobile devices or whether it will also be available in a PC version.
Vishal Gondal, CEO of fitness wearable device manufacturer GOQii, Published A tweet published on Friday revealed the development of FAU-G. Gundal founded the Indian game company in 1999 and sold it to Disney in 2011. He invested an undisclosed amount in nCore Games in March last year and served as the company’s strategic consultant.
In addition to Gundal, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar also promoted the development of FAU-G through his Twitter account. Posters suggesting the game’s storyline have also been shared on the Weibo website. This is said to be a contribution to the “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” (Atma Nirbhar Bharat) movement initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
FAU-G’s announcement came a few days after the government banned PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, as well as 116 other mobile applications in the country associated with China. Battle Royale games are very popular among young Indian mobile gamers.
nCore Games was established in 2018 and there are no popular games under the developer profile on Google Play. However, the company’s website shows that Angry Birds manufacturer Rovio is one of its partners. The company has also partnered with the popular mobile battlefield game Vainglory.
Indian games have been slowly gaining momentum, and PM Modi talked about the local game industry a few days before the PUBG mobile ban. Last August, Indian Air Force officers released a combat-based mobile game called “Indian Air Force: Breakthrough”. So far, the Google Play listing of the game shows more than 10,000 downloads.
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