Within hours of the ban on PUBG, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has started promoting a ‘desi’ alternative — FAU-G.
The PUBG Mobile ban in India has created vacuum, and Indians developers have pulled up socks to come out with a ‘desi’ battle royale game.
One of them is nCore Games, which has just announced a new action game, called Fearless And United: Guards or FAU-G.
Under Akshay Kumar’s mentorship, FAU-G is expected to be launched soon.
The Bollywood star has already started promoting the game on his social media platforms, and the news has started to get viral.
“For youngsters in India, gaming is becoming an important form of entertainment. With FAU-G, I’m hoping that as they play the game they will learn about the sacrifices of our soldiers and also contribute to the families of the martyrs; and with this each one of us has the ability to support PM Modi’s vision of Atma Nirbhar,” one of the messages, said.
Akshay Kumar said 20 percent of its net proceeds will be donated to Bharat Ke Veer Trust. The trust is a platform to pay homage to India’s brave-hearts.
The game is based on real scenarios encountered by the Indian security forces to deal with both domestic and foreign threats.
The game is expected to launch at the end of October with its first-level set in the Galwan Valley backdrop followed by third-person shooting game play in the subsequent releases.
The game will be available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Founder and Chairman of developers of FAU-G, Vishal Gondal, says it is a matter of great pride to respond to PM Modi’s call and present the world a world-class game, which will not only help gamers in a virtual setting fight the forces of evil; but also positively contribute to nation-building by supporting our martyrs,”
Dayanidhi MG, who is the CEO of the company said the company has in-depth experience in different genres specially mid-core games.
“We managed genre-defining MOBA games like Vainglory of SuperEvil Megacorp for the worldwide audience,” the CEO said.
Dayanidhi MG said they have also worked with global studios like Rovio. “We have an experienced team and are constantly expanding to bring the best talent together to create games that Indian gamers can relate to while playing”.