Akshay Kumar Unveils Made-In-India Alternative Game FAU-G
By Smriti Tripathi
The government announced the decision to ban PUBG and PUBG mobile lite, a wildly popular online multiplayer shooting game, along with 118 other Chinese games amid the renewed tension on the border. For competing PUBG, a homegrown company launched game FAU-G. It was unveiled by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.
The game was published by Bengaluru-based Core games which counts the Indian gaming industry veteran Vishal Gondal as an investor. FAU-G is short for Fearless and United-Guards and it has pledged to donate 20% of its revenue to the government's fund for paramilitary forces called Bharat Ke Veer which was set up after the 2019 Pulwama terror attack. The action game, FAU-G will be an initiative of supporting PM Narendra Modi's “Aatmnirbhar Bharat” movement.
As soon Akshay Kumar announced FAU-G, Babu-G and many other memes floated on social media timelines. The announcement came just two days after the government of India banned the Chinese applications. It mainly catered to the attention of the crowd who were worried after the ban of PUBG and PUBG mobile lite.
The game PUBG has been removed from Google and Apple play store. But the users who have downloaded the game already are still able to play the game. Several Indian gamers and developers took the ban as an opportunity to launch some desi alternatives to the game to encash on the gamer's interest.