The Government banned another 118 Chinese apps in India. This also includes the high rated Pub-G. People displayed their disappointment and displeasure on social media, not supporting the ban of the famous game.
But a day after the Chinese game gets banned, a new game, FAU-G gets launched in India. Vishal Gondal, a partner in the game, took to twitter to announce the launch of the game. Fau-G stands for Fearless and United – Gaurds. This game has been made by nCore games, of which Vishal is, reportedly, a part of. The nCore games were launched in 2018.
Akshay Kumar also announced the launch of the game. Akshay, reportedly, also has a part in the game. According to Vishal, “he (Kumar) came up with the title of the game, Fau-G”. Kumar tweeted out about the new game and how it will be a positive step in the ‘atmanirbhar bharat’ campaign.
Kumar tweeted “Supporting PM @narendramodi’s Atma Nirbhar movement, proud to present an action game, Fearless And United-Guards FAU-G. Besides entertainment, players will also learn about the sacrifices of our soldiers. 20% of the net revenue generated will be donated to @BharatKeVeer Trust #FAUG”.
There have been many speculations about how the launch came so close to the ban of Pub-G. “FAU-G was always in the pipeline and we were preparing for an October release. The ban on PUBG Mobile was coincidental,” Gondal said in an interview with a media house.
Vishal also tweeted the launch of the game, “In response to PM @narendramodi call of #AtmaNirbharApp, @nCore_games is proud to announce our action game Fearless And United: Guards FAU:G with mentorship from @akshaykumar 20% of net revenues donated to @BharatKeVeer trust for India’s Bravehearts #JaiHind #FAUG #gaming”.
According to him the exact launch date has not yet been decide, but they are looking at an October launch. Vishal also hopes to gain at the very least 200 million users at the time of its launch. He also added that, “this game has been in the works for some months. In fact the first level of the games is based on Galwan Valley”.
They have also mentioned that the 20% of revenue generated will be donated to the government initiative Bharat ka Veer Trust.
At the time of its launch, Pub-G become widely famous among the Indian youth. The craze for Pub-G had reached an all time high, and many people even suggested putting a time limit to the amount of hours that can be spent playing the game. This was after many parents complained about how much time their children were spending playing this game. A few health related issues, like excessive stress and anxiety were also pointed out, which were a direct result of the game’s competitive nature.
The government had earlier banned 50 Chinese apps in June, which also included the very famous Tik Tok app. This decision to ban the apps came after the Galwan clash between the Indian and Chinese armies, after which the Boycott Chinese Products and Services became common in the general public. The government has now banned another 118 Chines apps stating National Security as the reason for the same. The officials say that these apps violate the privacy of the users and are unsafe for use.
The rift between Indian and China seems to be growing everyday. In such a situation lauching an app so similar to a Chinese one comes as a very controversial decision.