Akshay Kumar brings FAU-G as alternative to PUBG Mobile

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Akshay Kumar brings FAU-G as alternative to PUBG Mobile

Bengaluru-based nCORE Games company is backed by Angry Birds maker Rovio

The Indian government earlier in the week banned the popular PUBG Mobile gaming app over security concerns. 

Now,  Bengaluru-based nCORE Games has announced the arrival of its flagship gaming app -- Fearless And United-Guards (FAU-G) similar to the PUBG Mobile's multi-player battle royale genre. This new development gives a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) mission.

nCORE Games is headed by Dayanidhi MG as CEO and Vishal Gondal as advisor and investor. It can be noted that Gondal sold his gaming business to Disney for close to $100mn in 2012 and is currently leading the GOQii, a smart healthcare company.

Gondal also added that Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is working as a mentor in the development of the FAU-G app. Furthermore, nCORE Games is backed by top international company Rovio, the makers of the hit Angry Birds game series.

 

The new FAU-G game reportedly takes inspiration from the Indian armed forces and how they tackle threats at the North-eastern and western borders of the country. The game will allow the protagonist to play in a team and collaborate with other teams up to five to conduct secret missions to counter the enemies. 

Another interesting aspect of the FAU-G game is that 20% of the net revenue generated will be donated to the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs-run Bharat Ke Veer foundation that helps bereaved families of the soldiers, who lost their lives and also those with severe non-life-threatening injuries.

The new FAU-G game is expected to arrive on Google Play and Apple App Store by the end of October. There will certainly be high expectations among Indians to see how well it fares against the PUBG Mobile.

A few months ago, TikTok along with 100 mobile apps mainly of Chinese origins got banned. This brought the spotlight on similar Indian-made apps such as Mitron. Within a week, several millions of people installed the desi apps and the user base continue to grow. Even Facebook-owned Instagram rolled out Reels to fill the void created by the TikTok ban.

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