After PUBG Ban, nCore To Launch Homegrown ‘FAU-G’ Game With Galwan Valley Backdrop
Tencent Holdings’ PUBG game is displayed on a phone in an arranged photograph. (Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg)

After PUBG Ban, nCore To Launch Homegrown ‘FAU-G’ Game With Galwan Valley Backdrop

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Bengaluru-based nCore Games on Friday said it will launch FAU-G, a multiplayer action game that has been developed under the mentorship of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, days after the government banned popular mobile game PUBG.

nCore Games will launch the game at the end of October in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for supporting homegrown apps, a statement said. FAU-G stands for 'Fearless and United: Guards'.

"The game is based on real scenarios encountered by the Indian Security Forces to deal with both domestic and foreign threats. Players will be able to, in teams of 5, collaborate and unite to fight the forces of evil," it added.

The game's first level will be set in the Galwan Valley backdrop followed by third-person shooting gameplay in the subsequent releases, the statement said, adding that the game will be available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

On Wednesday, the government announced blocking 118 mobile applications, including PUBG, terming them prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and defence of the nation. This is in addition to the 59 apps with Chinese links that were banned in June on similar grounds.

Homegrown apps across segments like short videos and document scanning have seen downloads and usage zooming manifold post the ban in June.

nCore Games said 20% of the net revenue generated from the game will be donated to Bharat Ke Veer Trust.

Also read: PUBG, Alipay Among 118 Mobile Apps Blocked By India

Bharat Ke Veer Trust was conceptualised by Akshay Kumar and is under the Ministry of Home Affairs to support the families of India's armed forces who died in battle, it added.

FAU-G is trending on Twitter with thousands of 33,900 tweets.

Vishal Gondal, nCore Games Co-Founder and Chairman, said FAU-G will not only help gamers in a virtual setting fight the forces of evil but also positively contribute to nation-building by supporting soldiers.

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