The ‘Made in India’ game, FAU-G, which was announced back in September, is now live on the Google Play Store for pre-registration. When it was first revealed, at a time when the government had banned the famous first-person shooter (FPS) game PUBG Mobile, the game was scheduled to be released in late October. Then at the end of October, nCore Games, the game’s developer, released a trailer talking about a release in November.
On Google Play, the connection is for pre-registration only. Google Play will alert you once you register when the game becomes available. FAU-G stands for Guards: Fearless And United. It is a game that will pay tribute to the armed forces of India, with an emphasis on soldiers posted on the borders of the country.
The first episode is based on the ‘Galwan Valley’ clashes with China, according to the November teaser. The summary does not, however, mention the incident in the Galway Valley as such.
The description for the game reads, “High up on the peaks of the northern border of India, an elite fighting group protects the pride and sovereignty of the nation.” For the bravest: the Fearless and the United Guards, it’s a challenging job. Enter an FAU-G special unit of patrol commandos in volatile border territory. Come face-to-face with the enemies of India when you engage on Indian soil with hostile invaders.
The summary of the game also states that it is based on situations from the real world. Vishal Gondal, the co-founder of nCore Games, who is also the CEO of the GOQii fitness brand, said in September that FAU: G is not meant to compete with PUBG. In an interview, he told indianexpress.com, ‘FAU-G was already in the pipeline and we were planning for a release in October. PUBG Mobile’s ban was coincidental.
Actor Akshay Kumar also revealed the game on Twitter. The actor said in his tweet that 20 percent of the net income generated will be donated to the BharatKeVeer Trust fund. The name FAU-G was also revealed by Gondal to be the brainchild of the actor Akshay Kumar.
Interestingly, PUBG Corporation has also announced efforts to carry PUBG Mobile back to India, with specific emphasis on the Indian market and some features available only here.