Millennials are either on Instagram or Facebook, but now there is an alternative: FAU-G (Fearless And United: Guards), a game that recorded five million downloads in just three days after launch! The ban on PUBG and 118 other Chinese apps has received mixed reactions from gamers in India.
However, it looks like the new game, FAU-G, which launched on Indian Republic Day 72, has managed to unite them again. 20% of its net proceeds go to ‘Bharat Ke Veer Trust’, which supports the brave Indians, as suggested by Akshay Kumar and Vishal Gondal, founder and CEO of Bengaluru-based game publisher nCore Games. The reason the game is currently not available for Apple users, but it just happens to be the best free game on the Google Play App Store in just one week!
Sense of pride
Player Sahil Rana hails the efforts of Indian game developers for providing an alternative to PUBG in such a short period of time. “I’m proud that this is our own game,” says Sahil, who has 7.9 million subscribers who follow him for gameplay, hacks and updates. Sahil adds, âWeapons are really important in fighting games, which gives PUBG the upper hand. In addition, the popular functionality of the Battle Royale mode in PUBG is also something that FAU-G has to bring. It offers multiple players a chance to fight together, while FAU-G is still available in single player mode. I think there will be a lot more improvements that will make this the best game.
Lokesh Raj, who owns a gaming channel under the name Lokesh Gamer with over 7.31 million subscribers, considers this a great move. He says, âAlthough one can understand English well, the sense of belonging that is reflected in Hindi storytelling helps to increase its popularity. The graphics need to be improved but it does with every game; it takes a year or two for a game to become that much more user-friendly.
Of the profits going to army personnel in need, Lokesh adds, âIf that is also part of charity, why stop at 20%? The game is now available in three languages: English, Hindi and Tamil. Vishal Gondal has announced that more language support will be available soon and that it will be available in Punjabi, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Telegu and Bengali. It also confirms that the Battle Royale mode will soon be introduced in FAU-G as well.
For a cause
âIt was a great experience playing FAU-G for the first time. The developers just need to work on the graphics and the bugs. They should also introduce the Battle Royal Game Play as soon as possible to gain popularity. The idea of ââcharity is also pretty fantastic, âsays Anmol Bhutani, YouTuber.
âDue to my tight filming schedule, I didn’t have the chance to download and play this game, but heard a lot about it. In addition, Akshay Kumar is associated with this game to reinforce Modi’s vision on Aatam Nirbhar Bharat (Autonomous India). Since the profits are used to give back to our soldiers, who sacrifice their lives for the country, it is a win-win situation, âadds Navdeesh Arora, actor.
YouTuber Shivam Trivedi also had played the game and found it exciting. He says, âThe concept and the timing are great. It is a step in the right direction and something that was long overdue. But the gameplay is not quite so polished yet. It is filled with items that bring out a person’s patriotic feelings. In fact, people spend a lot on games like these and it is amazing that anything has contributed to the âBharat ke Veerâ Trust. “