PUBG rival FAU-G launched; gamers can fight China in Ladakh’s Galwan; Akshay asks people to ‘fight for your country’
In the virtual world, India is still fighting China and beating the hell out of its men in Galwan.
Yes, this is the plot of the first level of FAU-G, the made-in-India mobile game dubbed as an alternative to the ever-addictive PUBG, that was launched on the Republic Day today.
On Twitter, #FAUG was trending as Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who first announced the game back in September last year, released the game trailer and asked people to start downloading it from Google Play.
“Face the enemy. Fight for your country. Protect Our Flag. India’s most anticipated action game, Fearless and United Guards: FAU-G takes you to the frontlines and beyond! Start your mission today. Download now: https://bit.ly/37hijcQ,” tweeted Akshay today morning.
The trailer captures the June 15, 2020 Galwan incident in Ladakh when deadly skirmishes between Indian and Chinese left 20 Indian army soldiers including an officer dead even as there were reports of several casualties on the Chinese side as well.
“Corporal Ahmed, we should inform the base that the tri-colour is missing at a forward post,” the trailer has an Indian army officer telling his corporal as the enemy soldiers armed with nail-studded batons attack the Indian soldiers.
FAU-G stands for Fearless and United Guards is an action game for mobile that has been made in India by Bangalore-based company nCore Games.
In September, Akshay announced FAU-G on Twitter, saying it supports Atmanirbhar movement and that “players will also learn about the sacrifices of our soldiers.”
He also shared that 20 per cent of the revenue generated by the game will be donated to Bharat Ke Veer trust.
According to the nCore Games co-founder Vishal Gondal, the first level in FAU-G is based on the Galwan Valley skirmish.
Since the game includes the deadly clash between the soldiers of the two countries it will give the players a chance to fight the Chinese troops during the game and experience the struggle and fight that Indian soldiers faced during the ambush. The game will feature linear missions and the episodes will keep on progressing as the story will continue.
The game was available for pre-registration earlier. But if you have not done pre-registration you can easily download it from Google Play or from the official site of the company.
Since September last year when the game was announced, there has been quite a lot of buzz around it, even though all that is known about the game has come from a couple of teasers and trailers.