The nationalistic First Person Shooter Game, FAU-G has recorded the highest number of pre-registrations on Play Store in India in the first twenty-four hours. The developers, nCore Games on 30th November had announced that the game is available for pre-registrations for Android users. Cut to a day later, the game saw a total of 1.06 million pre-registrations in the first twenty-four hours.
A home-grown app, nCore Games had announced the launch of FAU-G days after the popular game PUBG was banned by the Indian Government citing security reasons. Though FAU-G has never been advertised as a battle royale game, there have already been comparisons with PUBG and how the Indian game could replace it.
The game was expected to be released in October but was delayed. In a trailer relased during the day of Dusshera, FAU-G had shown glimpses of the Galwan Valley episode. Even without any official release date, the hype around the game is very high, with the game being branded as a tribute to the Indian armed forces.
The description of the game on Play Store reads, “When glory beckons, where will you be? High up on the peaks at India’s northern border, an elite fighting group protects the nation’s pride and sovereignty. It’s a daunting task, for the most courageous: The Fearless and United Guards.”
“Join a special unit of FAU-G commandos on patrol in dangerous border territory. Come face-to-face with India’s enemies as you engage with hostile invaders on Indian soil. Fight for survival against the unforgiving terrain and the implacable enemy. Fill the shoes of a patriotic soldier and experience the bravery, brotherhood, and sacrifice of the men guarding the country’s borders.”
While announcing the game, the developers had also said that 20% of the total revenue raised by FAU-G will be donated to ‘Bharat ke Veer Trust’ which supports the families of martyred Indian soldiers.