FAUG is the acronym of “Fearless And United-Guards”, an India-bred action game which instills a sense of patriotism while playing the game as players learn about the sacrifices of Indian soldiers. The game is not published yet but due to its popularity, lots of fake counterparts surfaced on the application stores since the announcement and finally they are taken down.

This game was announced by entrepreneur Vishal Gondal alongside famous Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. The game was based on the Indian army and their valor in the battlefield. A teaser was released by nCore Games, the developers of FAUG, in which the incidents of Galwan Valley were highlighted and the Indian army was seen engaging with the enemies. The teaser also hinted that FAUG could be officially released in November 2020 but the game is not out yet.

The time-period of the announcement of FAUG collided with the time of PUBG Mobile ban in India and hence, FAUG was somehow considered as an alternative for the latter but this misconception was quickly cleared by the founder as he clarified that they are not trying to copy or mimic PUBG in any way.

Ever since the announcement of this game, several fake applications started appearing in Google Play and Apple App Store and they misled the audience in believing that the game was officially released. This created a lot of confusion among the audience as the game was never released and yet the application stores were filled with apps titled “FAUG”.

Photo: Vishal Gondal

The founder of nCore Games, Vishal Gondal, soon addressed this issue and requested Google to remove these fake apps. The action was not immediately seen but it seems like finally the plea was taken into consideration. Google Play Store does not list any applications when a search is made for “FAUG” or “FAU-G”. This means that all the counterfeit applications have been removed from the Google Play.

This is a good progress for FAU-G developers as they no longer need to worry about any application misleading the audience under their name. This also clears the way for FAUG as the users will be directed to the authentic application when they search for it. The release date is not announced for FAUG and as possible launch date was in November, we can expect the game to hit mobile gaming market very soon.