(Replace: The primary model of this story talked about FAUG crossing a million downloads. Later it has been modified maintaining according to the official information from the corporate, nCore Video games, that’s the mind behind the sport.)
FAUG (Fearless and United Guards), India’s gaming ecosystem’s purported reply to the vastly standard however now banned PUBG, was launched on India’s Republic Day, January 26, yesterday.
Developed by nCore Video games, FAUG is conceptualised across the lifetime of an Indian soldier and portrays how faujis (Hindi for Indian army personnel) are preventing for the nation on the border.
The primary episode was obtainable on Google Play Retailer and in round 24 hours of its launch, there have been greater than 5 million downloads, making it the primary free sport on the Play Retailer, the corporate stated by way of its official deal with on Twitter.
That is even supposing the sport has obtained less than positive reviews. For the document, the sport had greater than 5 million pre-registrations.
On the Play Retailer, there are a lot of five-star scores in addition to one star scores, which form of the skews the image for the lay observers.
Its iOS model is predicted to be launched on the App Retailer in 3-4 months.
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FAUG is free to obtain with in-app purchases and non-compulsory adverts. It has an in-built retailer the place gamers can purchase weapons, equivalent to golf equipment, axes and pipes, and recruit skilled commandos of their groups utilizing in-game tokens, which could be purchased with actual cash or earned within the sport as reward factors.
The sport is predicated on actual eventualities encountered by the Indian safety forces whereas coping with each home and overseas threats. The primary stage of the sport is ready within the Galwan Valley backdrop (the situation of India-China border skirmish). The sport is at the moment solely single-player with multiplayer on the horizon.
The marketing campaign mode has voice overs and the sport’s storyline is in Hindi and Tamil with English subtitles and will likely be obtainable in different Indian languages within the days to return.
Reviewers say there’s a want for extra graphics and in addition enchancment within the sport presentation as effectively.
The corporate is predicted to give you extra updates and the gaming atmosphere as effectively.
The battle royal mode (a la PUBG Cellular) can be anticipated to be launched quickly. FAU-G has 5v5 Crew Deathmatch and Free for All modes, however they don’t seem to be accessible in the intervening time.
“We’re working in the direction of including extra content material to the sport and bettering the gameplay expertise,” the corporate has stated.