Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar announces indigenous action game FAU-G; likely to be released in October  

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Akshay Kumar said that this mobile game was announced with an aim to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Atmanirbhar Bharat mission

Hardly a week after the Centre banned 118 Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile, a locally developed multiplayer action game FAU-G has emerged as an alternative to the Chinese mobile game. The mobile game is expected to be launched in October this year.

On Friday, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar announced the indigenous multiplayer action game FAU-G on Twitter. He also said that this mobile game was announced with an aim to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Atmanirbhar Bharat mission.

"Supporting PM @narendramodi's Atma Nirbhar movement, proud to present a multiplayer action game, Fearless And United - Guards, FAU-G. Besides entertainment, players will also learn about the sacrifices of our soldiers. 20% of the net revenue generated will be donated to #BharatKeVeer Trust." Akshay Kumar tweeted.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru-based game developing firm nCore Games’ co-founder Vishal Gondal said that FAU-G was to be released in October this year and termed the ban of PUBG as a coincidence, reported The Indian Express.

Gondal, however, said that FAU-G would not be in a race with PUBG for market domination.

On September 2, the Centre had blocked 118 more mobile applications, including popular gaming app PUBG Mobile, terming them prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and defence of the nation.

The banned apps include Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, besides PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, according to an official statement by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

All these banned apps have Chinese origins. It may be recalled that the government had earlier banned over 50 Chinese apps, including TikTok and UC Browser due to concerns over user data security.

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