Update: September 4, 2020 10:19:29 pm
Mobile gamers across India are dismayed by the government’s move to ban the popular game app PUBG Mobile, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has announced an Indian app called FAU-G to cater to the same audience. Before the players were air-dropped on this new battlefield, memes and jokes were dropping online.
The FAU-G action game called Fearless And United-Guards is being claimed by the makers to be an initiative in support of Narendra Modi’s Prime Minister Atmanirbhar movement. Many people say it took only two days before the Indian version was released, as #FAUG and #AkshayKumar dominated trends across social media sites. Some were disappointed by the similarities to the US military-based action game, Fanatical Futurist.
Nonetheless, netizens are intrigued to see what the new game has to offer.
PM support arenarendramodiWe are proud to announce Atma Nirbhar Exercise, Action Games, Fearless And United-Guards FAU-G. In addition to entertainment, players learn about soldier sacrifice. 20% of the net income generated will be donated Azuki Trust #FAUG pic.twitter.com/Q1HLFB5hPt
-Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 4, 2020
Check out some of the new game memes coming soon here:
A series of events.
-Risssshabh👶 (@Sarcasmiclol) September 4, 2020
-sharmaJi ka ladka 🌸 (@TweetPranjul) September 4, 2020
-Mannat (@thandrakhleyar) September 4, 2020
— Tonishark (@Tonishark3) September 4, 2020
— Mr. Lotüs (@ MrLots1) September 4, 2020
— Cute Kamina (@ bittu7664) September 4, 2020
* PUBG out, FAUG in *
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar: pic.twitter.com/m4IvWl3bZn
Romana (@RomanaRaza) September 4, 2020
Le real-life fauji * pic.twitter.com/xMUhoHKw5K
— N-Wagmale (@SickEngineer) September 4, 2020
It also led to another meme template that included the wordplay that people would replace “Gee” with G to come up with memes such as Bau-G, Guru-G.
Working on a new game pic.twitter.com/vJZaRUgYBt
-Akshar (@AksharPathak) September 4, 2020
-Kaafi_Weird Choraa (@Kaafi_weird) September 4, 2020
Introducing… Babu-G😀 pic.twitter.com/maJ4CEqGr7
-Ansuman Rath 🇮🇳 (@_AnsumanRath) September 4, 2020
Working on a new game pic.twitter.com/9ijqiI7g38
-Saiswalup Bedamatter (heyysaiii) September 4, 2020
According to Maa-G, Gopi Bahu pic.twitter.com/cl5VoUMQXS
-Chandan Khaoash (@chandan_khaoash) September 4, 2020
Since 2008 pic.twitter.com/wfhWyjYbdl
-🆎 (@Woh_ladka) September 4, 2020
The announcement comes just two days after the Indian government banned 118 Chinese apps, including PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite. Some Indian game developers are using the PUBG Mobile ban as an opportunity to bring their digital choices to the game and keep gamers interested.
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