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Saturday, September 05, 2020

How to Legally play PUBG after ban? Korean Version and thoughts on FAU-G poster stolen

How to Legally play PUBG after ban? Korean Version: PUBG Mobile was banned by the Indian Government because it's 10% was owned by Tencent, which is a Chinese company. PUBG Mobile Lite was among the 118 apps banned by the government. But the Korean alternative of PUBG Mobile was not in the list. So, in this blog, I will talk about why it was not banned and I'll also tell you how you can download and play it. I will also present my thoughts on the stolen FAU-G poster.



The Korean version of PUBG Mobile is very similar to the Global version. But there is one major difference, unlike the lite and global versions, the Korean version is not owned by Tencent. And because it does not have any Chinese connections, it is completely legal to play this game. So, it is completely like other mobile games out there, and this means there is nothing wrong with playing it.

   

However, it is important to note that the servers of PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile KR are the same since they support cross-play online. The internal details of the server are not available to the public, so nothing can be said about future availability of the game.



If you want to download this app then you will have to download it from the Google Play Store editions of Japan and South Korea

These are the steps to download the game:

Step 1: Visit the Tap Tap website, you can also click this link.

Step 2: Click on the Install the Tap Tap button.

Step 3: Search for PUBG Mobile KR on the Tap Tap and then click install. The download will begin. It will take some time depending upon your internet speed.


Step 4: You will be able to play the game after the installation is complete.




Is FAU-G poster copied?

Akshay Kumar on 4 September made an announcement about the FAU-G game being developed by nCORE Games that is funded by Vishal Gondal, CEO of GOQii. It is a good time to release a new game in India as PUBG is currently banned and players are looking for alternatives. And, there is nothing wrong with that.






I just hoped that they do not make an exact rip off of some popular game. but soon after the announcement, people started tweeting that the poster was stolen.

But later it was confirmed that the poster was not stolen, they used a stock image and photoshopped an Indian flag on it.

Now, even though it's not stolen, using a stock image for the first reveal of the game does say a lot about the game.



First of all, this game is already getting a lot of attention and is going to be sort of the first big mobile game from India. And this is the problem, they are in so much hurry to use this opportunity and release the game that they didn't even bother to design an original first reveal poster for their game or think of a name that didn't resemble PUBG. 

And if they did the same thing with the game and promoted it as India's first game with their huge budget and all, then it will be a shameful thing for the Indian game dev community, especially for the ones who actually work hard to create something original.



The Chinese community is already associated with terms like copycat and rip-off. And as someone who used to develop small games and still and still wants the community to evolve and grow. This would be a huge disappointment. We already have an industry (Bollywood) which is known for copying and not being creative, there is no need for another.



There are many developers in India who do not get any support but are working hard to create original titles. Take a look at this guy.


He is creating a AAA quality game all by himself and is even creating assets on his own. 
I think we should support real hard-working individuals and not such opportunists who just want to make a quick buck by using the country's flag on a stock image.

I also think we should play and appreciate a game because its developers have actually worked hard to create something worth our time, whether they are from our nationality or not. Otherwise, it will be unfair to them and their craft.

My point is this. We don't really know what this game will be like. So if they put in the effort to be creative and design something original, then we should definitely support it. As its success will bring support to good developers in India. But if it a copy then this type of practice should not be promoted.
Otherwise, more developers will follow this model and we will start to see many more ripoffs and the devs who are working hard will also lose the motivation and start leaning towards the same path. And our community will also become just like the Chinese.

That's all I had to say about this topic. Tell me what you think in the comments. Thanks for making it this far.

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