"We have officially bought the license"
Co-founder of the Indian game developing company, Indiangames, Vishal Gondal has stated that Akshay Kumar’s recently announced action game, FAU-G did not belong to the late Sushant Singh Rajput.
Akshay Kumar was accused of stealing the late actor’s idea. Sahil Ramani, a developer shared a post explaining how the FAU-G game was conceptualised by Sushant.
He further added that he had patented the action game in America but not India. It was reported that he was working on the game with Sameer Bangra, the co-founder of Indiangames before his sudden demise.
It was also alleged that the actor’s hard disks with the game were stolen.
Vibhor Anand, an Indian lawyer, took to Twitter to share a post related to the controversy saying:
“Sameer Bangra died in allegedly accident on 14th June just hours after Sushant’s death was reported. He was Co Founder of Indiagames.”
Now, Vishal Gondal has issued a clarification addressing the rumours. He alleged that the game was moderating by Akshay Kumar.
The statement reads:
“This statement is being issued to address certain ongoing conversations/rumours on social media that FAU: G was conceptualised by late actor Shri Sushant Singh Rajput, which is completely false and baseless.
“nCore was founded in 2019 by an Indian entrepreneur Mr Vishal Gondal and Mr Dayanadhi MG & others who have been in the gaming industry for over 20 years.
“It involves a team of over 25 programmers, artists, testers, designers who have worked on top gaming titles in the past and are currently developing the FAU: G game.”
The statement continued to mention:
“Vishal Gondal started his 1st gaming company Indiagames in 1998 which was sold 100% to Walt Disney in 2012 and he is also called the father of Indian gaming industry.
“nCore is a mobile games and interactive entertainment company, based out of Bangalore, India.
“We create and publish category-defining mobile games for the Indian market. Mr. Akshay Kumar has been a mentor to nCore.
“FAU: G is designed and developed by the team at nCore. All copyright & intellectual property related to FAU: G is owned by nCore.”
Addressed the plagiarism rumours, it read:
“Further, there are stories doing the rounds that the poster of our action game, FAU-G, is plagiarised.
“We would like to further clarify that we have officially bought the license to use the image from Shutter Stock.
“Additionally, this is just a teaser poster and we would be releasing the official game Title Screen and in-game art soon.
“To protect our interests, nCore and our founders will be initiating all the necessary actions as may be legally advised against all such persons including any foreign nationals who may be percolating such baseless and fake news for the reasons best known to them.”
— nCORE Games (@nCore_games) September 7, 2020