Before FAU-G there was PABJE, a desi alternative to PUBG Mobile
The PABJE game, or as it is called on the Play Store - PABJE : Player And BattleJung Ends, looks like it is heavily inspired by PUBG Mobile but that’s where it all ends.
After the Indian government banned PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, there are many battle royales and first-person shooter (FPS) games that are hoping to fill up the huge gaping void. And trying to make the best of the Made in India sentiment, a couple of desi Indian alternatives have also popped up on the scene.
We told you about FAU-G yesterday. What we know about FAU-G or ‘Fearless And United Guards' so far is that this ‘proposed' PUBG Mobile alternative has only been announced and may take some time to reach the app stores. The title is being developed by nCORE Games and is announced by Vishal Goindal, CEO of GOQii.
But before FAU-G came around, there was another Indian alternative that showed up on the Google Play Store - PABJE. And we aren't even joking.
The PABJE game, or as it is called on the Play Store - PABJE : Player And BattleJung Ends, looks like it is heavily inspired by PUBG but that's where it all ends. Developed by someone called Dipak Kattikar, this game is not a battle royale but you can “find enemy and kill enemy”.
The developer even writes in the app description section - “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. This game is developed by Indie game developer ( Player And BattleJung Ends )”, followed by - “Please Don't See Bad Comment Because The Many Users played 57 version of game but 77 game version is fixed bugs please Play And Support me please”.
And if that's not all, there is also a PABJE Lite.
Going by the app description where the developer mentions - “For legends to survive this top action games 2019 will take you to the battleground to fire freely for the survival as sniper hero in the best offline shooting games with amazing battleground fire in this best action game 2019”- the game has been on the Play Store since last year.
It's highly likely that it came to people's attention while they were looking for PUBG Mobile or PUBG Mobile Lite on the Play Store and made a typo (of sorts). Both PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite have been removed from both the Apple App Store and the Play Store post the ban.
The Play Store states that the game has more than 100,000 installs, and 2.5 rating, and the reviews seem to range between people talking about bad graphics and game quality, too many in-app ads etc while there are others who think of it as a commendable effort. Most reviews are skewed towards how this game just does not work and is a joke.
PABJE is not available on the Apple App Store. If your interest has been particularly piqued, feel free to give it a shot, we take no responsibility for it though.