Iran has actually banned the sale of a computer game which offers players the chance to take a first-hand role in the 1979 revolution.1979 Revolution: Black Friday was developed by an Iranian-born video game designer Navid Khonsari and his partner, and has actually been applauded for being historically precise.
It has been prohibited by officials in Tehran for being "Anti-Iranian" and "pro-American propaganda".
Mr. Khonsari, a former Rockstar Games designer who helped establish the popular Grand Theft Auto series states they will look for another way to obtain the video games to the masses."We’ve been aggressive. We are attempting to fight the censorship," said Khonsari. "It's quite simple. We attempted to represent an honest account of exactly what occurred."
The video game lets players experience the troubled occasions through the eyes of a photojournalist who is viewing his nation deciphers.Gamers make choices for the primary character, such as photographing protestors from roofs, and reacting to an interrogation in the notorious Evin Prison, long understood for holding and abusing political detainees.Iran's National Foundation for Computer Games obstructed all sites that provided the game less than 48 hours after it went on sale.
Khonsari said that maintaining the precision of the history behind the transformation was as essential as creating a great video game.
His group carried out lots of interviews with Iranians who lived through the transformation, and the game's story is based on their real-life accounts.
Players can also get a historical lesson with real pictures and audio recordings.