Despite Gov’t Approval, Google Rejects ‘Attentat 1942’ from Google Play Store in Germany

‘How we’re supposed to make an historically-accurate game about WW2 horrors without Nazis? We don’t know.’

Brilliant article by Gamasutra about the release of the videogame Attentat 1942. Despite the developer’s effort, Google refused to publish the game on their Play Store in Germany, France, Austria and Russia.

I wholeheartedly agree with their quote:

“We firmly believe that videogames are art and can be an important part of public conversations. When we ban everything with any controversial keywords no matter the content, everybody loses.”

Check out the trailer for the game:

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Originally published at http://blog.minutestomidnight.co.uk on July 21, 2020.

Producer, sound designer and web developer. Released the album ‘After 1989: A Trip To Freedom’ about a real-life story between two wars. Game audio enthusiast.