Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
February 28, 2021
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 Tropico 5  banned in Thailand, as it 'might affect peace and order'

Tropico 5 banned in Thailand, as it 'might affect peace and order'

August 4, 2014 | By Mike Rose

August 4, 2014 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    1 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



Tropico 5 from Haemimont Games has been banned in Thailand, as the military junta government in Thailand believes that the game's storyline "might affect peace and order in the country."

Thailand has been under a military dictatorship for the last couple of months, since the civilian government was overthrown in a coup.

Now the Associated Press reports that, according to video game distributor New Era Thailand, sales of Tropico 5 are being blocked in the country.

In Tropico 5, you play a president who is able to rule over his country with an iron fist, controlling the media and generally making your own rules.

"In the fifth installment, the storyline has developed further and there might be some part of it that's not appropriate in the current situation [in Thailand]," the distributor's marketing manager Nonglak Sahavattanapong explained.


Related Jobs

Bitwise Alchemy
Bitwise Alchemy — Austin, Remote, Remote
[02.26.21]

Senior Software Engineer (Remote)
DigiPen Institute of Technology
DigiPen Institute of Technology — Redmond, Washington, United States
[02.26.21]

Curriculum Developer in Visual Effects for Real-Time Engines
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[02.26.21]

Tools and Pipeline Programmer
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[02.26.21]

Senior or Lead Tools and Engine Programmer









Loading Comments

loader image