Rape Day is a video game where players can rape and murder women during a zombie apocalypse. Download platform Steam, which had advertised the game as being for sale from April, has dropped the game following heated debate. Photo: Steam

Gaming platform Steam drops ‘Rape Day’, a video game about sexually assaulting women, from its store after heated debate

  • Rape Day, a game set during a zombie apocalypse that has graphic depictions of sexual violence against women, was due for release on Steam in April
  • The platform, a champion of game developers’ right to free expression, says the game presents ‘unknown costs and risks’ to its business
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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Rape Day is a video game where players can rape and murder women during a zombie apocalypse. Download platform Steam, which had advertised the game as being for sale from April, has dropped the game following heated debate. Photo: Steam
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In the game Project IGI 2: Covert Strike, a rogue Chinese general takes control of a space rocket, plotting to start World War III. Photo: Handout

Taiwan, Tibet, Tiananmen: how to get your video game banned in China for political reasons

  • A Taiwanese horror game was recently banned in China for linking Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh
  • Games developers around the world have in the past fallen for more obvious political minefields
Topic |   Censorship in China

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In the game Project IGI 2: Covert Strike, a rogue Chinese general takes control of a space rocket, plotting to start World War III. Photo: Handout
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