Fight Gods indie has released right now there is some religious tension. In Malaysia, folks are not happy with religious figures in the Fight Gods. The reason for this removal of the indie is conflicts with local laws. In Malaysia, their religion is Buddhism, Islam, Mahayana and different sect of it. For those who don’t know about Fight Gods, it’s a fighting game based on Gods from different religious. Kind of reminds me of Smite, of coarse that’s MOBA game. Gods that appear in the game are Jesus, Budda, Moses,Zeus and more. Valve issues a following statement (image below) as a result of the removal of Fight God. Currently affecting Malaysia country not the U.S U.S Malaysia’s president Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin told The Sun “immediately ban Fight Gods or block download link”. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission gave Steam 24 hours to disable Fight Gods download links throughput the country.
Developer Digital Crafter and publisher PQube said in a statement (image above) at Kotaku UK. In my opinion, carefully of making a game that will offend countries and people. These video game developers should have done research about laws in third world countries. Read alot of stories about video games getting blocked because of laws in countries. Guessing that developer wants to market their games to other countries like Japan, Russia, France, Malaysia and more. Laws couldn’t be broken and we have to abide by them. Freedom of choice whether not to release a game based on moral and beliefs. There is the internet which you can download games without buying them . Some people will find a way to play the game. As long for the Malaysia government will ceased those sites. Fight God is a early access indie game and is available on Steam. One last thing, don’t forget Bible Fight where is the blacklash for that game.