• The game industry of Iran | Polygon

    The developers, meanwhile, say they’re only responding to what they see as provocation from the governments of Israel and the U.S., two countries often conflated in Iranian politics.

    “The reason we explicitly depict an attack on Israel in this game is that they too are explicitly depicting [attacks], in Battlefield for instance,” said Missile Strike developer Mehdi Atash Jaam in an interview with Iranian news outlet, Fars. He’s referring to the simulated ground invasion of the Iranian capital in Battlefield 3, developed by Stockholm-based DICE but published by California-based Electronic Arts.

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