A game called ‘Fight of Gods’ been banned in Malaysia as it is said to be dangerous to religious and racial harmony in the country.
The game lets players choose different gods from around the world and lets them fight against each other.
According to local newspapers in Malaysia, this game was banned by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Committee (MCMC) on Sept. 8.
"This measure is to protect users and prevent inappropriate accidents," said Salleh Said Keruak, Malaysia's Minister for Communication and Multimedia.
"The Malaysian government will not compromise on behavior that could jeopardize the harmony of ethnic people so Steam should not allow people to be able to download the game in Malaysia within 24 hours."
Steam accepted the request of the Malaysian government.
Doug Lombardi Valve, the vice president of marketing, said, "I contacted the developer and removed the game. I am sorry for the inconvenience." He added that “Malaysian users who have already downloaded Fight of Gods on Steam can still play, but can not buy new ones.”
Fight of Gods is a 2D action game created by Taiwanese developer Digital Crafter. It is a game which lets players fight each other with different religious and mythical characters from all over the world.
Characters in the game include such as Jesus, Moses, Odin, Athena, Buddha, Guan Yu, Anubis. The game was first released in early September on Steam. After the launch, the game caused a stir between users and game broadcast streamers because of the abnormal setting.
After the Malaysian government announced the ban, Fight of Gods sales increased. Many Steam users do not mind the religious conflict found in the game.
A user with the ID Pedro-NF said, "I bought this game after watching the news." "If Jesus and the other gods live now, they would be more angry at the ignorance of followers for their teachings than this game."
A user with the ID "Platinumshadow" added that "Jesus and Moses will be a good choice for Christians," he said. "I hope Saint Michael and Samson will be added to the next update."
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