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Game Developer Sentenced To Death In Iran Asks Obama For Intervention

Amir Hekmati, the US-born game developer sentenced to death in Iran for allegedly engaging in espionage for the CIA, has asked the Obama administration to do whatever it takes, including a prisoner-transfer, to save him from execution.

Alleged Iranian Spy 'Confesses' That U.S. Video Game Company Is CIA Propaganda Tool

When Iranian state TV aired the alleged confession of a homegrown spy on Sunday night, Amir Mirza Hekmati’s recitation of supposed wrongdoings included the standard claims of working as mole for the American Government along with a less common twist: that he’d supposedly worked for a video game company that was secretly trying to warp American perceptions of the Middle East.

Iran Wants To Make A Game About Attacking Israel

There are sections of EA’s blockbuster Battlefield 3 in which the player controls an American soldier fighting on the streets of Tehran. It went down pretty well in most places, but Iran isn’t most places.

Iran, Of All Places, Double-Bans Battlefield 3

To be clear, the legal sale of Battlefield 3 in Iran has never exactly been widespread. But as is the way of the world, “street vendors” had been selling the game anyway, and according to reports that’s resulted in a crackdown from Iranian authorities

A Look At 41 Of Iran's Best Video Games

Last week I found myself in a back row of one of Gamescom’s business hall with a few minutes to kill. Turning a corner I discovered a sizeable booth set up to showcase the computer and video games of Iran.

This Historical First-Person Shooter Is An Iranian National Treasure

In the mid 1700s an Arab Amir took on the military might of Dutch colonials occupying Iran’s Kharg Island, capturing their fort and liberating the southern Iranian cities from colonial rule. This Amir, called Mir Mahna, is an Iranian national hero.

Former Rockstar Dev Working On Game About Iranian Revolution

A writer with credits in Grand Theft Auto III, Max Payne and, later, Alan Wake is now working on an entirely different project, likely controversial in its own way: “1979: The Game”, based on the Iran Revolution.

Here's A Look At Iran's First Big Time Video Game

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Iran Gets Its First MMO

With help from a national foundation for games development, Iran has published the country’s first online game, an MMO called Asmandez.

Real Princes, Real Persians. Quest Of Persia...

Real Princes, real Persians. Quest of Persia takes inspiration from Prince of Persia, but the game, its developer points out, is more Persian. The full story over at Slate.

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