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.

We've recently written a bit about Mir Mahna and I'm always fascinated with how different cultures can create different sorts of games, so I ended up spending some time walking along the displays of the Iran National Foundation of Computer Games checking out what they had to offer.

Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time in my schedule to go hands on with any of the fascinating titles I saw there (games like Ali Baba, Mountaineer or Age of Pahlavans) but I did snag this great little catalogue outlining all of the recent and upcoming games coming out of the country.

I've scanned in all of the descriptions of the games presented at the show so you can have a look too.


    Kotaku had an article on Mir Mahna a while ago, it's really interesting to see some history based games that aren't based on Europe or East Asia...

    Although I'm guessing the censorship on these games would be fairly tight.

    Age of Pahlavans looks pretty cool. Where can we get these? Iran? They dont take CC or PayPal over there.

      yea, a follow up article on where to buy these games would be good.

      In fact Kotaku should feature each of these and encourage us all to play them in the name of peaceful relations and understanding.

      Just think, what if playing each others video games brought world peace?? That would really piss the ACL off.

        Well Garshasp is available on steam for $10. I'll probably pick it up at some stage, almost got it in the last sale but I was already over budget.

        Of the others outland, Lotfali Khan Zand, The Ant, Silent Planet, Black gold, Ali Baba and Siavash all look interesting.

        Playing and learning about other culture myths and legends is always interesting.

    Good to see a positive side to all the media propaganda about Iran, and the middle east in general. When all that war bullshit is over, then the free peoples of those regions will be able to show us there stuff, not just in games, but all forms of literature. Cant wait - and I love the art style of the Ali Baba game, looks authentic as it should.

    Just interesting to note that;
    Western = Call of Duty
    Iran = Cry of Freedom

      Graphics look better than Modern Warfare 3 at least..

    Where's "Stone The Adulteress!" and "Homosexual Hangedman Challenge"?...

    Outland = The Palestinian conflict with Israel

    hmmmmm...that game "Alavi Detector" has a pretty huge allowed age gap to play the game..10 to 35 years old!...so if your 9 years old your screwed and if your 36 dont even bother

    but honestly im curious to play some of them i would support some of them as i am tired of playing games from the west you capitalist pig! :P

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