I have heard of angry programmers inserting things into game projects without anyone knowing causing a bit of fun and interesting easter eggs as time has gone on however a recent event of this has caused a much more serious consequence for the studio.
Developer Red Candle Games (A Taiwanese company) recently released a horror game titled Devotion. This was apparently a first person survival horror experience that garnered a large amount of critical praise for the atmosphere it creates and the story it tells. Unfortunately none of that matters as the game has been removed from Steam following a massive controversy surrounding someone in the development team putting in a drawing of the current Chinese president, Xi Jinping, as Winnie the Pooh. Now while this all sound silly it actually has led to dire consequences for the company as the Chinese government is extremely strict with mockery of this kind. Not only has Red Candle Games lost it’s social media account but they also have had their publishers completely cut ties with them due to not wanting to be associated with this. All in all this is a terrible situation and really goes to show just how pathetic and childish the Chinese government is with criticism, here is wishing the developers the best of luck with getting this all resolved.
That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.