The Children of Morta developer Dead Mage has been summoned to court in Iran, according to a post on Resetera. The news came from a now deleted tweet from one of the developers of the game. Dead Mage is a primarily Iranian game development company with many of its staff from Iran but has a location based outside of Iran in Texas. It is currently unclear whether the developers themselves are in Iran or the US at this time. According to Resetera poster Amir, the deleted tweet had the following reasons for the summons:
…summoned to the court over the complaint that the game includes dancing, lack of hijab, lack of praising for God, use of magic for fighting demons and also a burial not complying with Islamic laws
Iran is a theocratic nation that takes its religious laws extremely seriously. As we’re not familiar with Iranian laws it would be unwise of us to speculate what kind of fines or punishment Dead Mage would face if the company is found guilty of breaking the law of that country.
We reviewed Children of Morta and in the review Thomas said:
A lot of love and time has gone into Children of Morta, and the level of polish and complexity across its narrative and gameplay make it one of the most interesting roguelites to date. The difficulty curve and relative brevity of its story may put some off, but Children of Morta is a beautifully crafted, polished roguelite that deserves your attention.
What were they thinking? Everybody knows demons can only be fought using military drones.