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  Rebel Inc. now available in Afghanistan
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04/01/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

 

Rebel Inc. is a game heavily influenced by the culture and socio-political landscape of Afghanistan. Although the game world is fictional, it looks at important real world issues and was extensively researched to make sure it dealt with them correctly. As part of this, game studio Ndemic Creations went to the Afghan Embassy in London to meet with the Ambassador and embassy staff to get their feedback on the game.

 

The staff that Ndemic Creations met at the embassy were extremely positive about plans for Rebel Inc. Often people don’t think about or realise what is going on in Afghanistan and they hoped that the game would encourage players to explore and understand the complexity and scale of the situation in the country. They gave Ndemic Creations great insight and lots of useful comments on the Rebel Inc. simulation and the Ambassador even shared a number of personal experiences which the studio were able to integrate into the game. 

 

Ndemic Creations were also asked if they could translate the game into Dari and Pashto (the two official languages of Afghanistan) so that the people of Afghanistan could play the game in their native languages. They immediately agreed and now, after lots of technical challenges (to be discussed more in a later blog post), they’re excited to announce that Rebel Inc. is now available in Dari and Pashto on iOS and Android (PC soon). 

 

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“Rebel Inc. is sophisticated and engaging. It shows the complexity of war and insurgency with interesting options to achieve success through stability and peace."

 
  • H.E. Said T. Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the UK

 

“I’m grateful to the Afghan Ambassador and his staff for sharing their experiences during the development of Rebel Inc. and I’m excited that players in Afghanistan can now play in their native languages.”

 
  • James Vaughan, Rebel Inc. creator and designer