Over here, the coders will be put in jail

Australia has effectively banned a computer game– Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. The Classification Review Board refused to classify the game, meaning it cannot be sold, demonstrated, hired or imported.

From the Amazon manufacturer’s description-

In a world where graffiti has been banned and freedom of expression has been suppressed by a tyrannical city government, an unlikely hero rises to win back his neighbourhood and become an urban legend of the city of New Radius. In Mark Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure play as Trane, a toy (beginner) graffiti artist with the street-smarts, athletic prowess and vision necessary to become an All City King, the most reputable of all graffiti artists. In your quest to become a legendary graffiti artist, you realise that an oppressive Mayor has a stranglehold on the city of New Radius, and you must use all of your high-wire graffiti talents to expose him and set the city free.

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