Same-sex relationships have been present in the EA franchise since the first game in 2000, with same-sex adoptions and marriage later added to the series.
Other Cold War era games included Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator created by Virgin Interactive, Spectrum Holobyte's Crisis in the Kremlin and virtually unknown Hidden Agenda.
Conflict simulated a hypothetical situation in 1997 in which the player assumes the role of the Israeli Prime Minister and is obligated to employ various diplomatic and covert directives to defeat its rival nations.
This has been important to us, as we know it is to you.” The ban applies to seven countries in Asia: China, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Egypt.
Users who had already downloaded the game would still be able to use it, however, the game will not be updated and may eventually be rendered obsolete.
Games based on geopolitics and elections existed long before the emergence of personal computers and their ability to quickly process large amounts of statistical data.
One of the earliest such games was The Game of Politics, created by Oswald Lord in 1935 which remained in print until 1960.
This game features conflict at the height of the Cold War, using political and policy decisions to shape outcomes rather than warfare.
In Balance of Power, any armed conflict between the player and the opponent superpower results in a nuclear war, which is considered a loss condition.
made headlines in 2016 after a free update to the game that removed all gender restrictions, in line with the studio’s ethos.
The update was originally announced as a small change to the wardrobe options available in the game, however, players were quick to discover that the update was far more comprehensive than just clothing choices.
added a wide range of gender options that were all independent from one another, making the game highly trans-inclusive.