RimWorld refused classification in Australia, banning it from sale

RimWorld, developer Ludeon Studios’ widely acclaimed sci-fi colony sim, has been refused classification in Australia, preventing its release and effectively banning it from sale.

It’s a decision that, on the one hand, isn’t particularly surprising given the Australian Classification Board notorious sensitivity around certain issues in games – RimWorld is, after all, a simulation whose incredibly deep systems make drug-fuelled cannibalism an entirely legitimate pastime for colonists – but it’s also a little peculiar, insofar as RimWorld has been available to purchase on PC in Australia for nearly five years.

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