An Iranian-American man has been handed a death sentence in Iran. His crime: developing videogames. Amir Mizra Hekmati made a series of web games in which players killed extremist militants, such as Osama bin Laden.
The studio even released a KumaWar episode titled “Assault on Iran,” speculating on how the U.S. could respond to the country’s nuclear weapons program. In the episode, players had to infiltrate an Iranian nuclear facility, “secure evidence of illegal uranium enrichment, rescue [their] man on the inside, and destroy the centrifuges that promise to take Iran into the nuclear age.”
Hekmati confessed to be working with the CIA, but the agency denies involvement.