In Iran, the authorities have imposed a limit on a famous mobile game Clash of Clans. Now, only a limited number of people can access this game. A government committee demanded the limit on this game after a psychologist revealed in his report that this game encourages violence and tribal clash.
The committee that plans the Internet laws said that excessive usage of this mobile game may negatively affect the personal lives of the youth. Keeping this in mind, there should be an age limit for playing this game.
On the other hand, the users are saying that they are facing difficulties in accessing this game after the authorities have placed a ban on it. According to the data collected during the current year, 64% of the total mobile game players in Iran have already played the Clash of Clans. The decision of restricting the access to this game was taken on 27th December 2016.
An Internet connection is necessary for playing the Clash of Clans game. Some game players in Iran are saying that an age limit was imposed on this game, but now, this limit is affecting almost everyone. However, some users are claiming that they have found an alternate way for accessing this game.
It is not the first time Iran has imposed a restriction on a game. Back in August, the authorities forced a ban on the Pokémon Go game. The government of Iran censors the Internet service for keeping its public safe from the content it believes is not suitable for the people.
Clash of Clans game is developed by a Finland-based firm Supercell and it says that more than 100 million people play this game every day on their smartphones. Supercell has also developed a game called “Clash Royale,” which was featured in Google’s top five trending games of 2016.
In July, the Chinese firm Tencent partnered with Supercell to purchase 84.3% of the company for the cost of $10.2 billion.