The lights are on
State of Decay developer Undead Labs says it has re-submitted the game to the Australian Classification Board for rating after making a few changes.
Last week it was reported that the game was denied classification due to what the board deemed was "drug use related to incentives or rewards."
Now the developer says it's made some changes and expects for the title to be rated by the board. A Facebook post from Undead Labs reads: "Australians, I can OFFICIALLY tell you that the special edition of the game is now in the hands of your review board. Stimulants out! 'Supplements' in! Who could possibly not like vitamins? They're good for you. Anyway, we're feeling pretty optimistic about our chances."
For more on the game, take a look at Joe's review.
[Source: Facebook via Joystiq]
Our TakeI'm not exactly privy to how the Australian Classification Board works, but it's good to hear that the feedback it gives to developers regarding the submission process is specific enough that changes like this can be made.
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The Australian Classification Board has always been pretty strict. But I'm glad they give enough feedback for developers to try to change a few things in game to make sure that it can be released for the consumers.
I hope the game gets approved. Its not a bad game but it needs improvements.
And make to sure to get on submitting this to PC as well. I've been waiting for this game for awhile! Hopefully our friends down under get to play this soon.
I really can't believe the game was shot down the first time. You take drugs like aspirin to get health back. Sure there is morphine too but really? if someone was badly hurt In real life they would use morphine just like you can in the videogame
You're more likely to get bitten by an Australian dodo bird than to get a game approved by their ratings board.
Let's hope, for their sake, they take it this time.
I just started playing the game a few days ago and can't get enough of it... awesome arcade title, happy to hear Australians will have a chance to get in on the zombie-killing fun.
Hopefully our friends in the au will be able to survive with us