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Croatian video game full with neo-Nazi symbols became a world hit in a short time (VIDEO)

Every player in the game is a prisoner who was sentenced for serious crimes, and although neo-Nazi tattoos aren't rare among the prison population, some players found them offensive, and this was a discussion on many different forums

Only a few days after the release of a video game "SCUM" produced by the Croatian developers from the studio "Gamepires" to a premium number of users, the players discovered that they can add neo-Nazi tattoos on their characters.

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Fans of these type of games soon shared their discovery on forums, and the manufacturer, and the publisher of "SCUM" decided to remove the disputable symbols. They also made a public apology for the failure on Sunday.

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"SCUM" game became as a product of cooperation of two Croatian development teams, "Gamepires" and "Croteam".

When the came became available in early access, the players on "Reddit" noticed a package of extras for characters which has options of tattoos with the numbers 14 and 88 which are famous neo-Nazi references. Some tattoos included the cross and a skull, which is also a tattoo used by neo-Nazis.

Every player in the game is a prisoner who was sentenced for serious crimes, and although neo-Nazi tattoos aren't rare among the prison population, some players found them offensive, and this was a discussion on many different forums.

All in all, correlations with neo-Nazis has created serious problems for the publishers, so they issued a statement soon after the criticism. 

- We have recently excluded the content which had the neo-Nazi symbolics from the game "SCUM". Our intention was to create an atmosphere that shows the worst of the worst criminals in the game and to show the terrible type of people who were in a situation to fight for their lives in a futuristic reality, where the worst criminals are fighting against each other. Since our first response on our forum regarding this topic, we have talked with our publisher and we wholeheartedly agreed that this content is not needed, that it wasn't supposed to be included in the game, so we removed it. We apologize for the wrong step and we promise our fans that we will be more careful in the future - they said from "Gamepires".

(Telegraf.co.uk / Index.hr)

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