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Windows phone game deemed offensive in Asia, denied release

Microsoft rejects game due to ‘toilet sounds’

Occupy Forever has been denied a Windows Phone release in China because Microsoft deemed its "flushing toilet sounds" offensive to Asians, according to Austrian developer Christian Zangl.

Microsoft said the game cannot be released because it "contains content that depicts toilet flushing sounds" and is targeted at an Asian market.

"Content that is offensive in any country/region to which your application is targeted is not allowed."

But Zangl pointed out the game, already available for iOS devices in China, has an average rating of four out of five stars.

"As always it’s up to the developer to submit again and try to convince the tester that the game should be certified," Zangl told Game Politics.

"In my opinion you shouldn’t create and enforce rules that you can’t even define."

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