[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: quake2 and german youth protection law

Måns Rullgård <mru@inprovide.com> writes:

> In my opinion, the game engine by itself can't be classified in those
> terms.  It contains no inherent depiction of violence, glorification
> of war, or whatever else is on that list.  I am fairly certain that
> the quake2 engine could be used to create a totally non-violent game.

Sounds reasonable to me. But I'm afraid that you could as well stick
to the letter of the law and say it's essentially identical to content
of media that has been found to be youth-endangering. 

Also, there is the problem that you may not advertise for Quake
II. And the package description could be seen as advertisement.

Finally, there is a package quake2-data that provides an installer for
the Quake 2 shareware game data. And that data is definitely

When I'm at the university library next time I will look for some more
information on this issue.

Michael Below

Reply to: