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Iranian action game 'Garshasp' reportedly finished, may be released internationally

The Republic of Iran hasn't contributed much to the gaming industry since its obscure sci-fi MMO, Asmandez, but apparently we've been overlooking an in-development action adventure game called ‘Garshasp.' This trailer, which was released a few months ago, caught our eye due to recent media attention, and it doesn't look bad:

Garshasp is a monster hunter who seeks revenge for the death of his brother against the evil Deevs, but finds that there is more at stake in this conflict than family honor. Centered on themes of Persian mythology, Garshasp will offer a unique take on the ancient stories of the Middle East, and lots of blood and combos to boot. Judging from the trailer, it will also be taking more than a few cues from God of War and Prince of Persia.

Due to trade sanctions, Garshasp's developer has only been able to use open-source software, and is restricted to PC development. The status of the project is currently unclear, but as of the last update, international distribution was still being negotiated, and the game was still in development. According to Megamers, however, the game is complete.

You can visit Garshasp's official site here.

Dec 2, 2010

14 comments

  • Sy87 - December 3, 2010 6:06 p.m.

    I don't think games would help with diplomacy considering that we may not be prejudice. But when in game we will use it to demoralize our opponents. Trust me COD is proof that we will say stuff about our buds back in the UK. Oh and the Japanese learned who they were messing with so that's why they are friendly now.
  • Balaska - December 3, 2010 4:52 p.m.

    Have to say this has piqued my interest, I would really like to see this released, someone smuggle the developement team out of Iran plox
  • firas333 - December 3, 2010 12:54 p.m.

    couldnt stop laughing after he jumped the 1 foot drop while landing in a pose XD
  • ventanger - December 3, 2010 4:42 a.m.

    It is a pretty interesting news item. It sparks up all new ideas about ways countries can build relations. Movies don't translate well but games always have been. Gotta think of new ways of diplomacy since apparently keeping secrets is failing...
  • Cwf2008 - December 3, 2010 4:35 a.m.

    Wait wait wait when did Iran become advanced enough to make videogames?! Nukes i understand, hell we had those in the 40s but videogames?! *brain explodes*
  • flabslapper - December 3, 2010 3:48 a.m.

    this is gonna sound sarcastic but this would be a positive step towards relations with Iran, it worked with the Japanese
  • mistervirtue - December 3, 2010 2:17 a.m.

    I would buy this. Looks legit.
  • SideOfBeef - December 3, 2010 12:07 a.m.

    The game itself doesn't look all that special, but I won't fault a developer in a new market for that. Something about the lighting actually looks pretty nice.
  • Darkhawk - December 2, 2010 11:29 p.m.

    The REAL Prince of Persia.
  • MrTea - December 2, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    Fucking trade sanctions! they are BS. Imagine all the awesome games we are missing, coming from people that think different than us, which means innovative games. Not that this one looks very innovative but still, imagine the possibilities. Cuban games!! Cubans excel at pretty much everything they do.
  • Bobo1175 - December 2, 2010 11:14 p.m.

    look, it doesn't have anything to do with killing american infidels. We aren't that different after all
  • felipe222 - December 2, 2010 10:27 p.m.

    God of Persia? LOL
  • JoeMasturbaby - December 2, 2010 10:05 p.m.

    wish it was for consoles because it looks pretty damn exciting.
  • Sy87 - December 2, 2010 9:59 p.m.

    Whoa whoa whoa whoa. They can make games? Wow thats a new one to me.

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