The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund
McMillen has taken to Twitter to air his frustrations over Nintendo's
refusal to publish his roguelike baby adventure because of its
controversial religious overtones.
After a long internal debate Nintendo has decided NOT to allow the
Binding of Isaac on the 3ds. :(,” he posted last night, later adding, “As many assumed the reasons were due to the games
'questionable religious content'. Thank GOD Steam exists!”
The Binding of Isaac takes its name and
inspiration from one of the more disturbing stories in the Hebrew
Bible. It casts players as a naked baby who is forced to fight his
way through a basement of horrors after discovering his mother has
received orders from God to offer him as a sacrifice.
To be fair, this is fairly
controversial subject matter. That said, for Nintendo to take a moral
stance now after populating its 3DS library with Resident Evil
(zombies!), Driver (illegal activities!), Metal Gear Solid 3D
(murder! War!), and Dead or Alive Dimensions (big boobs!), seems a tad hypocritical.
his support behind other The Binding of Isaac supporters, Edmund said, “Seriously though, i gotta again
publicly thank steam for fully supporting Isaac and not requiring
ESRB or censoring its published games...Just one of many reasons why
Steam is the top dog of digital distribution.”
do you think of Nintendo's judgement?