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Submitted by PsyphonD 631d ago | news

In El Salvador, Markus Persson would get kidnapped, and making gang war games could kill you

Sergio Rosa, the creative director of an El Salvador-based indie game team called The Domaginarium, reveals the difficulties of being a game dev in El Salvador and how dangerous the country is. For instance, boasting about video game sales like Minecraft creator Markus Persson could get you kidnapped, and making a game about gang wars could get you killed. (Android, Enola, iPhone, Marcus "Notch" Persson, Minecraft, Mobile, PC, The Domaginarium, Xbox 360)

wallis  +   631d ago
Location location location. Or in this case relocation relocation relocation.

When kidnapping is an environmental hazard like rain or snow then you need to pick your stuff up and move to a place where kidnapping is NOT a national past time.
vega275  +   631d ago
Well I know where I'm not booking my next vacation to no matter how they make the brochures look or the deals they give.
robavila95  +   628d ago
I've lived in El Salvador most of my life and I've never had a problem. It's just like every other country in the world, there's peaceful areas and dangerous areas, but it's certainly not destroyed by gang wars or any other bull**** they tell you. It's easy to look at statistics and conclude that my country is a violent wasteland, but that's far from true.
vega275  +   628d ago
I have good friends who I've know ln for years and they tell me its bad over their. Maybe not the worst than many other countries but its pretty bad. For a developer to also come out and say something like this doesn't make it sound any better when you have to worry about being kidnapped.

Gang violence is everywhere. Hell I live on a block full of crips and two block away are the bloods. So sometimes I worry I.might get hit by a stray. Which is a reason I'm looking to move
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