Attentat 1942

Attentat 1942

Guten Tag! We’re finally available in German(y)!

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Rigolax Sep 19 @ 10:27am 
@djcj that's true. Valve actually has a German location by the way, the Valve GmbH. It's just one legal guy, I believe, but it exists anyway.
djcj Sep 19 @ 10:03am 
@Rigolax: yeah, but Steam seems to geolock anything that could potentially be used against them. That's also the reason why they lock indexed games, even if they are unlikely legally liable according to German youth protection law, considering they're in the USA.
knuddelholic Sep 16 @ 12:15pm 
Wunderbar. Vielen Dank guys. Please keep up the good work.
Rigolax Sep 12 @ 4:10am 
The thing is though, many outlets, even big German newspapers or public-financed TV, report often misleadingly on the recent change at the USK: The games that now get USK ratings were legal even before.

An unrated release is possible, an authority which has to check media before publishing would be unconstitutional approval-based censorship worthy of a dictatorship. Ignorant people sometimes claim every game or movie has to go through the USK/FSK, which would be, if true, frankly terrible. The truth, however, is that, for retail media, it's highly advisable and de facto required for distribution to get a rating, and, in case of video games with Nazi symbols, the USK rating provides much needed legal certainty: if the rating was done in error, meaning the game uses the symbols illegally, then the distributor of a rated game would not have to worry much about prosecution.
Rigolax Sep 12 @ 4:05am 
@Ulli movies are not exempt per se. The German penal law is not media biased in that sense. Movies just are just art forms were it is de facto accepted, and the movie rating board FSK, unlike the one for game's, the USK, (in form of their state authorities) did never, in recent years at least, discriminate against films with Nazi symbols against better judgement. After all, there also wasn't an erroneous court case in regards to movies that postulated a blanket ban* unlike for games, the one that was never, and still has not been (!), actually challenged by a newer one, except for the case of dropped prosecution in regards to "Bundesfighter 2 Turbo", which was the officially THE driving decision for the state authorities at the USK, according to statements to the SZ and RP.

*NB: de facto, not de jure; German law conceptually, unlike in the Anglo-American sphere, has less of a case-law system. Meaning, the decision was not that important after all.
Ulli Sep 11 @ 5:50pm 
@psychobilly. The game itself would have been allowed in germany. the problem are/were the swastikas, because when it's not a movie or art, showing this symbols are banned by law. The intent behind this was to make sure that no nazi groups would have demonstrations in german streets with swastika flags etc like we did in the USA at the ralleys in Charlottesville.
Rigolax Sep 11 @ 3:16pm 
Yaaay.
JakDope Sep 11 @ 12:22pm 
Finally. Just read about it and immediately bought the game. Looking forward playing it later this week (on vacation near the german/danish border atm)
Hellton Sep 11 @ 11:41am 
dĕkuji pĕknĕ!
Danke für das Release in Deutschland.

kryyysa Sep 11 @ 9:52am 
Dear Patrick, thank you for getting in touch with us. French localization is not in our current plans, but we will consider it for later or the next game ;)