Iran has blocked the sale of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday in its native region after alleging that the choice-driven PC game presents "false and distorted information" regarding the 1979 revolution.

The narrative-based title from independent studio Ink Stories puts players in the shoes of a photojournalist and claims to present a "historically accurate" realisation of the uprising in Tehran.

Despite widespread praise for its depiction of the Iranian revolution, the country's video game supervising board – the Iran National Foundation for Computer Games (NFCG) – took action to block the game's sale from online retailers, such as Steam, due to what it described as "anti-Iranian" sentiments.

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