Devolver Digital and Doseone’s latest release Slam life – a game about graffiti, vandalism and double-hole cats – has been denied classification in Australia.
Although we do not have the details of the Australian classification board yet, according to the classification of the game elsewhere such as the United States – this indie title includes “drug use”, which is believed to be the reason why it has been banned in Australia.
This latest ban follows from the refusal Disco Elysium: The Final Cut back in March, and it also included drug references. Last month, it was then re-evaluated and received an R1
Here are some of the other things available to players in Sludge Life, according to the game’s website:
- Experience the thrill of vandalism from computer security.
- Curiosity and free will are your only motivators – roll as you please.
- Find and download laptop apps and waste your life playing a game within a game.
- Smoke Ciggy Cigs brand cigarettes. Smoke them up very well.
- Take pictures of exotic fauna and ambivalent NPCs.
- Dedicated speed button.
- A large baby, basketball court and a cat with two buttholes. [no extra charge]
- Three different finishes and fairly robust credits
While there is no good news for Australians looking forward to this, and well-known Devolver Digital, it is probably enjoys extra advertising. The Creator seems to be just as happy. The game is still apparently available on Steam in Australia, so right now only the Switch release has been affected by this.
To learn more about Sludge Life, check out our review – we rated it eight out of ten stars. If we hear any updates or the ban is lifted, we will make sure to let you know.