‘Sybil Danning’s Ruger’ plans premium memberships, but one of its contents has given others around the world pause
Phnom Penh, Cambodia - 30 th August 2010? -‘Sybil Danning’s Ruger’ is a cloud-based shooter videogame currently in production. The game stars Sybil Danning’s iconic character Ruger; a sexy, bountiful ex-LAPD cop turned bounty hunter. The game will release exclusively in Germany and Austria in Q3 2012 and see a tiered release throughout the world.
Little controversy has followed the project, but that changed this week when Cambodian officials decided against a proposed promotional plan.
The game’s distribution plan promises to make countries where the cloud is currently scarce more available and to provide technologically developing nations the necessary infrastructure and modification. The exposure will boost a game driven gateway program.
However, Cambodian distribution has already seen a glitch and revealed one of the game’s secrets. A premium membership will be available with a wide variety of high-quality promotional products. The government of Cambodia is not having it with an apparently all too real looking gun entering their country in possible thousands. While the gun is small, attached to a key-chain and is faux-signed by Sybil Danning in metallic writing, the government feels children running around with guns“is not acceptable.”
“The type of weapon, the toy, is smaller yes, but if you were to have a real model of this gun in the, in our home, it would be illegal. The keychain can be easily tampered and I see young kids using them,” said a member of the Education Ministry on condition of anonymity. A Laos customs official said he saw problems because of its realistic quality. South Africa declined to comment but said“scrutiny” would be necessary.
When asked how he felt about gaming, the Ministry member bowed his head:“We are not talking about the game. We’re talking about a potentially deadly weapon.”
Les Thomas, producer of the game, answered briefly:“We have no intentions of removing the gun from our catalogue of goods. We will, however, look into our marketing strategies in these developing countries. They need robust cloud computing to thrive in the future. And we will always seek to be sensitive to the needs of all peoples. Our goal is to bring the world through unique gaming.”