Rimworld is a sci fi colony simulation created by Tynan Sylvester in which you overlook characters or “pawns” set up a colony and aid their development on an unknown exo planet. It has overwhelmingly positive reviews on Steam and was even Steam’s 2018 highest rated game. Your pawns are created to act somewhat lifelike as they have their own traits that define them, food to sustain them and recreation to keep them from losing their sanity. Making the pawns mimic people is what is getting the game in hot water by the Australian Government. The Australian Classification board first outright banned the game from Australian consumers stating it “…depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.” Which is understandable as you can engage your pawns in hardcore drug use, murder of their fellow pawns or the worst offender enslaving raiders that attacked your colony. For these reasons Rimworld was seen as a detriment by the Australian government and thus banned until a ruling in March of 2022. The game was no longer banned from the Steam website in Australia but now is given the extreme rating of R 18+. This decision was met after the council concluded that “illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards” and that therefore the Board was required to classify the game, Refused Classification.” The award winning game is out of hot water for now but due to updates and downloadable content for the game it seems it is only a matter of time before Rimworld is back on the radar.