Russia-based game developer Four Quarters is against the war in Ukraine but in common with other companies, still feels the effects of sanctions. In response to local credit card issues affecting Steam, the indie dev is encouraging people to fire up a VPN and pirate hit game ‘Loop Hero’ instead.
Four weeks later amid massive loss of human life and widespread destruction, things are not going to plan for Russia, militarily or economically.
An unprecedented sanctions package aimed at deterring Putin has plunged Russia’s economy into crisis and in common with Russia’s bombs hitting innocent civilians in Ukraine, sanctions are also affecting those opposed to the war back home.
Gamers and Gaming Part of the Fallout
In early March, reports from Russia indicated that sanctions targeted at the…