As some might recall, Greece tossed two Bohemia Interactive employees in jail back in September. The charge? Espionage, of course. The two were working on Arma 3 prior to their arrest, but they've denied that they were doing anything other than having a holiday at the time. Thanks to a legal strike in the country, the pair are still waiting to appear in front of a Greek court. In an appeal to Greek president Karolos Papoulias, Czech president Václav Klaus has asked that Papoulias pay "special attention" to the matter.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that wandering around a foreign island taking video and photographs of military installations can be seen as kind of suspicious in the eyes of that island's government. After all, any military is generally not going to be happy about such a situation. This is the unfortunate predicament that two Bohemia Interactive employees now find themselves in. The duo was arrested on Sunday on charges of espionage after conducting surveillance on the island of Lemnos for their company's newest video game: Arma 3.
If you're into zombies and mods for video games, chances are you've heard of the DayZ mod for ARMA 2. The creator of the mod, Dean Hall, actually works for ARMA 2's developer, Bohemia Interactive. Rocket, as he is known to the community, has just revealed that the mod has become the basis for a full-fledged game from the studio. There'd been lots of talk about an actual game coming out of the mod, and now it's official.