A computer games maker has denied that its new title is cashing in on threats of a war with Iraq.
Launched this month, SCi's Conflict: Desert Storm is set during the 1991 Gulf War.
Rob Murphy, the company's finance director, told news website Ananova that the timing was purely coincidental, and that the game has been in development for three years.
But the current situation with Iraq has had a huge impact on sales, with the game selling out within five hours at one central London games retailer on launch day.
Murphy explained that there are lots of games based around historical events.
"What we are trying to do is create a good, accurate game," he said. "We have worked with an ex-SAS soldier to try and make it authentic."
Conflict: Desert Storm involves killing the enemy by taking control of a special forces unit. The game is available in PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC formats.
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