Bohemia Interactive has releaseed a statement regarding the arrests
“We can confirm that two Bohemia Interactive employees, our colleagues and friends, were arrested during their holiday trip to Lemnos. They visited the island with the sole purpose of experiencing the island’s beautiful surroundings.
Since its establishment in 1999, Bohemia Interactive has created games based only upon publicly available information. We always respect the law and we’ve never instructed anybody to violate the laws of any country. The same is true for Arma 3.
Currently, all our effort goes towards supporting the guys over there, as well as their friends and families affected by this difficult situation. We sincerely hope that this is an unfortunate misunderstanding of their passion as artists and creators of virtual worlds.”
On behalf of the Bohemia Interactive team,
Marek Spanel, CEO
Two Czech employees of Bohemia Interactive, the developer behind the ARMA series, have been arrested in Lemnos, Greece on Monday the 11th, Greece, under charges of espionage.
Found taking photos and video footage of military installation, the two explained they were taking reference material for the upcoming ARMA 3, taking place around the Greek Islands of Lemnos and Agios Efstratios set in the mid 2030’s.
Confirming on the Bohemia Interactive forums , Marek Spanel, CEO and co-founder of Bohemia Interactive, chose not to discuss the topic further.