New video game lets player re-create school shootings


The controversial game is now listed on the Steam storefront with a release date of June 6.

It was developed by Revived Games and published by the company Acid, which has said it plans on selling the game for US$5 to US$10 on Steam and releasing an alternate "civilian" mode.

It's not out just yet, but it's already getting some backlash.

On Steam, the game is described as a "SWAT simulator in which dynamic roles are offered to players".

Scheduled to go on sale June 6th, this game allows the player to take on the role of either the shooter or the SWAT team in an office or school environment.

Most FPS games take place where you would expect: battlefields (real and fictional), post-apocalyptic cityscapes, abandoned insane asylums, that sort of thing.

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Thompson and Wood agree that the game isn't suitable for children, and so does child psychologist Amanda Gilliam.

"I want them to pull the game simple, just pull it", said Robinett.

Acid noted that other violent games have existed on Steam's platform, including a 2015 game that involved killing civilians at random, though not in a school setting.

Its Australian developer Ryan Lambourn would later make a game called The Slaying Of Sandy Hook Elementary, which positions itself as in favor of increased gun control laws.

Local parents said these kinds of games are getting too violent, and they believe exposing kids to this at young age can have a significant impact on them when they get older.

"While I can see people's anger and why this might be a bad idea for the game, I still feel like this topic should be left alone", they continued.

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The post ends, though, with news that the role of the shooter will likely never see the light of day: "After receiving such high amount of critics and hate, I will more likely remove the shooters role in this game by the release", the developer notes.

Just days after yet another fatal school shooting in the United States (this latest tragedy taking place at Santa Fe High School in Texas) Valve has been called to pull a game from Steam called Active Shooter which let players tackle hostage situations in schools, including letting them play as a terrorist who can shoot children. This is only meant to be the simulation and nothing else.

"The company is taking the stand that this game is legal because of free speech and everything else that tech billionaires hide behind when they are doing something the public knows is absolutely, morally corrupt but legally fine - but we can not stand for this", the website reads.

The publisher also admonished people from taking the game "seriously".

The website hosting the game is called Valve, which lists Revived Games as the developer.

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