Parkland parents decry game that simulates school shootings

01 June, 2018, 09:01 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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According to its website, Active Shooter is essentially a SWAT simulator in which dynamic roles are offered to players.

"We are not going to do business with people who act like this towards our customers or Valve", the representative said.

Surely somebody noticed during this game's development that the idea of a first-person school shooting MIGHT not go down well with the public.

Valve has pulled a game from Steam that allowed you to play as a school shooter targeting students in some situations.

Fred Guttenberg's daughter died in Parkland shooting.

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In light of the recent tragedies in Indiana, Texas and Florida, parents are furious that deadly school shootings are being turned into the subject of entertainment.

An online petition to stop the release of the game had gathered more than 100,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon. If you feel like hurting someone or people around you, please seek help from local psychiatrists or dial 911 (or applicable). Developer Revived Games received a tremendous amount of backlash for the game with lots of people demanding the title be removed from Steam's storefront. "And we stand here and we wonder why this happens to certain students", he said. "Video game designers should think of the influence they hold".

This screenshot appears to show the game from the viewpoint of the active shooter counting the number of "civs" and cops killed.

Acid, the game's publisher, recently wrote in a blog post that "Active Shooter" does not promote violence and that the game shouldn't be taken seriously.

"Keeping our kids safe is a real issue affecting our communities and is in no way a "game", he said in a statement.

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Jasvir Jacobs, a gamer we spoke with who plays games similar in style to Active Shooter, believes there is no connection to violent games and real life violence. In remarks to authorities, a roommate of his said it was unusual that Cho did not play games with his peers, Markey said.

Many shared their disapproval of the game on social media.

After the game was listed on Steam, users voiced their opinions against Active Shooter.

Indeed, it seems that Steam had already removed Berdiyev from its platform past year for the game Piccled Ricc, in which case he was accused of copyright theft. She was disgusted after watching a preview of the game.

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