People have had enough of the disturbing school shootings and now they have to deal with the online games too, which are glorifying the killings.
Parents were shocked to see a violent video game that had school shooting and understandably they are not cool with it. They slammed the company for coming up with such a game.
The game titled ‘Active Shooter’ has been created by Revived Games and it includes ‘harrowing ‘objectives’ and a count for civilians and police killed, according to a report. The game allows players to decide whether to be the good guy or the bad guy.
The game description reads: “Active Shooter – the Simulation. Pick your role, gear up and fight or destroy! Be the good or the bad guy.
“The choice is yours! Only in “Active Shooter”, you will be able to pick the role of an Elite S.W.A.T member or the actual shooter.
“Lead your team, extract civilians and neutralize the shooter.”
Ryan Petty, father of 14-year-old Alaina who died during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, took things to social media and was understandably upset.
He wrote: “it’s disgusting that Valve Corp. is trying to profit from the glamorization of tragedies affecting our schools across the country.
“keeping our kids safe is a real issue affecting our communities and is no way a ‘game’.”
However, the creators of the game went on to defend their game. One of the creators of the game said:
“First of all, this game does not promote any sort of violence, especially any sort of a mass shooting.
“Originally when this game started its course of the development, I have planned on having SWAT only based game-play.
“Then I though about adding more gameplay to it by adding additional roles: of the shooter and the civilian. 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.
“As I mentioned on steam discussion forums, there are games like Hatred, Postal, Carmageddon and etc., which are even worst compared to “Active Shooter” and literally focuses on mass shootings/killings of people.
“I wrote to Valve regarding this game and waiting for the reply. After receiving such high amount of critics and hate, I will more likely remove the shooters role in this game by the release, unless if it can be kept as it is right now.”
So, what’s your take on the whole issue?