Atomic Games, makers of the controversy-ridden “Six Days In Fallujah,” a video game which sought the input of insurgents to recreate those eventful six days in 2004, is still looking for partners to release the game.
Konami dropped the project back in April saying “After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell it.”
However, president of Atomic Games, Peter Tampte isn’t giving up on the project.
According to a Marines Corps. Times report:
Tamte said the company remains committed to creating that game and continues to seek new partners.
No word regarding which publishing partners Atomic is currently pursuing has surfaced yet, but as always, when we know, you’ll know.
What does everyone think of an uber-realistic game like this? Too soon? Not soon enough? You’re the boss.
I mean talking to insurgents is quite ballsy. I’d say more ballsy than shooting them from hundreds of yards away. I’d settle for the second option myself, but I don’t see why people wouldn’t buy this game. I mean it’s not like the profits would be going to insurgents. The over-sensitivity our society exhibits is just so 2001.
I think Konami made a huge mistake. The controversy this game is making in the media is free publicity. This kind of pro-banning crap is only fuel for those who are curious to see what all the fuss is about. There are tons of gory military games based on actual events out there. It is true that most of them are World War II games, but I personally see no reason why this story shouldn’t be told. The game, in my mind, is no different than all of the documentaries that are on TV now. True stories of people dying, yes it is sad but war has been around since before people started recording history. Attempting to shield your eyes and ears to the reality that is all around you is pointless. It’s just a damn game people, kids are playing them anyway, they might as well learn some resent history while they rot their brains away playing video games.