In the game's description online, it says players are given the option to either be a shooter or SWAT team member while simulating a shooting in a school.
"REPORT THIS GAME", said another, more succinctly.
On Steam, the game is described as a "SWAT simulator in which dynamic roles are offered to players".
Parents of students murdered in February at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have lashed out at a new video game that lets gamers play the role of a school shooter, stalking through classrooms to rack up kills.
"Pick your role, gear up and fight or destroy", the makers say on the Steam website.
While it's not the first time we've seen games with gun violence, but with recent events like the Santa Fe shooting, folks are saying the developers of this active shooter game are taking it too far.
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It's called "Active Shooter", and it will be available June 6 for download on Steam, a digital distribution platform for video games.
"It's not ok to do it in a school and any reasonable company should know that", said Robinett who, in the first six hours of learning about the game, organized a petition against it.
Gilliam says parents should be tired of their children playing any active shooter games, even if the research doesn't directly tie them to violence.
"They do have policies that control the kind of content that are allowed in the game store. This really crosses the line". "Keeping our kids safe is a real issue affecting our communities and is in no way a 'game'".
"I don't understand why a company would profit off a game that glamorizes or glorifies what has become a national tragedy, these school shootings", Petty said.
"It is horrendous. Why would anybody think it's a good idea to market something violent like that, and be completely insensitive to the deaths of so many children?" "We're appalled that the game is being marketed". Valve itself did not create the game, but is providing the platform for people to access it. "First of all, this game does not promote any sort of violence, especially any sort of a mass shooting", they wrote in a post on Steam, noting that the game was originally just going to be about SWAT teams, but then they decided to make shooters and civilians playable as well.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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